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 , Coconino National Forest All Units
- 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
Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders In Progress
Scoping Start
03/29/2011
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 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 EIS: Kaibab and Coconino
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/30/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Paula Cote
928-226-4686
pcote@fs.fed.us
Description: Implementation of forest restoration activities including thinning of trees, prescribed fire treatments, and watershed and road restoration within 988,764 acres of the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests. See www.fs.usda.gov/4fri for information.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/4fri
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units, Williams Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Too extensive to list - see project record ponderosa pine habitat on the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests
Rock Pit Development: Coconino and Kaibab National Forests
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
07/01/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 08/2014 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)
Show Low South Land Exchange
EIS
- Land ownership management In Progress
Objection Period Legal Notice
12/20/2013
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Randall Chavez
928-368-2106
rchavez02@fs.fed.us
Description: A proposal to exchange 1028 acres Federal Land (Apache-Sitgreaves NFs & Coconino NF) for 1558 acres of non federal lands (Apache-Sitgreaves, Prescott and Coconino NF).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=22287
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District, Black Mesa Ranger District, Clifton Ranger District, Lakeside Ranger District, Red Rock Ranger District, Mogollon Rim Ranger District, Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Coconino, Greenlee, Navajo, Yavapai. LEGAL - T6N R29E Sec 34 (2 acres, Alpine RD, Apache-Sitgreaves NF), T15N R6E Sec 32 (8 acres, Redrock RD, Coconino NF), T10N R22E Secs 8, 31, 32 (1018 acres, Lakeside RD, Apache-Sitgreaves NF) Exchange a combined 1558 acres of non-Federal lands within the Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino and Prescott NFs for a combined 1028 acres of Federal lands within the Apache-Sitgreaves and Coconino NFs.
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
Plan Revision for the Coconino National Forest
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/20/2013
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
06/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Yewah Lau
928-527-3411
coconino_national_forest_plan_revision_team@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
Stock tank invasive aquatic species management
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us
Description: Establish clearance for treatments of non-invasive aquatic species in sotck tanks to prevent non-native invasive fish and other aquatic species from being reintroduved to downstream habitat with Threatened, Endangeredm and Sensitive fish.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42506
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Stock tank locations in watersheds that include Camdidate, hreatened or Endangered fish habitat on the 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
Dahl FLPMA Forest Roads Special Use Permit
CE
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Road access permit for existing forest road
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24903
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Forest Road on the Coconino National Forest
NPG Cable of Arizona Issuance of 10 Year 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 for existing aerial and buried television cable lines on the Red Rock and Peaks Ranger Districts.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District, Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Several locations on the Peaks and Red Rock Districts.
Coconino National Forest , Coconino National Forest All Units R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Buck Mountain, Baker Butte Lookout Tower Viewshed Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Matthew Engbring
928-477-5026
mtengbring@fs.fed.us
Description: The project proposes to thin trees and reduce fuel loads around Buck Mountain and Baker Butte Lookout Towers to extend the viewshed, improve the ability to detect wildfires and to reduce the threat of fire that could destroy the towers.
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. Baker Butte LO: T12N, R9E, Sec. 3, NE SE 1/4 G&SRM Forested stands around Buck Mountain Lookout and Baker Butte Lookout.
Mahan-Landmark Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/26/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
09/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Mary Bresee
928-477-5013
mkbresee@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels reduction and ecosystem restoration over approximately 42,000 acres east of Lake Mary Road and surrounding Hutch, Mahan, Pine and Landmark Mountains.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37972
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not determined as yet. Within or partly within the Hutch, Mahan, Pine Mountain and Landmark compartments (10Ks).
Oak Creek Overlook Vending Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Sarah Belcher
928-203-7521
sarahbelcher@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorize existing special use permit for vending at Oak Creek Overlook.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Oak Creek Overlook
Red Rock RD 2013 Permit Reauthorizations
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/10/2013
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reissue approximately 27 permits in various locations that have expired. Uses include private roads, Sterling Springs Fish Hatchery, water weirs, mineral stockpile site, signs and the Chapel of the Holy Cross.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41793
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Various locations on the Red Rock Ranger District
Coconino National Forest , Flagstaff Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
APS NO1 Youngs to Mormon Lake 69kV Power Line
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/09/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 09/2014 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to construct approximately 21 miles of new 69kV power line along the Western Area Power 345 kV lines from Youngs Substation south of I-40 to Forest Road 125 to a new substation on federal land south of Mormon Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41041
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T21N, R9E, Section 24 to T18N. R9E, Section 28, G&SRM Along the 345kV power line and FR 125 south of I40 and east of Lake Mary Road
Angell Grazing Alltoment
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2006
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Amanda Roesch
928-527-8263
aroesch@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorization of livestock grazing on the Angell Grazing Allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43534
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Angell Grazing Allotment is about 15 miles east of Flagstaff, AZ and is located in Coconino County.
Arizona Game and Fish Department Water Catchment Reconstruction
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress

02/14/2014
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Loren LeSueur
928-527-8247
llesueur@fs.fed.us
Description: Rebuilding of 8 water catchments for wildlife management. Five are located north of the San Francisco Peaks, 3 are located south of I40 near Elliot Canyon and between the Twin Arrows and the Townsend Winona exits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43478
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable 5 waters are located N of the San Francisco Peaks between Red Mountain and O'Leary Peak. 3 are located south of I40 near Elliot Canyon and between the Twin Arrows and the Townsend Winona exits
Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project
EIS
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
04/11/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Erin Phelps
928-527-8240
ephelps@fs.fed.us
Description: Project objectives are to restore and protect important watersheds around Flagstaff by reducing the risk of unnatural, high-severity wildfire and subsequent flooding on steep slopes through a variety of tree thinning methods.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40631
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. North of Flagstaff, AZ in the Dry Lake Hills/Mt Elden area, and south of Flagstaff on Mormon Mountain on the Flagstaff Ranger District.
Highway 180 Motorized Trails
EA
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Hitchin Post Stables Special-Use Permit Reauthorization
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/23/2011
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 Gregory Schuster
928-527-8222
gjschuster@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorizing special-use permit for horse trail riding and sleigh rides.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33854
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Southeast of Flagstaff, off of Lake Mary Road (FH3)
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 Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/31/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
01/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 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.
Turkey Butte/Barney Pasture Forest Health Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/02/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Erin Phelps
928-527-8240
ephelps@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.
Windmill West Range Allotment
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
01/17/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Gary Hase
928-635-5623
comments-southwestern-coconino-flagstaff@fs.fed.us
Description: Reauthorization of the term grazing permit, which covers grazing on approximately 155,000 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37253
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable South of I-40 West of 89A, East of the Verde River, and North of Cottonwood
Coconino National Forest , Mogollon Rim Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Camping Areas for Group Gathering Special Use Permits, Mogollon Rim District 2014
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Jerry Gonzales
928-477-5047
jigonzales@fs.fed.us
Description: Large 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. Camping areas of two to five acres are proposed at various locations on the District.
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various locations are proposed including: Long Valley FR 702 and Dines Spring FR 321A among others.
Clint's Well Underground Powerline Replacement
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 11/2014 05/2015 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal by Arizona Public Service to relocate a buried powerline inside the Lake Mary Road right of way from Happy Jack Lodge to Hwy 87. This line replaces an existing buried line located parallel to the road beyond the road right of way.
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Along Forest Highway 3 Lake Mary Road from Hwy 87 to Happy Jack Lodge
Mogollon Rim Christmas Tree Cutting
CE
- Forest products
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 08/2014 11/2014 Mary Bresee
928-477-5013
mkbresee@fs.fed.us
Description: The Mogollon Rim Ranger District is proposing to authorize personal use cutting of White Fir Sub-Alpine Fir and Douglas Fir Christmas Trees within identified stands off of Forest Roads 218, 218A, 300, 616 and 616.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42984
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Areas proposed for tree cutting to be determined.
Mogollon Rim Ranger District 2014 Special Use Reauthorizations
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reissue five special use authorizations in various locations that have expired or will expire in 2014. Uses include cinder stockpile area, private communication leases, water infrastructure and weather stations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43859
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mogollon Rim Ranger District
Coconino National Forest , Red Rock Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
APS VR1 Windmill Ranch 69 kV Line
CE
- Special use management In Progress

02/07/2014
Expected: 04/2014 04/2014 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to construct a less than one mile of buried distribution power line, 150 feet of new aerial distribution power line and platform substation near the Windmill Ranch west of Sedona.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41042
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T17N, R4 E, Section 22, G7SRM West of Sedona near Forest Roads 525A and 525C
Apache Maid Rangeland Management Analysis
EA
- Land management planning
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2011
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
06/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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
Arizona Water Company Water Storage Tanks
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Judy Adams
(928) 203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to construct two 1-million gallon water storage facilities in the Chapel/Broken Arrow area of Sedona.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=8778
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable In the Broken Arrow trail/Chapel area adjacent to private property
Cave Springs Bank Stabilization
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/19/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Amina Sena
928-203-2907
asena@fs.fed.us
Description: Stabilize banks of Oak Creek along Cave Springs campground. Would involve stabilizing a collapsing bank and possibly restoring a more natural central channel to the creek by filling in two constricted side channels and opening the middle.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36960
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Oak Creek, along the Cave Springs Campground, off Highway 89.
Cedar Flat Wildlife Habitat and Watershed Enhancement Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/06/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Amina Sena
928-203-2907
asena@fs.fed.us
Description: Perform work to cut encroaching Utah junipers to perpetuate the grassland. This will increase the quantity and quality of forage available to wildlife. This grassland will also improve soil condition. Entire project area is about 8500 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43689
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable A mix of grassland, juniper savanna, and juniper-pinyon woodland ecosystem types. The area for treatment functions as winter season elk range and all-season habitat for pronghorn antelope and deer.
Chavez Ranch Road Improvements
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A 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.
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
Chiricahua Leopard Frog Habitat Improvements
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Janie Agyagos
928-203-7507
jagyagos@fs.fed.us
Description: Rehabilitate Sycamore Basin tank and Walts Tank. Perform some juniper treatments for habitat improvement.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable At and around two earthen stock tanks (Sycamore and Walts)
Cornville Community Trail
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/12/2013
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Jennifer Burns
970-295-6612
jmburns@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
Cornville Non-motorized Trail System
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/11/2011
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Sarah Belcher
928-203-7521
sarahbelcher@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to construct non-motorized trails connections between Cornville Road and the Verde River and SR89A and Oak Creek in the Cornville area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15866
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T15N, R4E, Sec 1, 5, 7, 8, 9 Around Cornville and Bridgeport areas of Yavapai County
Cornville Single Track
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Sarah Belcher
928-203-7521
sarahbelcher@fs.fed.us
Description: Evaluate area east of Cornville for development of a motorized single track.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable .
Greasy Spoon Road Maintenance - Phase 2
CE
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Amina Sena
928-203-2907
asena@fs.fed.us
Description: Perform repair work on Greasy Spoon Road
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable About 2 miles northeast of where the 525C road branches off the 525 Road, west of Sedona
Honanki Improvements
CE
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/20/2010
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Angela Abel
928-203-7535
aaabel@fs.fed.us
Description: Redesign entrance to Honanki cultural resource site.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T18N, R4E, Section 15 Honanki Cultural Site
Hummingbird Garden Eagle Scout Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Facility management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Janie Agyagos
928-203-7507
jagyagos@fs.fed.us
Description: Develop a hummingbird garden adjacent to the Red Rock Visitor Contact Center. Garden would be planned and developed as a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Project.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Red Rock Ranger Station comples located south of the Village of Oak Creek.
Lawrence Crossing Toliet
CE
- Facility management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Sarah Belcher
928-203-7521
sarahbelcher@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace existing toilet at Lawrence Crossing.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lawrence Crossing
Oak Creek Dog Waste Stations
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Amina Sena
928-203-2907
asena@fs.fed.us
Description: Install dog waste stations at existing trailheads in Oak Creek Canyon.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Various developed trailheads within Oak Creek Canyon
Oak Creek Overlook Vending Special Use Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/23/2013
Expected: 04/2014 05/2014 Sarah Belcher
928-203-7521
sarahbelcher@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of a special use authorization for vending at the Oak Creek Overlook. This permit is currently held by Native Americans for Community Action (NACA) and expires in December 2014.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Oak Creek Overlook, located on 89A south of Flagstaff.
Red Rock Trails Phase IV
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 10/2014 05/2015 Jennifer Burns
928-203-7529
jmburns@fs.fed.us
Description: Adoption of new trails in the Red Rock area and decommissioning of inappropriate social trails.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Red Rock Area around Sedona, AZ
Reissuance of Outfitter/Guide Use in Broken Arrow
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Jeffrey Gilmore
928-687-1301
jlgilmore@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of Pink Jeep Tours' existing outfitter/guide use on Broken Arrow Road. Conversion of three existing Pink Jeep outfitter/guide permits into one permit (administrative change only; no change to use levels).
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T17N, R5E, R6E, Sections 19, 20, 29 Broken Arrow Road
Road Closures for Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Species
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Janie Agyagos
928-203-7507
jagyagos@fs.fed.us
Description: Evaluate areas for specific road closures to protect TE&S individuals and habitat.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Red Rock Ranger District
Sedona-Oak Creek Alternative Transportation Study
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/09/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
12/2014
Expected: 12/2015 05/2016 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.
Soldier Pass Motorized Use
EA
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/28/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Eric LaPrice
928-203-2914
elaprice@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.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T18N, R5E, Sections 1 and 36 Soldier Pass Road
Spring Creek (Oak Creek Aquatic Species Protection)
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 Michael Childs
928-203-2911
michaelchilds@fs.fed.us
Description: Bureau of Reclamation (BOC) project to construct a fish barrier on Oak Creek to protect the native fishery. BOC will prepare the NEPA document for Forest Service review.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable .
TMR Road Closures and Decommissioning
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Amina Sena
928-203-2907
asena@fs.fed.us
Description: Decommission or physically block public entrance to roads that were closed by the Travel Management Rule Decision.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable .
Tobias/Flynn Road Access
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
12/15/2011
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
06/2014
Expected: 08/2014 01/2015 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
V-V Viewing Platform
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/21/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Angela Abel
928-203-7535
aaabel@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a handicap accessible viewing platform at the V-V cultural site
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable V-V cultural site.
Verde Valley Botanical Area Protection: Fenceline Modification
CE
- Special area management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Janie Agyagos
928-203-7507
jagyagos@fs.fed.us
Description: Modify/Improve the fence that protects the Verde Valley Botantical Area.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Verde Valley
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