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
CAMP TATIYEE LAND EXCHANGE - 0100 #5004
EIS
- Land acquisition In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
03/25/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Randall Chavez
928-368-2106
rchavez02@fs.fed.us
Description: Exchange of private parcels in the A-S, Coronado, Prescott, & Tonto NFs for Federal lands in Pinetop-Lakeside (T9N, R22E). Would provide land for children's camps currently under spec. use permit & result in consolid. of isolated parcels on Forests.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=5004
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District, Sierra Vista Ranger District, Bradshaw Ranger District, Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - T9N, R22E, sec.16, G&SRBM. Along State Highway SR260 within existing Pinetop-Lakeside town limits.
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
09/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Nevia Brown
520-388-8491
neviabrown@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
Camp Rucker Wetland Habitat Restoration for Chiricahua Leopard Frog
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
03/09/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Reuben Gay
520-364-6816
reubenlgay@fs.fed.us
Description: The Douglas Ranger District proposes to partner with volunteer groups to create improved habitat for the Chiricahua leopard frog by creating a series of connected pools at Camp Rucker in Rucker Canyon.
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 19 South, Range 29 East Section 26, Gila and Salt River Meridian
Changes to Douglas Ranger District Motorized Travel System
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
03/03/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Robert Walter
520-364-3468
rdwalter@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
Chiricahua Watershed Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Joseph Harris
520-364-6821
josephharris@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to use native material, like loose rock and woody debris, to create erosion control structures that increase water infiltration, decrease sedimentation of riparian areas and reduce erosion from uplands.
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Chiricahua Ecological Management Area, excluding wilderness and private landholdings
Cochise Stronghold Hazardous Fuel Reduction
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 John Whatley
928-462-4352
jwhatley@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin, pile, and burn 438 acres around private lands in Cochise Stronghold and along the Middlemarch Road. Broadcast burn 3069 acres in the fuel breaks 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. Map will be attached as proposal is developed.
Columbus Electric Cooperative Special Uses Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/23/2015
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Robert Walter
520-803-2810
rdwalter@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.
SSVEC San Bernardino Line Maintenance Project
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2016
Actual: 05/24/2016
10/2016 Reuben Gay
520-364-6816
reubenlgay@fs.fed.us
Description: Pole and line replacement along the length of the San Bernardino line in the southern portion of the Chiricahua Mountains near Halfmoon Valley.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47427
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Multiple Sections in T20S, R28E, R29E & R30E & T21S, R29E. The project is located in the southern reaches of the Chiricahua Mountains where they meet with the Pedregosa Mountains, on the western side of the San Simon and San Bernardino Valleys near Halfmoon.
Coronado National Forest, Nogales Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Changes to Nogales Ranger District Motorized Travel System
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
06/16/2015
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Sean Lockwood
520-761-6014
seanlockwood@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest proposes to add, decommission, close and change designation of roads in National Forest System database and prohibit off-road motorized travel for dispersed camping in certain areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29223
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - many locations Nogales Ranger District
Gardner Brush Control
CE
- Grazing management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/05/2015
Expected: 09/2016 04/2017 Sean Lockwood
520-761-6014
seanlockwood@fs.fed.us
Description: Reduce woody species (juniper) canopy cover up to 25% through physical removal by mechanical means, piling slash, and conducting a prescribed burn to remove slash and sprouts. This will improve forest health by maintaining grasslands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47153
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - T 20S, R16E, Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19 Gila and Salt River Meridian 4 Miles northeast of Sonoita, AZ.
Grazing Permit Reauthorization, Gardner Allotment
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A 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.
Pesquiera Grubbing
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 08/2016 10/2016 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.
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 23 South Range 13 East, sections 22, 27,28,33
Road Construction (5 miles) - Customs and Border Protection
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
02/03/2014
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 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
Rosemont Copper Project
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/13/2013
Expected: 12/2015 04/2016 Mindy Vogel
520-388-8327
msvogel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to approve an mine plan of operation that involves processing and other facilities on both private land and the Forest. Actual decision and implementation dates depend on completion of consultation and resolution of comments.
Web Link: http://www.rosemonteis.us/
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - in Townships 18 and 19, Ranges 15 and 16, Gila/Salt River Meridian Santa Rita Mountains, 30 miles southeast of Tucson, AZ
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: 01/2017 04/2017 Buddy Zale
928-428-4150
bzale@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
Columbine Visitor Center Interpretive Trail Extension
CE
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 03/29/2016
07/2016 Carlos Gonzales
928-348-1973
carlosgonzales@fs.fed.us
Description: The District proposes to install approximately 600 feet of interpretive trail at the Columbine Visitor Center. Additionally, there would be interpretive signs and an information kiosk added to the new trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48823
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Not Applicable Township 8 South, Range 24 East, Sections 29 and 32, Gila and Salt River Meridian
Fuelwood Collection on the Safford Ranger District
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Comment Period
04/04/2016
Expected: 11/2016 02/2017 Matthew Littrell
928-348-1960
mlittrell@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
12/10/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 11/2016 11/2016 Ryan Cole
520-388-8348
racole@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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 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
11/2015
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 Anne Casey
928-348-1962
acasey@fs.fed.us
Description: The Safford Ranger District proposes to implement prescribed fire within the southeastern area of the Pinaleño Mountains, (approximately 29,150 acres). Of this, about 13,400 acres (about 46%) is within the Pinaleno 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, Pinaleño Mountains %u2013 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.
Seventy Six, Two Troughs, and Cedar Springs Allotments Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/25/2014
Est. Comment Period
09/2016
Expected: 11/2016 01/2017 Gwen Dominguez
928-348-1964
gwenrdominguez@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.
Shingle Mill Pipeline Extension
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/03/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Steven Lunt
928-348-1966
stlunt@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of approximately 5 and 1/2 miles of pipeline, troughs and storage tanks in the Upper Tripp, Lower Tripp and Taylor Pastures on the Shingle Mill Allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47921
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Township 7S, Range 22E, Section 35 Pinaleno Mountain EMA
Special-Use Permit, University of Arizona, Operation and Maintenance of Support Camp, Squirrel Study
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 06/2017 11/2017 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
Coronado National Forest, Santa Catalina Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Changes to Santa Catalina Ranger District Motorized Travel System
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
06/12/2014
Expected: 09/2016 01/2017 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: 09/2016 10/2016 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
08/2016
Expected: 06/2017 10/2017 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: 06/2016 07/2016 Christina Pearson
520-749-8700
SantaCatalinaRD@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
Long Term Permit for Sabino Canyon Shuttle Services
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/03/2015
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 10/2016 01/2017 Rudolph Bowen
520-749-7710
rrbowen@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
Mt. Lemmon Observatory 0.5 Meter Survey and 1.3 Meter Research Telescope
CE
- Special area management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2015
Actual: 10/25/2015
10/2015 Kenneth Born
602-225-5280
kcborn@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of two small domes to house a 0.5 meter survey telescope and a 1.3 meter research telescope at the Mt. Lemmon Observatory Station. The buildings would be 420 sq. ft and 18 ft tall and 390 sq ft, and 22 ft tall respectively.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47917
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Sec 5, T21S, R16E North and center of the Steward Observatory's permitted area.
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
Plan of Operations, Oracle Ridge Mining LLC Access, Parking, and Utility Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Mindy Vogel
208-765-7452
msvogel@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed activities on NFS land to support of operations at the Oracle Ridge Mine, which is located on private land. Proposed activities include use of Forest roads, a parking area and a utility corridor.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39386
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Sec. 16-20, T 11 S, R 11 E and Sec. 11, 12, 14, T 11 S R 16 E Approx. 25 miles NE of Tucson, AZ
Pre-fabricated Kitchen at Camp Lawton
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2015
Actual: 10/16/2015
10/2015 Mindi Lehew
520-749-8700
mllehew@fs.fed.us
Description: Prefabricated, permanent shaded area with picnic tables for cooking and gathering, surrounded by existing development in the Camp Lawton Staff area. The size is 36 ft diameter hexagonal shape x 16 ft in height. It is a covered with a gravel base.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47920
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Section 9, T12S, R16E 5 miles south and east of unincorporated community of Summerhaven along E Organization Ridge Road.
Special Use Permit, Communications Site, Verizon Wireless
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 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
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
05/2016
Expected: 11/2016 01/2017 Tim Yurkiewicz
520-803-2816
timyurkiewicz@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
City of Tombstone Water Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Robert Walter
520-803-2810
rdwalter@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of an existing special use permit to the City of Tombstone for the operations and maintenance of four spring developments and water transmission line located inside the Miller Peak Wilderness.
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sections 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 23, 24, and 26, Township 23 South, Range 20 East, and Sections 7 and 18, Township 23 South, Range 21 East
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2014
Expected: 08/2015 11/2015 James Heitholt
520-803-2830
jheitholt@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 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.
Plan of Operations, Moore & Moore #4 Placer Exploration Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Richard Goshen
520-388-8341
rgoshen@fs.fed.us
Description: Placer exploration accomplished by material excavation, physical processing with classifier and trommel.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41147
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Section 19, Township 24 South, Range 17 East Approx. 12 miles S of Patagonia, AZ
SW Whetstone Mountains Water Development
CE
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 07/2016 09/2016 Steven Bluemer
520-803-2831
sbluemer@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to supply water to approximately 6000 acres of land in the southwest face and foothills of the Whetstone mountains.
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sections 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 24; Township 19 South; Range 18 East
US Army Electronic Proving Ground Sunnyside Testing Expansion
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/23/2015
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Robert Walter
520-803-2810
rdwalter@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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