Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

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- R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Coronado National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Coronado National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- 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
09/2014
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 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
Permit Reissue - Archaeology Investigating Companies
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/03/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 James Sutton
520-749-7725
jsutton@fs.fed.us
Description: Arch. Permit Reissue - William Self Associates, Inc., Desert Archaeology, Statistical Research, Inc., EPG, Inc., Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., Gulf South Research Corporation, Enviro Systems Management, Inc., EcoPlan Accociates, In
Location: UNIT - Coronado National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Not Applicable Coronado National Forest: Douglas, Nogales, Safford, Sierra Vista, and Santa Catalina Ranger Districts
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
10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 05/2015 Yolynda Begay
520 388 8370
yolyndabegay@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
Special-Use Permit, Outfitter/Guide, Arizona Hunting Adventures, Keith Hubbard
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/13/2013
Expected: 01/2014 02/2014 James Sutton
520-749-7725
jsutton@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to Keith Hubbard, doing business as Arizona Hunting Adventures, authorizing outfitter-guide activities on all five districts of the Coronado National forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42104
Location: UNIT - Coronado National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona, New Mexico. COUNTY - Hidalgo, Cochise, Graham, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple locations
Special-Use Permit, Purple Mountain Packgoats
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Duane Bennett
520-803-2838
dabennett@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to Purple Mountain Packgoats to replace an expired permit.
Location: UNIT - Coronado National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Graham, Pima, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple locations
Coronado National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Test Ojas
CE
- Land management planning In Progress
Scoping Start
05/22/2013
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Robert Gentry
541-433-3205
rgentry@fs.fed.us
Description: Tree growth
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33585
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District, Nogales Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Hidalgo. LEGAL - Not Applicable Test
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
Scoping Start
02/13/2012
Est. Comment Period
04/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Ruben Morales
520-364-6813
rmorales@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
Dragoon and Middlemarch Allotment NEPA
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
05/28/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Joseph Harris
520-364-6821
josephharris@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a new livestock pipeline and burying of several existing pipelines on the Dragoon allotment, as well as extending the grazing season while lowering the livestock numbers on the Middlemarch allotment in the Dragoon EcoloEMA.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43268
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - T 16 South, R 23 East, Sections 26-28, 32-34 T 17 South, R 23 East, Sections 3-8, 25 - 27, 34 - 36 T 18 South, R 23 East, Sections 1 - 3, 10 - 14 T 18 South, R 24 East, Sections 7, 8, 17 %u2013 20 The project area is located in the Dragoon Mountains on the Douglas Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest.
Landscape Scale Vegetation and Water Resource Management (FireScape)
EA
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Michele Girard
520-388-8373
mmgirard@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to manage vegetation and make watershed improvements across the District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34529
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona, New Mexico. COUNTY - Hidalgo, Cochise. LEGAL - Multiple locations Chiricahua, Dragoon and Dos Cabezas Mountains
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
Scoping Start
09/13/2010
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 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
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.
Grazing Permit Reauthorization, Lake Allotment
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
07/02/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Sean Lockwood
520-761-6014
seanlockwood@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to reauthorize the grazing permit for the Lake Allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26496
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18;T22S, R11E Grazing allotment near Arivaca Lake
Greaterville Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Safety Remediation
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/03/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Mindy Vogel
520-388-8327
msvogel@fs.fed.us
Description: Remediate hazardous abandoned mine lands features through installation of bat-friendly gates and cupolas or polyurethane foam plug.
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Secs. 23, 24, 25, 36 T. 19 S., R. 15. E., Sec 1, T. 20 S., R. 15 E., and sec 6, T 20 S., R. 16 E., G&SRM. Northwest of Sonoita, AZ.
Madera Waterline Replacement
CE
- Facility management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/14/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2014 John Titre
505-388-8367
jtitre@fs.fed.us
Description: Modify the existing Madera water supply system to provide a reliable source of water for the residents and visitors to Madera Canyon. Water usage from 3 springs will cease and be replaced with a well on private property.
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Township 20 S, Range 14 E, Sections 2, 11, 12, and 13, Gila and Salt River Meridian. Madera Canyon
Mt. Hopkins Re-Entry Thinning Project
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/30/2014
Expected: 08/2014 08/2014 Darrel Howell
520-761-6018
ddhowell@fs.fed.us
Description: Nogales Ranger District coordinating with the Smithsonian Institute to thin and chip near structures on the Mt. Hopkins Observatory site. This is to maintain defensible space around the structures in the event of a wildfire.
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - T 20 S, R 13 E, Sections 14 & 23 Mt. Hopkins Observatory
Road Construction (5 miles) - Customs and Border Protection
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
02/03/2014
Expected: 07/2014 10/2014 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: 01/2015 03/2015 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
Special-Use Approval, Water Stations for Emergency Use, Humane Borders, Inc.
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A James Copeland
520-761-6002
jcopeland@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to authorize Humane Borders Inc. to place three 55-gallon water stations on the Nogales Ranger District for emergency use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39721
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sec. 1, 12, 13, Township 20 South, Range 15 East Nogales Ranger District
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
Scoping Start
11/18/2011
Est. Comment Period
03/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 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
Fuelwood Collection on the Safford Ranger District
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/25/2013
Est. Comment Period
02/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 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
Improvements at Fry Mesa Day Use Area
CE
- Facility management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
02/2014
Expected: 05/2014 05/2015 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.
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
01/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 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.
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - - Sec 10, Township 9 South, Range 24 East Treasure Park Campground
Interconnect Trails, Cunningham Loop, Safford District
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/01/2014
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Carlos Gonzales
928-348-1973
carlosgonzales@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to construct approx. 1 ΒΌ miles of new trail to connect the Cunningham Loop trail with trails above Upper Hospital Flat and to the 507 Rd within the Grant Creek and Big Creek drainages on Mt. Graham.
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Sect 3, 10 & 11, Township 9 South, Range 24 East Mount Graham, Pinaleno Mountains
Landscape Scale Vegetation Management in the Galiuro Mountains (FireScape)
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
07/15/2013
Expected: 04/2014 11/2014 Anne Casey
928-348-1962
acasey@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burning is proposed over a 10-year period across the Galiuro mountain range to improve wildlife habitat and reduce fuel loads.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26131
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Various locations Gailuro Mountains
Seventy Six, Two Troughs, and Cedar Springs Allotments Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/25/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 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.
Special-Use Permit, University of Arizona, Operation and Maintenance of Support Camp, Squirrel Study
EA
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 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.
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Sec 32, Township 8 South, Range 24 East Squirrel Camp
Special-Use Permits for Occupancy of Recreation Residences at Old Columbine and Turkey Flat, Safford
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/05/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 11/2014 Carlos Gonzales
928-348-1967
carlosgonzales@fs.fed.us
Description: New permits for occupancy of recreation residences at Old Columbine and Turkey Flat tracts are proposed to be issued for a 20-year term,
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=10919
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Many Locations Safford Ranger District
Wildlife Water Improvement Projects - Galiuro Mountains
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
05/07/2014
Expected: 06/2014 06/2014 Anne Casey
928-348-1962
acasey@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of a well near Home Ranch Tank, installation of turkey drinkers on Bull Tank Allotment and at Jackson Cabin, and partial fencing of Bull Tank.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44429
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Home Ranch Tank: Sec 14, T 9 South, R 20 East; Bull Tank: Sec 32, T 10 South, R 21 East; Turkey drinker on Bull Tank allotment: Sec 29, T 10 South, R 21 E; Jackson Cabin: Sec 16, T 11 South, R 21 East Galiuro Mountains
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: 09/2014 09/2014 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
Helicopter Use by AZ Game and Fish Dept within Pusch Ridge Wilderness
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period
07/02/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Shalonda Guy
530-628-1243
shalondalguy@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
07/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 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
Scoping Start
05/25/2011
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 Rachael Biggs
520-749-7717
rbiggs@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
Loma Linda Hazardous Fuels Reduction
CE
- Fuels management On Hold N/A N/A Rachael Biggs
520-749-7717
rbiggs@fs.fed.us
Description: Hazardous fuel reduction treatments (thinning, mechanical, prescribed fire) on approximately 150 acres in the Loma Linda area south of Summerhaven on the Santa Catalina Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41867
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Sec 31, T 11 S, R 16 E, and Sec 6, T 12 S, R 16 E South of Summerhaven, AZ
Mt. Lemmon Recreation Area Improvements
EA
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Mindi Lehew
520-749-7722
mllehew@fs.fed.us
Description: This project involves installation of 3 tables, a bulletin board, and a fee tube at Mt. Lemmon Recreation Site, in addition to new parking bumpers and procured trail signs at the Mt. Lemmon Recreation Area and Summit Trailheads parking.
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Section 35, Township 11 South, Range 15 East, Gila and Salt River Mt. Lemmon Recreation Area and Summit Trailheads
Plan of Operations, Korn Kob Minerals Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
02/02/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Patrick Morton
520-388-8348
pmorton@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to authorize drilling to explore for minerals.
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 10 miles SE of Summerhaven, AZ
Plan of Operations, Oracle Ridge Mining LLC, for Use of Roads, Parking Area, Utility Corridor
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Patrick Morton
605-642-4622
pmorton@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to Oracle Ridge Mining, LLC, authorizing the use of Forest roads, a parking area and a utility corridor during operation of the Oracle Ridge Mine, which is located on private land.
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 oracle Ridge Mine, Santa Catalina Ranger District
Recreation Residences - Permit Reissue
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 James Sutton
520-749-7725
jsutton@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of Recreation Residences Permits to operate a recreation cabin on public land - property is leased. Maintaining a cabin on the Forest - not for permanent residence. These cabins have been sold and bought by ten individuals or couples.
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Not Applicable Santa Catalina Ranger District
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
09/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Peg Wilson
520-803-2802
pegwilson@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
Grazing Permit Amendment, Papago Allotment
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A James Heitholt
520-803-2830
jheitholt@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes change the number of livestock authorized on the Papago allotment.
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Sec 34, T 21 S, R18 E 10 miles southeast of Sonoita, Arizona
Grazing Permit Reauthorization, Redrock Pasture-Kunde Allotment
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A James Heitholt
520-803-2830
jheitholt@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to reauthorize grazing permit for the Redrock Pasture on the Kunde Allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28820
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sec. 11, 12, and 13,T22S R16E; Sec. 7 and 18,T22S R17E Redrock Pasture, Kunde Allotment
Invasive Vegetation Mgt at Carr Barn Admin Site Using Mechanical and Chemical Treatments
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Sharon Biedenbender
520-761-6000
sbiedenbender@fs.fed.us
Description: Forest proposes to use hand tools, chainsaws, Remedy EC and Tahoe 4E to remove excessive overgrowth of mesquite and mimosa at the Carr Barn Administration Site.
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Section 7, Township 23 South, Range 21 East Carr Barn Administrative Site
Mowry Allotment Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 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: 08/2014 10/2014 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.
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - section 21, T23S, R18E East side of San Rafael Valley.
Plan of Operation, Placer Mine, Dice #8
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Patrick Morton
605-642-4622
pmorton@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to approve a plan of operation for a placer exploration.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36963
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sec 18, T 24 S, R 17 E Approximately 2 miles southeast of Washington-Duquesne, Arizona
Plan of Operation, Sunnyside Minerals Exploration in Humboldt Canyon
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
07/16/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Patrick Morton
520-388-8348
pmorton@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to approve a Plan of Operations that would authorize the proponent to drill five exploratory holes to obtain evidence of mineralization.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36219
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sec. 5 and 6, T. 23 S., R. 16 E 6 miles due south of Patagonia in Humboldt Canyon
Plan of Operations, MinQuest Minerals Exploration, CH Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/01/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Patrick Morton
520-388-8348
pmorton@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to authorize the operator to conduct a 5-hole exploratory drilling activities on the Sierra Vista Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - T22s, R16E, S 14 and 23 2 miles south of Sunnyside
Plan of Operations, Minerals Exploration, Hermosa Drilling Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
03/07/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Margie DeRose
520-388-8341
mbderose@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to authorize minerals exploration on the Sierra Vista Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41158
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sections 33, 34, 35, 36, T 22 S, R 16 E, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, T 23 S, R 16 E, and Sections 6, 7, T 22 S, R 17 E. Approximately 6 miles SE of Patagonia, AZ
Plan of Operations, Moore & Moore #4 Placer Mine
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Patrick Morton
605-642-4622
pmorton@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest proposes to authorize placer mining on unpatented mining claims.
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 Approximately 2 miles SW of Washington - Duquesne, AZ
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