Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Coconino National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Coconino National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff Ranger District
- Coconino National Forest, Mogollon Rim Ranger District
- Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Ranger District


R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
APS 69kv Power Line Permit for Childs-Irving Line
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/12/2015
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a permit to replace the expired Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Hydropower License. Existing 69 kV line that was part of the Childs Irving Power operation and covered under the old license. Has been in continuous operation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47114
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District, Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Line that travels from Childs substation to Irving power plant area. Includes small sections of the Tonto NF where it crosses Fossil Creek.
Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA
- Road management
- Land management planning
- Forest products
- Land ownership management
- Special area management
- Special use management
- Watershed management
- Heritage resource management
- Grazing management
- Minerals and Geology
- Land acquisition
- Facility management
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Julie Molzahn
406-826-4352
jmolzahn@fs.fed.us
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for the Arizona National Scenic Trail and management corridor.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49535
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units, Coronado National Forest All Units, Kaibab National Forest All Units, Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Arizona National Scenic Trail goes from the Coronado NM to the Utah Border at Vermillion Cliffs- 800 miles south to north across the State of Arizona.
Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders In Progress
Scoping Start
03/29/2011
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Charlotte Minor
928-635-8271
cminor@fs.fed.us
Description: Creation of a Comprehensive River Management Plan for Fossil Creek as described in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The project is on both the Coconino National Forest and the Tonto National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27457
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District, Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Fossil Creek (Wild and Scenic River Portions) - Red Rock District of the Coconino National Forest and Payson Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest
Four Forest Restoration Initiative Rim Country Project
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/26/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2017
Expected: 01/2019 02/2019 Annette Fredette
928 226 4684
4FRI_comments@fs.fed.us
Description: Landscape-scale restoration on the Coconino, Apache-Sitgreaves, and Tonto National Forests of ponderosa pine ecosystems, designed to maintain, improve, and restore ecosystem structure, pattern, function, and resiliency.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/4fri/planning/?cid=stelprd3837085
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mogollon Rim Ranger District, Coconino NF; Black Mesa and Lakeside Ranger Districts, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest; Payson and Pleasant Valley Ranger Districts, Tonto National Forest.
Rock Pit Development: Coconino and Kaibab National Forests
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
06/27/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us
Description: Development of up to 39 rock pits affecting a total of 434 acres on the Coconino and Kaibab national forests to provide materials for surfacing roads to maintain safe and sustainable road conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34858
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units, Kaibab National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable locations throughout the Coconino and Kaibab national forests (see map)
Western Area Power Administration Glen Canyon-Rogers 230/345kV Integrated Vegetation Mgmt Program
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/20/2016
Est. Comment Period
12/2016
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Mike Dechter
505-829-3535 x 3109
mdechter@fs.fed.us
Description: Western is proposing to implement a operation and maintenance (O&M) and Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) program on the Rogers-Glen Canyon section of the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Transmission System. Includes use of herbicides.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49397
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units, Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Gila, Pima, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable This transmission line runs throughout the Coconino National Forest and through portions of the Tonto National Forest.
Coconino National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
APS existing transmission line permit reissuance
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2007
Expected: 01/2017
Actual: 08/08/2011
01/2017 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of seven special use permits for APS transmission lines for up to 50 years. These existing facilities and are still needed by APS in order to deliver electrical power to the general public.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47057
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Existing APS Transmission lines on the Flagstaff Ranger District
Changes to Motor Vehicle Designations
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2015
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 12/2017 04/2018 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us
Description: Changes to designations (as currently shown on the Motor Vehicle Use Map)for motor vehicles on roads, trails, and areas throughout the Coconino National Forest
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47435
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Gila, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Roads, trails and areas throughout the Coconino National Forest
Plan Revision for the Coconino National Forest
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/20/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Vernon Keller
928-527-3415
vkeller@fs.fed.us
Description: Revision of the Coconino National Forest's Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) that guides activities on the Coconino NF such as recreation management and improvement of ecosystem health. For more information, visit http://go.usa.gov/gnzY
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coconino/landmanagement/planning/?cid=stelprdb5334655
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Gila, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Coconino National Forest
Coconino National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
NPG Cable of Arizona/Suddenlink Issuance of New Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to re issue a permit to NPG Cable/Suddenlink for existing aerial and buried television cable lines on the Red Rock and Flagstaff Ranger Districts.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33334
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District, Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Several locations on the Flagstaff and Red Rock Districts.
Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
A-1 Mountain Grazing Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/23/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would determine whether and to what extent a term grazing permit would be issued to continue livestock grazing on the A-1 Mountain Grazing Allotment through an environmental assessment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48083
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - This allotment is located within all or portions of T21N R6E Sections 1-3, 10, 11, and 13-15; T21N R7E Section 7; and T22N R6E Sections 34-36 of the Gila and Salt River Meridian. The allotment is flanked on the east by of the City of Flagstaff and on the west by the Maxwell Springs allotment.
City of Flagstaff Zuni Drive Drainage Easement and Improvements
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal by the City to construct additional drainage improvements along Zuni Road, including adding corrugated metal pipes and headwalls.
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Section 33, Township 21 North Range 7 East G&SRM Along Zuni Drive, City of Flagstaff
El Paso Natural Gas Co Installation of Ground Bed, Rectifier and Campstone Generator
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us
Description: Install a new Cathodic Protection System within El Paso Natural Gas Company's existing 120 foot right-of-way on lands administered by the Coconino National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable On lands administered by the Flagstaff Ranger District. Approximately 8 miles southeast from the Peaks District Office and due north of Forest Service Road 9149T.
Flagstaff Ranger District Planting Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Flagstaff Ranger District is proposing to plant multiple locations across the district which were deforested due to wildfires.
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Activities will occur at multiple locations across the Flagstaff Ranger District.
Forest Road 128A Improvements.
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us
Description: In order to provide safer access to the Northern Arizona Shooting Range, the Arizona Game & Fish Department is requesting the ability to improve Forest Service Road 128A.
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Northern Arizona Shooting Range is located east of Flagstaff, south of the Winona Exit (#211) on I40.
Lockett Meadow Vegetation Management Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/19/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would address the interrelated needs to reduce meadow encroachment from ponderosa pine, to remove identified hazard trees within the designated camping area, and reduce created and natural fuels.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48084
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - This project is located with in T23N, R7E, Sec. 23 of the Gila and Salt River Meridian. Project area is located 15 miles north of Flagstaff off Hwy 89 in the heart of the San Francisco Peaks.
Marshall Lake Improvement Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us
Description: AZGFD is requesting to do road improvements, increase wildlife habitat, and wetland modifications to the project area to improve wildlife habitat quality and diversity at the wetland by increasing water runoff and retention.
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Marshall Lake is located about 12 miles from Flagstaff, AZ off of Forest Road 128.
McCormick Pit Native Material Site
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal by Coconino County obtain a permit to continue disposing of native dirt and rock flood debris in the McCormick Pit.
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Section 8, T23N, R8E Along Hwy 89 north of Sunset Crater
Mt Elden/Dry Lake Hills Recreation Planning
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Brian Poturalski
928-527-8264
comments-southwestern-coconino-flagstaff@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is planning for non-motorized recreation for trails, special uses and facilities in the Mt. Elden-Dry Lake Hills (MEDL) area. The next round of public involvement will be related to alternative development in summer 2014.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38239
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project area encompasses the Mt Elden/Dry Lake Hills area north of Flagstaff, AZ, and includes Forest Roads 420, 556, and 557. The forest boundary marks the southern and eastern edges of the project.
Mt. Elden Hang Gliding Launch Site Special Use Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2016
Expected: 09/2016 06/2018 Brian Poturalski
928-527-8264
bpoturalski@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a project that would re-issue a Special Use Permit to Arizona Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association to continue use of NFS lands and roads for access to an established launch site location and construct two new sites.
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T22N, R7E, Sec. 36 SW ¼ The project area is located in the southwest portion of the Turkey Park area on top of Mt. Elden.
NAU Parks & Recreation Backpacking Outfitting & Guiding Special Use Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 08/2016 08/2016 Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Flagstaff Ranger District is proposing to issue a outfitting and guiding priority special use permit (FSH 2709.14 53.1m)to the Parks and Recreation Management Program at Northern Arizona University for the purpose of outdoor education.
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Backpacking events will take place at a variety of Locations in Wilderness Areas on the Coconino National Forest.
Oak Creek Rim Communication Site
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to build a 120 foot tall communication tower, support equipment shelter, buried power line connection and common carrier microwave system to support improved cellular communications along Hwy 89A in Oak Creek Canyon.
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable West side of highway 89A across from Oak Creek Vista Recreation site.
Old Walnut Canyon Road Improvements
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal by the City of Flagstaff to improve Old Walnut Canyon Road to private property and obtain an authorization for operation and maintenance of this corridor.
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Along the existing Old Walnut Canyon Road (forest road 303) to the last private property.
Turkey Butte/Barney Pasture Forest Health Restoration
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/06/2012
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 02/2017 05/2019 Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is designed to reduce improve forest and watershed health in the Turkey Butte and Barney Pasture area. Project activities would include thinning of small and medium diameter trees and prescribed burning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37244
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Including all or portions of: T19N, R4E, Sec1,2,12,13,24-26,35,36; T19N, R5E, Sec 1-36; T19N, R6E, Sec 19,29-33; T18N, R4E, Sections 1,2,11,12; T18N, R5E, Sec 1,2,4-9,17,18; T18N, R6E, Sec 5-7 West of Highway 89 and East of Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. South of Oak Creek Canyon Natural Research Area, and North of the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness.
Wedding Planner Outfitting & Guiding Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Flagstaff Ranger District proposes to issue a Priority Special Use Permit for Outfitting and Guiding Services to a wedding planner. This permit would authorize up to 10 weddings/ year at established locations.
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Weddings will take place at a variety of locations on the Flagstaff Ranger District.
Coconino National Forest, Mogollon Rim Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2016 Mogollon Rim Ranger District Communication Lease Reissuances
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us
Description: The Mogollon Rim Ranger District will be processing requests to issue new communication leases for current lease holders at the 5 Mile Communication Site. Analysis will also include treating "potential" hazardous trees.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49007
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - 5 Mile - Rim Communications Site is located on the Mogollon Ranger District, Coconino National Forest, Coconino County, State of Arizona in Section 15 / 16, T. 12 N., R. 8 E., G&SRBM. 5 Mile Communication Site along Hwy 87 north of Strawberry.
Buck Mountain Lookout Tower Viewshed Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/07/2014
Expected: 02/2017 04/2017 Jeffery Thumm
928-477-5037
jthumm@fs.fed.us
Description: The project proposes to thin trees and reduce fuel loads around Buck Mountain Lookout Tower to extend the viewshed, improve the ability to detect wildfires and to reduce the threat of fire that could destroy the tower.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42985
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Buck Mountain LO: T15N, R9E, Sec. 20, SE SE 1/4, G&SRM. Forested stands around Buck Mountain Lookout.
Cragin Watershed Protection Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/24/2016
Est. Comment Period
06/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 Polly Haessig
928-477-5007
phaessig@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels reduction over about 64,000 acres within and adjacent to the watersheds that drain into the C. C. Cragin (formerly known as Blue Ridge) Reservoir.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46075
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not defined at this time. Within all/parts of East Clear Creek-Blue Ridge Reservoir, Miller Canyon, Bear Canyon, Webber, Pine Creek, Windmill Draw-Jacks Canyon, Long Valley Draw and East Clear Creek - Clear Creek watersheds.
Hutch Mountain Communication Site
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/10/2016
Expected: 11/2016 09/2017 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to construct a commercial communication facility, including building, tower and solar power structures to provide improved wireless and other communication services in the area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47876
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Section 36, Township 17 North, Range 9 East, G&SRM Hutch Mountain off Forest administrative road 135B on saddle near fire lookout.
Special Use Permit Areas for Group Gatherings, Mogollon Rim District
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/29/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Susan Lankford
928-477-2255
slankford@fs.fed.us
Description: Two group camp sites are proposed for issuance of temporary Special Use Permits(SUPs) for groups of 75 or more people or for recreation events that involve a fee. One site is near Dane Spring and one is on FR702A near FH3
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44145
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Two locations are proposed. One is on FR702A along FH3 and the other is on FR321A near Dane Spring.
Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
APS Communication Pole Village of Oak Creek
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2016
Expected: 11/2016 01/2017 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to add a 55 foot tall communication pole along an existing distribution power line between Pine Valley and Lee Mountain subdivisions and add 18 feet of buried power line to this pole in order to provide improved APS communications.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pole is proposed between Pine Valley and Lee Mountain subdivisions in the Village of Oak Creek adjacent to existing power line corridor.
Apache Maid Rangeland Management Analysis
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
- Watershed management
- Land management planning
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2011
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Marc Stavropoulos
928-203-7517
mastavropoulos@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze the conditions on the Apache Maid Range Allotment and its potential to continue to support livestock grazing with the principles of Adaptive Management.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35392
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Red Rock Ranger District
Chavez Ranch Road Improvements
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/14/2014
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal by private developer in coordination with Yavapai County to improve Chavez Ranch Road from Cathedral Vista Road to private property, including road construction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=17895
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T17N, R5E, Sections 23, 24, and 26, G&SRM Near Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Old Post Trail and north side of Crescent Moon Ranch
Cornville Community Trail
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Sarah Belcher
928-203-7521
sarahbelcher@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a trail on National Forest Lands adjacent to Cornville's existing Windmill Park. This trail would be an extension of the existing trail in Windmill Park.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T15N, R4E, Section 3 Town of Cornville, adjacent to Windmill Park
Girdner Area Trails Planning
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/12/2016
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Adam Barnett
928-203-7529
adambarnett@fs.fed.us
Description: Up to 10 miles of non motorized multi-use trails will be proposed for the area near the Girdner Trail west of Sedona and north of SR89A.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48242
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Area near the Girdner Trail west of Sedona and north of SR89A.
Ike's Backbone
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/30/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Kathleen Sevy
928-203-7537
ksevy@fs.fed.us
Description: Evaluate the vacant Ike's Backbone grazing allotment for closure due to infeasibility of managing grazing on it because of size and topography.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46354
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ike's Backbone grazing allotment
Sedona-Oak Creek Alternative Transportation Study
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Nicole Branton
928-203-7501
nbranton@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal may include a shuttle operation, bicycle and pedestrian improvements. The proposal also may include new construction of additional parking areas or facilities, and modifications to vehicle access and parking at existing recreation sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42125
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Recreation sites on State Hwy 179 North of the FS Visitor Center and Ranger district, Cathedral Rock trailhead and road, and Recreation sites on U.S. Hwy 89A from Sedona Uptown to Oak Creek Overlook.
Soldiers Pass Motorized Use
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/01/2016
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Julie Rowe
928-203-7516
comments-southwestern-coconino-redrock@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of motorized use on Soldier Pass Road and how to bring it into compliance with Forest Plan direction for social encounter levels. Use currently exceeds capacity.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38555
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T18N, R5E, Sections 1 and 36 Soldier Pass Road
Tobias/Flynn Road Access
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
12/15/2011
Expected: 03/2017 05/2017 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to construct a road from SR179 to private property across Oak Creek from Poco Diablo and Chavez Crossing Group Campground in Sedona. Proposal is the result of litigation requiring the Forest Service to provide an easement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15870
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Area near Chavez Crossing Group Campground in Sedona
White Hills Motorized Single Track Trail
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/04/2015
Expected: 12/2016 01/2017 Sarah Belcher
928-203-7521
sarahbelcher@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of approx. 30-miles of motorized single track trail that includes the establishment of a parking area and obliteration of adjacent non-system routes. Previously named Cornville Motorized Single Track Trail
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46327
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable East of Cornville, just south of the intersection of Yavapai County Roads 30 and 78.
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