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)
- Coronado National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Coronado National Forest, Douglas Ranger District
- Coronado National Forest, Nogales Ranger District
- Coronado National Forest, Safford Ranger District
- Coronado National Forest, Santa Catalina Ranger District
- Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District


R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA
- Land management planning
- Special area management
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Facility management
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Land ownership management
- Land acquisition
- Heritage resource management
- Grazing 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.
Coronado 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
Revision of Coronado National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/22/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2017
Expected: 06/2017 10/2017 Rosamond Robinson
520-388-8491
rosamondrobinson@fs.fed.us
Description: The current Coronado National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan became effective in 1986, and it has been amended. To update its content and direction, the Forest has prepared a Draft Revised Forest Plan that is undergoing NEPA review.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coronado/landmanagement/planning/?cid=fswdev7_018702
Location: UNIT - Coronado National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona, New Mexico. COUNTY - Hidalgo, Cochise, Graham, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Not Applicable Coronado National Forest
Coronado National Forest, Douglas Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Changes to Douglas Ranger District Motorized Travel System
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
11/05/2014
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Joseph Harris
520-364-6821
josephharris@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes changes to the motorized travel system to meet newly identified Forest administrative and user needs and to protect ecological and cultural resource from future damage and/or degradation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36555
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona, New Mexico. COUNTY - Hidalgo, Cochise. LEGAL - Multiple locations Douglas Ranger District
Cochise Stronghold Hazardous Fuel Reduction
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/10/2017
Est. Comment Period
06/2017
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Darrel Howell
520-761-6018
ddhowell@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin, pile, and burn 438 acres of National Forest lands surrounding private lands in Cochise Stronghold and along the Middlemarch Road. Broadcast burn 3,069 acres in the fuelbreaks and Dragoon Mountains.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48906
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple locations on the Douglas Ranger District. Please see attached map.
Columbus Electric Cooperative Special Uses Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/23/2015
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 James Sutton
520-749-7725
jsutton@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization for a 20-year Special Use Permit to Columbus Electric Cooperative to allow for maintenance of existing powerlines. Columbus Electric has been and continues to be in compliance with their permit which expired in 2011.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47439
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Not Applicable Existing Columbus Electric Lines throughout Douglas Ranger District.
Rustler Park and Barfoot Park Forest Health Thinning
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
09/08/2016
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Leslie Prewitt
520-388-8358
lprewitt@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinning to improve tree vigor, reduce completion based mortality, and to sanitize infections and infestations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50254
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - T17S R30E Sec 28, 33, 34 and T18S R30E Sec 3, 4 of the Gila Salt Meridian Rustler Park Campground and Barfoot Park
Coronado National Forest, Nogales Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cienega Creek Firescape
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2017
Est. Comment Period
06/2018
Expected: 06/2019 06/2019 Christian Carter
5207616009
christiancarter@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest proposes mechanical and prescribed fire treatments on about 50,000 acres of Forest and adjacent Federal, state and private lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51926
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - T17S R15E, T17S R16E, T18S R15E, T18S R16E, T19S R15E, T19S R16E, T20S R15E, T20S R16E The project area includes lands within the Cienega Creek watershed, bounded by the Santa Rita & Empire Mountains on the west, Rincon Mountains on the north, Whetstone & Mustang Mountains on the south.
Grazing Permit Reauthorization, Gardner Allotment
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/29/2010
Est. Comment Period
02/2018
Expected: 09/2018 09/2018 Sean Lockwood
520-761-6014
seanlockwood@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest proposes to reauthorize the grazing permit for the Gardner Allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26796
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Gardner (T20S, R16E) Gardner Canyon area on the west side of the Santa Rita Mountains, 5 miles NW of Sonoita.
Killoran/Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/20/2017
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 John Titre
505-388-8367
jtitre@fs.fed.us
Description: This project involves the placement of a water storage tank.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51583
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sec. 14, T. 20 S., R. 14 E., Gila and Salt River Meridian Nogales Ranger District
Pesquiera Grubbing
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
01/28/2016
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Shane Lyman
520-281-2296
slyman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to remove an overgrowth of mesquite and acacia in Pesquiera and Bellota Canyons to improve wildlife habitat and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48954
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 23 South Range 13 East, sections 22, 27,28,33
Plan of Operations: Blue Fire Gem Company Opal Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2017
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Beverley Everson
520-388-8428
beverson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to analyze the effects of a Plan of Operations Submitted to allow Blue Fire Gem to extract opals from an existing claim using hand tools and expanding the area from 2 acres to approximately four over a ten year period.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51034
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Not Applicable Section 25, Township 22 South, Range 11 East
Road Construction (5 miles) - Customs and Border Protection
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
02/03/2014
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Sean Lockwood
520-761-6000
slyman@fs.fed.us
Description: Provide improved access to the U.S./Mexico border on the Coronado National Forest by constructing approximately 5 miles of roads that will enable CBP to safely and effectively execute its mission while protecting the forest natural resource.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43977
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Not Applicable 3 Different Locations: Fresnal Wash area, Cantinas Reservoir area,Sycamore Canyon area
TEP Five-Year Plan
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/20/2017
Est. Comment Period
04/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 John Titre
505-388-8367
jtitre@fs.fed.us
Description: TEP will develop five-year plan for utility pole replacement as a component of their special use permit authorization to operate on the Nogales Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51582
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Section 12, T19 S, R 15 E, Sections 17, 18, 20, 21, 27, 28, and 34, T 19 S, R 16 E Multiple areas across the Nogales Ranger District.
Tumacacori Red Springs Single-Track Trail System
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/01/2016
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 John Titre
505-388-8367
jtitre@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to develop a system of trails for use by single-track motorized and not-motorized use, including mountain bikes and hikers. System will include 28 miles of trails within the Tumacacori Ecosystem Management Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51581
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - N 31D 37M 45S, W 111D, 06M, 09S, Gila & Salt River Meridian The project area encompasses approximately 4,800 acres, located in the Tumacacori Ecosystem Management Area. FS Road 684 provides primary access.
Coronado National Forest, Safford Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Changes to Safford Ranger District Motorized Travel System
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
11/09/2014
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Lance Koch
928-348-1962
lkoch@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes changes to the motorized travel system to meet newly identified Forest administrative and user needs and to protect areas of documented ecological and cultural resource impacts from future damage and/or degradation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36561
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Multiple locations Multiple locations
Fuelwood Collection on the Safford Ranger District
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Comment Period
03/25/2013
Expected: 12/2017 03/2018 Leslie Prewitt
520-388-8358
lprewitt@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to evaluate areas of the Pinaleno, Galiuro, Winchester and Santa Teresa Mountains to identify where fuelwood harvests of dead/standing and dead/down wood are environmentally acceptable for authorization.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41520
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Multiple Locations Multiple Locations
Galiuro Exploration Drilling Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2016
Est. Comment Period
05/2017
Expected: 04/2018 08/2018 Richard Goshen
520-388-8341
rgoshen@fs.fed.us
Description: Kennecott Exploration Company has proposed to gather necessary information by drilling twelve exploration boreholes to further characterize mineral resources on interests on unpatented federal mining claims, in accordance with the 1872 Mining Law.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48479
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - T8S, R19E, Sec. 8 & 17-19, Gila and Salt River Meridian Northwestern Galiuro Mountains, approximately 13 miles East by North of Mammoth, AZ.
Improvements at Fry Mesa Day Use Area
CE
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A Carlos Gonzales
520-348-1967
carlosgonzales@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to install a restroom facility and ADA-accessible covered picnic tables, grills and benches at an area near Fry Mesa reservoir.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42892
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Sec 7, Township 8 South, Range 25 East Fry Mesa
Improvements at Treasure Park Campground, Water System Taps and Lines
CE
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A Carlos Gonzales
530-478-6263
carlosgonzales@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to add two water taps to the existing water line at Treasure Park. One would be located at the Treasure Park North campsite and the other at Treasure Park East with the water lines running under the existing roads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43320
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - - Sec 10, Township 9 South, Range 24 East Treasure Park Campground
Pinaleno Firescape Southeast
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/03/2015
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
Expected: 05/2018 06/2018 Everett Phillips
928-348-1972
epphillips@fs.fed.us
Description: The Safford Ranger District proposes to implement prescribed fire within the southeastern area of the Pinaleno Mountains (approximately 29,150 acres). Of this area, about 13,400 acres (about 46%) is within the Mt. Graham Wilderness Study Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47832
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Portions of T9S and T10S, R25E Safford RD, Pinaleno Mountains, bounded on the north by Hwy 366, on the west by Grant Creek, on the south by Hwy 266, and on the east by the Forest boundary.
Proposed Domestic Supply Well for Turkey Flat Cabins
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/06/2017
Expected: 06/2017 07/2017 Stephanie Emery
(928) 348-1975
stephanieemery@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend existing special use permit to authorize construction of a domestic supply well within the currently permitted boundaries of the Mount Graham Cabin Owner's Association spring system in Turkey Flat Cabins Tract.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51900
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Gila and Salt River Meridian, Township 9 South, Range 25 East, Section 19 Turkey Flat Cabins Tract, Mount Graham, Safford Ranger District, Coronado National Forest
Seventy Six, Two Troughs, and Cedar Springs Allotments Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/25/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2017
Expected: 07/2018 07/2018 Steven Lunt
928-348-1966
stlunt@fs.fed.us
Description: Complete environmental analysis to authorize the continued grazing on the Seventy Six, Two Troughs, and Cedar Springs Allotments. The analysis will include the addition of three pipelines with drinkers and storage tanks.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44354
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Multiple Sections in T7S R22E, T8S R22E, and T8S R23E. Northwest end of the Pinalenos.
Special-Use Permit, University of Arizona, Operation and Maintenance of Support Camp, Squirrel Study
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Carlos Gonzales
928-348-1967
carlosgonzales@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a 20-year-term special-use permit to the University of Arizona authorizing it to operate and maintain support facilities for Mt. Graham red squirrel studies.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42891
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Sec 32, Township 8 South, Range 24 East Squirrel Camp
Veach Allotment Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2016
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 10/2018 10/2018 Steven Lunt
928-348-1966
stlunt@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest proposed to reauthorize grazing to the Veach Allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49781
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - T 9S R 25E Sections 1, 2, 11-15, 21-27, 34-36 T 9S R 25E Sections 1, 2, 11-15, 21-27, 34-36
Coronado National Forest, Santa Catalina Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Catalina State Park Sanitation
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/31/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Kathy Makansi
520-760-2502
kmakansi@fs.fed.us
Description: Three outdated septic systems at Catalina State Park need to be replaced per ADEQ requirement to update all septic systems. Existing septic tanks will be removed, new tanks and lines will be installed in previously disturbed areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51580
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - T. 11S, R. 14E, Sections 4, 33, 34 Catalina State Park (Contact Station, Campground A, and Campground B)
Changes to Santa Catalina Ranger District Motorized Travel System
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
06/12/2014
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 Josh Taiz
520-749-7700
jtaiz@fs.fed.us
Description: Changes to road designations on existing motorized travel system, which may include additions to the National Forest System road database, decommissioning, change of maintenance level, and other actions to meet administrative and user needs.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29215
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima, Pinal. LEGAL - Multiple Locations Santa Catalina Ranger District
Communication Site Special Use Permit Reissues
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/22/2014
Expected: 07/2017 07/2017 James Sutton
520-749-7725
jsutton@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of new special use permits for existing communication sites including: governmental agencies, commercial and amateur entities.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46469
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Section 35, Township 11 South, Range 15 East G&SRM Radio Ridge and the GATR sites on Mt. Lemmon
Helicopter Use by AZ Game and Fish Dept within Pusch Ridge Wilderness
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Josh Taiz
520-749-7703
jtaiz@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to authorize the Arizona Game and Fish Department to use helicopters in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness to investigate mortalities of desert bighorn sheep on the Santa Catalina Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42838
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pusch Ridge Wilderness Area
Improvements at Marshall Gulch Picnic Area and Trailhead
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/19/2010
Est. Comment Period
06/2017
Expected: 04/2018 05/2018 Debby Kriegel
520-388-8427
dkriegel@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace restrooms, renovate picnic sites and trailheads, install vehicular bridges over stream, naturalize stream channel, and improve roads and parking areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31879
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Sec 31, T 11 S, R 16 E Marshall Gulch Picnic Area and Trailhead
Landscape Scale Vegetation Management in Catalina-Rincon Mountains (FireScape)
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
02/19/2016
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Josh Taiz
520-749-7703
jtaiz@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest proposes mechanical and prescribed fire treatments on about 220,000 acres of Forest and adjacent Federal, state and private lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27526
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Pima, Pinal. LEGAL - Multiple Locations Santa Catalina and Rincon Mtns
Plan of Operations, Korn Kob Minerals Exploration Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Mindy Vogel
208-765-7452
msvogel@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed locatable minerals exploration including 42 drill sites. Drilling is proposed on existing roads within an inventoried roadless area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41146
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Section 23, Township 12 South, Range 17 East Approximately 25 miles NE of Tucson, AZ
Rose Canyon Lake/Ski Valley Commercial Salvage Timber Sale
CE
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2017
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Christopher Griggs
520-749-7717
christopherlgriggs@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial salvage timber sale to reduce risk for increased fire hazard, bark beetle colonization and spread after winter storms damaged trees on Mt.Lemmon.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51579
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Rose Canyon (T12S;R16E;Section10/15/16) Ski Valley (T11S;R15E;Section 25/26) Rose Canyon and Ski Valley on Mt. Lemmon, Santa Catalina Mountains
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area Shuttle System
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
09/13/2016
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Kenneth Born
520-760-2306
kcborn@fs.fed.us
Description: Analyze environmental impacts of operating and maintaining a public transportation system in the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47916
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Section 2, 3, 4, 9, and 10 of T13S, R15E Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Special Use Permit, Communications Site, Verizon Wireless
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/01/2016
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 James Sutton
520-749-7725
jsutton@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to authorize Verizon Wireless to construct, operate and maintain a communication site on Radio Ridge.
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Not Applicable Section 35, Township 11 South, Range 15 East, Gila and Salt River Meridian
TEP Pole Replacement
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/01/2017
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Christopher Griggs
520-749-7717
christopherlgriggs@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize TEP to replace two weakened wooden power poles with new 40' metal poles along the north side of Remount Road. Existing poles will be cut below ground level and removed from the site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51301
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - T12S, R15E, Portions of Section 9 This project is to occur east of the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center along the north side of Remount Road T12S; R15E, portions of section 9.
Coronado National Forest, Sierra Vista Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Changes to Sierra Vista Ranger District Motorized Travel System
EA
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/30/2011
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 08/2018 09/2018 Zac Ribbing
520-364-3468
zribbing@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes changes to the motorized travel system to meet newly identified Forest administrative and user needs and to protect areas of documented ecological and cultural resource impacts from future damage and/or degradation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36560
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Multiple locations Sierra Vista Ranger District
Lower Parker Canyon Riparian Restoration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/13/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 John Kraft
520-803-2827
jpkraft@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct 1.7 miles of fence to create two riparian pastures, extend a pipeline for 2 miles, install one trough, remove nonnative vegetation (tree of heaven & Johnson grass), and plant native plant species in an effort to improve riparian habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50735
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Section 4, 24S, 18E Lower Parker Canyon
Mowry Allotment Analysis
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Steven Bluemer
520-803-2831
sbluemer@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to authorize continued livestock grazing on the Mowry Allotment using an adaptive management strategy.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43524
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Not Applicable Portions of Sections 18 and 19 of T23S R17E; Portions of Sections 13 and 24 of T23S R16E.
Paloma Well and Water System, Range and Wildlife Project
CE
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2014
Expected: 08/2017 11/2017 Steven Bluemer
520-803-2831
sbluemer@fs.fed.us
Description: Utilize the existing infrastructure of the Paloma Trick Tank, drill and equip a new well, install/bury 2.0 miles of pipeline, and install 2 troughs and one new water storage tank for the purpose of permanent wildlife water and cattle distribution.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44262
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - section 21, T23S, R18E East side of San Rafael Valley.
Plan of Operations, Humboldt Exploratory Drilling Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Richard Goshen
520-388-8341
rgoshen@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to approve a Plan of Operations that would authorize the proponent, Regal Resource Inc., to drill six exploratory holes to obtain evidence of mineralization. This project was formerly known as Sunnyside.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48498
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sec. 5 and 6, T. 23 S., R. 16 E, GSM 6 miles due south of Patagonia in Humboldt Canyon.
US Army Electronic Proving Ground Sunnyside Testing Expansion
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/23/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2017
Expected: 01/2018 02/2018 Zac Ribbing
520-364-3468
zribbing@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization via Special Use Permit Amendment to the US Army Electronic Proving Ground's existing permit to utilize NFS lands for the placement of 10 temporary storage buildings within the Sunnyside Test Site in the Campini Mesa area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47437
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - T23 & 24S, R19 & 20 E, Gila and Salt River Meridian. Sunnyside Test Site in the Campini Mesa area.
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