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
APS 69kv Power Line Permit for Childs-Irving Line
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/12/2015
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
- Special use management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
01/09/2015
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 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

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- Road management
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Heritage resource management
- Fuels management
- Land acquisition
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Land management planning
- Special use management
- Land ownership management
- Facility management
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Special area management
- Forest products
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
- Regulations, Directives, Orders In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
11/29/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2017
Expected: 04/2018 04/2018 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
Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Interim Management Vault Toilets Project
CE

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- Recreation management
- Road management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/07/2017
05/2017 Elizabeth Munding
(928) 203-2914
elizabethamunding@fs.fed.us
Description: Add vault toilets in the Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Corridor in order to provide adequate sanitation for existing visitation and to protect river values, including water quality and natural and cultural resources
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51085
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District, Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Coconino and Tonto national forests. On the Coconino, access is from State Highway 260 on FR 708 near Camp Verde. On the Tonto, access is from Strawberry via foot trail off of FR 708.
Four Forest Restoration Initiative Rim Country Project
EIS
- Watershed management
- Road management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
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.
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
04/2017
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
Changes to Motor Vehicle Designations
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
11/17/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 02/2018 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
08/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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
04/2017
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 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
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: 07/2017 07/2017 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.
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
05/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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.
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
05/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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.
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
A-1 Mountain Grazing Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
10/02/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 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.
Bar M, Newman, and Flag South Fuels Reduction Project
CE

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- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Brian Poturalski
928-527-8264
bpoturalski@fs.fed.us
Description: The Flagstaff Ranger District is proposing to conduct a review to determine the effects of using prescribed fire to treat areas not identified for treatment within the Four Forest Restoration Initiative footprint.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51516
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple locations on the Flagstaff Ranger District.
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 District Permit Reissuances Spring 2017
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue permits for a water quality monitoring well for Fairfield Fort Valley and a flood control structure in Sinclair Wash for Coconino County
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Section 25, T22N, R6E Fairfield: Section 36, T21N,R6E Coconino County
Flagstaff Ranger District October 2016 CE Week Special Use New Authorizations
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/21/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us
Description: Propose to reissue several special use permits in various locations that have expired. Uses include private road use permits, waterline/springs/storage tank infrastructures, and research permit .
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50543
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Through the administrative boundaries of the Flagstaff Ranger District.
Flagstaff Ranger District Planting Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A 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
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.
Heart Trail & Little Elden Trail Realignment Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 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.
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
04/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 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: 04/2017 05/2017 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.
Oak Creek Rim Communication Site
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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.
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
06/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 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.
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
04/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 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.
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
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/06/2012
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
Expected: 09/2017 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
- Special use management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A 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
2017 Mogollon Rim Ranger District Communication Lease Reissuances
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 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 include treating "potential" hazardous trees and installation of an access road gate
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.
Arizona National Scenic Trail Reroute, Hay Meadow Trailhead to Gooseberry Springs Trailhead
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/10/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Brady Vandragt
928-477-5052
bvandragt@fs.fed.us
Description: The project is to reroute three segments (totaling 18 miles) of the existing trail off of Forest System Roads to a non-motorized pathway. In addition, up to 20 new range gates will be installed at range fence lines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50810
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable The AZNST reroute segments are located on an 18 mile stretch of trail from the Hay Meadow Trailhead off of SR87, north to the Gooseberry Springs Trailhead southwest of FH3 (Lake Mary Road).
Buck Mountain Lookout Tower Viewshed Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/07/2014
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 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
Scoping Start
02/24/2016
Est. Comment Period
06/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 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
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/10/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 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.
Long Valley Meadow Restoration
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/11/2017
05/2017 Christopher MacDonald
928-635-8354
cdmacdonald@fs.fed.us
Description: Restoration of a wet meadow ecosystem using mechanized equipment to stabilize channels and installing rock and timber-based structures to better manage the flow of water and stabilize meadow soils.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50793
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Long Valley; Along State Hwy 87, approximately 2 miles west of Clints Well. Both areas are highly visible meadows along the State Highway, FR 141, and FR 147A.
Special Use Permit Areas for Group Gatherings, Mogollon Rim District
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2017
Actual: 04/07/2017
04/2017 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. The Dane Spring site on FR321A is the only site that was approved at decision.
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. At the decision the only site approved was Dane Spring.
Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Apache Maid Rangeland Management Analysis
EA
- Watershed management
- Land management planning
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
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
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.
Ike's Backbone
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
10/07/2016
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 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
Old Indian Road Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 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
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.
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.
Tobias/Flynn Road Access
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
12/15/2011
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 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
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