Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Prescott National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Prescott National Forest , Bradshaw Ranger District
- Prescott National Forest , Chino Valley Ranger District
- Prescott National Forest , Prescott National Forest All Units
- Prescott National Forest , Verde 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.
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.
Prescott 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
Prescott National Forest Revision of Land and Resource Management Plan
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/30/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Mary Rasmussen
928-443-8265
mcrasmussen@fs.fed.us
Description: The Prescott National Forest is revising its land and resource management plan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott/plan-revision/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - Prescott National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Entire Prescott National Forest
Prescott National Forest , Bradshaw Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Hassayampa Grazing Allotment Management
EA
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 03/2014
Actual: 03/31/2014
04/2014 Chris Thiel
928-474-7900
cathiel@fs.fed.us
Description: Continuation of livestock grazing authorization.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31797
Location: UNIT - Bradshaw Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable 11 miles SW of Prescott, Arizona
Prescott National Forest , Chino Valley Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
K Four Allotment Grazing Management
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/28/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
06/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Chris Thiel
928-474-7900
cathiel@fs.fed.us
Description: Continue authorization of livestock grazing
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37239
Location: UNIT - Chino Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Northeast portion of the Chino Valley Ranger District
Walnut Creek Site Special Use Permits
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/05/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
05/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Richard Della Porta
928-443-8013
rdellaporta@fs.fed.us
Description: The Prescott National Forest is proposing to issue three special use permits to Northern Arizona University and Prescott College (WCCER partnership) to use the Walnut Creek Administrative Site a 285 acres of NFS lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42814
Location: UNIT - Chino Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T 18 N, R 5 W, Sect 25 Walnut Creek Administrative Site plus 285 additional acres of surrounding NFS lands.
Yavapai Ranch Reciprocal Rights-of-Way Project
EA
- Land ownership management In Progress
215 Comment Period Legal Notice
03/28/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Richard Della Porta
928-443-8013
rdellaporta@fs.fed.us
Description: Exchange reciprocal easements on approximatley 18 mile of road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29905
Location: UNIT - Chino Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Northwestern corner of Prescott National Forest in the
Prescott National Forest , Prescott National Forest All Units R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AT and T Permit Reissue for Existing Fiber Optic Lines
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/26/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Sheila Sandusky
928-214-2455
ssandusky@fs.fed.us
Description: The original conduit was installed in 1989. In 2010, ATT applied for a reissuance of their existing permit which was due to expire. The reissuance is an administrative action only, there is no change to the installation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44084
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable The line runs from Cherry to Camp Verde and Cottonwood, located within the existing US West conduit which was installed in 1989.
Reissuance of a Water Development Special Use Permit to Frank and Wanita Melluzzo
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Sheila Sandusky
928-567-1120
ssandusky@fs.fed.us
Description: The Prescott National Forest is proposing to reissue a 10-year special use permit for 2 water pipelines, 1 springbox, 600 gallon water tank, and cattle exclosure fence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39048
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T14N, R3E, Sect17 Off Cherry road in Cherry, AZ
Reissue of 20-year Special Use Permit to AZGFD for 11 wildlife water catchments.
CE
- Special use management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress

01/29/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Sheila Sandusky
928-214-2455
ssandusky@fs.fed.us
Description: The Bradshaw Ranger District, Prescott National Forest, proposes to reissue a 20-yr special permit to the Arizona Game & Fish Department (AZGFD) for 11 existing wildlife water catchments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43608
Location: UNIT - Bradshaw Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - #285 and #274, at T12.5N, R2W Sections 28 and 29; #289, #286, #277, at T13N, R2W, Sections 12, 14, and 24; #288 at T12N, R3W, Section 12; #287 at T12N, R2W, Section 10; #273 at T13N, R3W Section 8; Payoff Spring #285; Scotty Spring #274; Deerlick Spring #289; Bannon Creek Spring #286; Section 12 Spring # 277; Lone Pine Spring #288; Lookout Mtn Spring #287; Finch Spring #273;3 Bradshaw Catchments
Rim Country Bowhunters Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
On Hold N/A N/A Sheila Sandusky
928-567-1120
ssandusky@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service, Prescott National Forest, is proposing to issue a 10-yr special use permit to the Rim Country Bowhunters Association for their existing site located off Cherry Rd in Camp Verde, AZ.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39106
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T14N, R4E, Section 16 Located off Cherry Creek Rd & Hwy 260
Prescott National Forest , Verde Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AAM Priority River Rafting Outfitter and Guide Special Use Permit
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2012
Expected: 01/2014 03/2014 Thomas Palmer
928-567-1114
tpalmer01@fs.fed.us
Description: The Prescott National Forest proposes to issue to the outfitter/guide known as AAM a 5-year priority special use permit for a river rafting outfitter guide operation on the Verde River and Verde Wild and Scenic River Segments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40886
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Boat launching will occur at White Bridge and Beasley Flats River access sites on the Prescott; take outs at GAP Creek, Childs and Hoseshoe reservoir on the Prescott, Coc, and Tonto
Agua Fria Grasslands Improvement Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/21/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Christopher Brown
928-443-8218
christopherjbrown@fs.fed.us
Description: The Verde District of the Prescott National Forest (PNF) is proposing to improve wildlife habitat and watershed conditions on the Agua Fria Grasslands portion of the forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41299
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T11N - 13N; R 2E - 5E The project area comprises approximately 100,000 acres on the Prescott National Forest south of Camp Verde and east of I-17
Arizona Balloon Works, Inc. Special Use Permit Reissue
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2012
Expected: 02/2014 03/2014 Thomas Palmer
928-567-1114
tpalmer01@fs.fed.us
Description: The Prescott NF proposes to reissue a 5-year special use permit to Arizona Balloon Works to continue to provide hot air balloon tours in the Verde Valley.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40888
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Project will occur on the PNF in the Verde Valley. Launch sites are located near Cottonwood Az.
City of Prescott Resource Monitoring Proposal within the Big Chino Sub-basin
CE
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/20/2013
Expected: 03/2014 05/2014 Sheila Sandusky
928-214-2455
ssandusky@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to allow the City of Prescott to install four stream cameras and one flume to monitor surface-water flows along 4 ephemeral stream reaches within the Big Chino Sub-Basin of the Verde River Groundwater Basin.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43515
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T17N, R5W, Sect 1; T17N, R5W, Sect 23; T18N, R6W, Sect 25; and T19N, R5W, Sect 22 Site # 1.1 (camera)Williamson Valley Wash; Site # 1.2 (camera) Hitt Wash; Site # 2 (camera flume)West Walnut Creek; Site # 6.1 (camera)Pine Creek
Gila Chub Habitat Improvement Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants On Hold N/A N/A Albert Sillas
928-567-1124
asillas@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve pool habitat by sediment removal, instream structures, exclosure fences, and removal of juniper tree encroachment in three sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30425
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T 11 N, R 4 E, sections 4, 16, 20 Near Sycamore Historic Site/Dugas area
Sedona Adventure Outfitter Guide Priority River Boating Outfitter and Guide Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2012
Expected: 01/2014 02/2014 Thomas Palmer
928-567-1114
tpalmer01@fs.fed.us
Description: The PNF proposes to issue to Sedona Adventure Outfitter and Guides Inc. a 5-year priority special use permit for a river boating outfitter guide operation on the Verde River and Verde Wild and Scenic River segments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40889
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Boat launching will occur at Skidmore, Big Notti, Black Canyon, White Bridge, Clear Creek and Beasley Flats River access sites on the PNF. Take outs at Gap Creek, Childs, and Horseshoe resvr
West Mingus Avenue Project
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice
06/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Thomas Palmer
928-567-1114
tpalmer01@fs.fed.us
Description: The Prescott National Forest proposes to develop a trailhead and system of trails, in coordination with the City of Cottonwood, along FR493 (West Mingus Avenue) in the Cottonwood and Clarkdale Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40891
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. The proposed project occurs southwest of Cottonwood, AZ along FR493 (West Mingus Avenue).
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