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.

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- 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
4FRI Rim Country Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/26/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2017
Expected: 03/2019 04/2019 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/goto/4FRIRimCountry
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.
APS 69kv Power Line Permit for Childs-Irving Line
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/12/2015
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 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.
AZ Public Service-Salt River Project ROW Vegetation Management with Herbicides
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/09/2015
Est. Comment Period
06/2018
Expected: 12/2018 01/2019 Heather Snow
505-842-3445
hsnow@fs.fed.us
Description: FS must decide whether to allow APS and SRP to include using herbicides as a method to manage vegetation on existing APS and SRP transmission ROW within five National Forests in Arizona.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45771
Location: UNIT - Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests All Units, Coconino National Forest All Units, Kaibab National Forest All Units, Prescott National Forest All Units, Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Gila, Maricopa, Navajo, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Arizona Public Service Company and Salt River Project Rights of Way across the Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott, and Tonto National Forests. See map on website.
Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Land ownership management
- Minerals and Geology
- Land acquisition
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Special use management
- Facility management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Special area management
- Heritage resource management
- Road management
- Land management planning
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2017
Expected: 12/2018 02/2019 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
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
11/29/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2018
Expected: 06/2019 06/2019 Marcos Roybal
928-203-2915
comments-southwestern-coconino-redrock@fs.fed.us
Description: Creation of a Comprehensive River Management Plan for Fossil Creek, per Wild and Scenic Rivers Act requirements. View Fossil Creek general information.
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
Western Area Power Administration Glen Canyon-Rogers 230/345kV Integrated Vegetation Mgmt Program
EA
- Special use management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/20/2016
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 08/2018 08/2018 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
Changes to Motor Vehicle Designations
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2015
Est. Comment Period
03/2018
Expected: 11/2018 11/2018 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
11/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 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
APS Seven Communication Poles (including Village of Oak Creek)
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: At each, install a 65-foot, 12 sided, weathering steel poles, direct buried with 10 foot underground,800MHz antenna, a 2 foot Microwave dish, a Cambium PTP650 ODU (self-contained transceiver unit, 2 cabinets for radio/battery and access existing road
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50283
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District, Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - T16N R6E, Sec 8; T19N, R6E, Sec 14, 33 & 34; T18N, R6E, Sec 34;T16N, R9E, Sec 29; T14N, R11E, Sec 32 Pine Vly/Lee Mtn, Village of Oak Creek; Oak Creek Vista; Cave Springs; Indian Pt; Happy Jack by Discovery Telescope; north of CC Cragin Reservoir; North of Surveyor Cyn above Oak Cr Cyn
APS Transmission Line Permit Reissuances (4 Lines)
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2007
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of expired power line permits: Flagstaff-Prescott 230kV line, Flagstaff-Leupp 230kV line, Tuba City 69kV line, Flagstaff-Prescott 115/69kV line.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50848
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District, Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations crossing the forest from the Verde Valley north to the forest boundary along Leupp Road.
AT&T Permit Reissuances
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2017
Expected: 02/2018 02/2018 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuances of 3 buried communication lines. 1) Hwy180 near Kendrick Park to Hwy89 to Doney Park 2)Doney to I40 east and south to JW Powell 3)I17 to Schnebly Hill to Sedona south along Hwy89A to Cottonwood.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51529
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District, Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Existing lines crossing Hwy180 to Hwy 89A;Doney Park east along I40 and south to I17; Parallel to I17 to Schnebly Hill Road to Sedona and south along hwy89A to Cottonwood.
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.
Unisource Energy Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuances of expiring master permit for buried natural gas lines in various locations around Flagstaff and the Verde Valley.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51531
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District, Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations around Flagstaff and the Verde Valley.
Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arizona Nordic Village Entrance Road
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 12/2017 04/2018 Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Flagstaff Ranger District is considering a proposal from the Arizona Nordic Village to add an additional entrance from Highway 180 to an existing parking area to increase safety and improve ingress and egress from the recreation area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52626
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Arizona Nordic Village is located in the Coconino National Forest 15 miles northwest of Flagstaff, Arizona. The parking lot is located alongside Hwy 180 at Mile Marker 232.
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 Five Watershed Improvement Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Thomas Runyon
928-527-8246
tarunyon@fs.fed.us
Description: Closure of non-system roads in the area including 1-17 to the West, Lake Mary Road to the North and East, Coconino 90 and FR240 to the South. Closure activities will include blocking roads with debris, revegetation, and obliteration with equipment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52636
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable 1-17 to the West, Lake Mary Road to the North and East, Coconino 90 and FR240 to the South. Includes area around communities of mountainaire, north of Munds Park, Lake Mary Meadows, Elk Park Meadows.
Flagstaff Ranger District Planting Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
09/05/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49199
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
- Road management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 12/2017 03/2018 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47282
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.
Fort Valley Soil Moisture Sensor Installation
CE
- Special use management
- Research
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of soil moisture sensing devices including placement of wireless and corded sensors at various depths in the ground. Ten to eleven T posts 1.2 to 1.5 meters tall with small solar panels, batteries and containment box would be installed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52631
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T22N, R7E Sections 29 and 32 of the Gila and Salt River Meridian. In Fort Valley area between FR 164B and FR 420, north of Flagstaff.
Heart Trail & Little Elden Trail Realignment Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Brian Poturalski
928-527-8264
bpoturalski@fs.fed.us
Description: The Flagstaff Ranger District and its partners are proposing to realign segments of two trails within the Dry Lake Hills Trail system:Heart Trail and Little Elden Trail. Realignment would been done using hand tools.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51515
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Little Elden Trail winds along the north side of Little Elden Mountain located within Flagstaff, Az off FR556. This project is located within all or sections of Township 22N, Range 8E, Sec. 30.
Highway 180 Motorized Trails
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2018
Expected: 10/2019 04/2020 Patrick McGervey
928-527-8240
ephelps@fs.fed.us
Description: The goal of this project is to provide Forest visitors with a sustainable motorized, multi-use trail system along the Hwy 180 corridor that minimizes impacts to natural resources and social concerns/issues.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37330
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T22N., R6E., portions of sec. 4, 5, 8, 9 and T23N., R6E., portions of sec. 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, 32. The Highway 180 corridor, near Forest Road 151 on the east side and Wing Mountain on the west side.
Kinnikinick Lake Fish Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
07/03/2017
Expected: 02/2018 04/2018 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us
Description: Placement of juniper trees and catfish houses in Kinnikinick Lake to improve fish habitat to foster more and larger game fish for enhanced recreational opportunity
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52172
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Kinnikinick Lake, approximately 9 miles east of Mormon Lake
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
11/2017
Expected: 12/2017 03/2018 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47868
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
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/06/2016
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49197
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Backpacking events will take place at a variety of locations within designated wilderness areas on the Coconino National Forest.
North Forest Grassland Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 12/2017 04/2018 Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us
Description: This project entails removing pinyon and juniper trees that are encroaching on grasslands through manual and mechanical means as well as broadcast burns. Some parts of the project area would receive no treatment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52629
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T25N, R5E, Sections 1-4, 9-12, 13-16, 21-24 and T25N, R6E Sections 5-8, 17 and 18 Of the Gila and Salt River meridian This project is located in the northwest corner of the Coconino National Forest with the Forest Boundary making up the northern and eastern project boundary.
Oak Creek Rim Switchbacks Communication Site
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 02/2018 04/2018 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50280
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
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 02/2018 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50275
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.
Sheeps Crossing FUTS Trail
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 12/2017 01/2018 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: City of Flagstaff is proposing to obtain a permit to construct a portion of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System 10 foot wide aggregate trail with 2 foot native shoulders to complete section of the trail system. Drainage work on Highway Stock tank.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51553
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable From JW Powell to connect to a culvert that crosses under I-17 toward Fort Tuthill outside of Flagstaff. T20N, R7E, Section 5
Turkey Butte/Barney Pasture Forest Health Restoration
EA
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/06/2012
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 02/2018 09/2020 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
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/28/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49196
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
Buck Mountain Lookout Tower Viewshed Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/07/2014
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 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
- Fuels management In Progress
Comment Period
06/01/2017
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 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.
Long Valley Work Center Meadow Restoration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2017
Expected: 03/2018 03/2018 Christopher MacDonald
928-635-8354
cdmacdonald@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the project is to restore vegetative rigor and natural patterns of stream flow and drainage to a degraded meadow east of the Long Valley Work Center.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52649
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T13N, R10E, Section 18, Gila and Salt River Meridian East of the Long Valley Work Center on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District. Center of project area is -111.328736 and 34.519354. It is in the Long Valley Management Area of the revised Forest Plan, 2017
Wallin Private Land Access
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Private road access to land near Lake Mary Road and Clints Well. Existing road not currently open to the public.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52146
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Road to private land near Clints Well, near Forest Road 680
Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2017 Spring Red Rock District Permit Reissuances
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us
Description: Permits for private roads Macaluso, Old Schoolhouse, Aerie Conservancy, Boynton Rock LTD, Stuckenschneider. Pine Valley Water pipeline, Camp Verde drainage/weir, Camp Verde Sewer line, Camp Verde Water Company pipeline, Clear Ck and Fossil Gages
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52103
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations around the Red Rock Ranger District
Apache Maid Rangeland Management Analysis
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Land management planning
On Hold N/A N/A 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
City of Sedona Chapel Road Authorization and Sewer Line
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of an authorization to the City of Sedona for the existing Chapel Road including possible widening for bike paths and sidewalks and amending their current sewer transmission line permit to include sewer along this corridor.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52148
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Chapel Road in Sedona
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: 09/2017 01/2018 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.
Green Private Access Road
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed access to private property off the Chavez Ranch Road near Sedona. Single driveway access.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52147
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Chavez Ranch Road between private parcels near Sedona
Hurley Access Road
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization for existing road to private property off the Page Springs Road near Cornville.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52149
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Near private land along Page Springs Road.
I-17 Hog Water Communication Site
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to construct a new communication 150 foot tall tower, buildings and solar power system to improve wireless service along Interstate 17.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52150
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Section 35, T16 N., R6 E, G&SRM Along I-17 and Forest Road 689 near an existing ADOT storage site and Rarrick Canyon.
Oak Creek Watershed Restoration Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2017
Expected: 06/2018 06/2018 Nicole Branton
928-203-7501
nbranton@fs.fed.us
Description: Restoration of the Oak Creek Watershed based on the Middle and Lower Oak Creek Canyon Watershed Restoration Action Plan. Proposed activities strive toward improving the watershed conditions, wildlife habitat, and water quality.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52793
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - T18N R6E; T18N R5E; T17N R6E; T17N R5E; T17N R4E; T16N R6E; T16N R5E; T16N R4E; T15N R4E; T15N R65 Middle and Lower Oak Creek watersheds
Old Indian Road Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 12/2017 02/2018 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal from private landowners to drive and do maintenance, including minor improvements to an administrative road in Oak Creek Canyon referred to as Old Indian Road
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51554
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Existing road on the east side of Oak Creek from Indian Gardens south to the Rainbow Trout Farm area.
Tobias-Flynn Private Land Access
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
08/17/2017
Expected: 05/2018 05/2018 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
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