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):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Tonto National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Tonto National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Tonto National Forest, Cave Creek Ranger District
- Tonto National Forest, Globe Ranger District
- Tonto National Forest, Mesa Ranger District
- Tonto National Forest, Payson Ranger District
- Tonto National Forest, Pleasant Valley Ranger District
- Tonto National Forest, Tonto Basin Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Land acquisition
- Grazing management
- Special area management
- Fuels management
- Special use management
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Heritage resource management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 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.
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. 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.
R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
APS 69kv Power Line Permit for Childs-Irving Line
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/12/2015
Expected: 01/2017 02/2017 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a permit to replace the expired Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Hydropower License. Existing 69 kV line that was part of the Childs Irving Power operation and covered under the old license. Has been in continuous operation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47114
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District, Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Line that travels from Childs substation to Irving power plant area. Includes small sections of the Tonto NF where it crosses Fossil Creek.
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.
Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders In Progress
Scoping Start
03/29/2011
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 04/2017 05/2017 Charlotte Minor
928-635-8271
cminor@fs.fed.us
Description: Creation of a Comprehensive River Management Plan for Fossil Creek as described in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The project is on both the Coconino National Forest and the Tonto National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27457
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District, Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Fossil Creek (Wild and Scenic River Portions) - Red Rock District of the Coconino National Forest and Payson Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest
Four Forest Restoration Initiative Rim Country Environmental Impact Statement
EIS
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register
03/2016
Expected: 01/2019 02/2019 Annette Fredette
928 226 4684
afredette@fs.fed.us
Description: Landscape-scale restoration on the Coconino, Apache-Sitgreaves, and Tonto National Forests of ponderosa pine ecosystems, designed to maintain, improve, and restore ecosystem structure, pattern, function, and resiliency.
Web Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/4fri/planning/?cid=stelprd3837085
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mogollon Rim Ranger District, Coconino NF; Black Mesa and Lakeside Ranger Districts, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest; Payson and Pleasant Ranger Districts, Tonto National Forest.
Western Area Power Administration Glen Canyon-Rogers 230/345kV Integrated Vegetation Mgmt Program
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/20/2016
Est. Comment Period
08/2016
Expected: 03/2017 03/2017 Mike Dechter
505-829-3535 x 3109
mdechter@fs.fed.us
Description: Western is proposing to implement a operation and maintenance (O&M) and Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) program on the Rogers-Glen Canyon section of the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Transmission System. Includes use of herbicides.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49397
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units, Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Gila, Pima, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable This transmission line runs throughout the Coconino National Forest and through portions of the Tonto National Forest.
Tonto 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
Bighorn Sheep Population Management Project
EA
- Land management planning
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Gregory Dunn
928-467-3218
comments-southwestern-tonto@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize the use of helicopters by the Arizona Game and Fish Department to capture, release, translocate, monitor populations, and conduct research of bighorn sheep on the Tonto National FOrest, including wilderness areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44049
Location: UNIT - Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Maricopa, Pinal, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tonto National Forest, including the Mazatzal, Hells Gate, Four Peaks, Salt River Canyon, and Superstition Wilderness Areas.
Tonto National Forest Motorized Travel Management
EIS
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/03/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2017 Marianne Thomas
602-225-5213
comments-southwestern-TMRTonto@fs.fed.us
Description: The Tonto National Forest is in the process of implementing the Travel Management Rule which calls for establishing a system of roads, trails, and areas designated for motorized vehicle use and determining suitable locations for dispersed camping.
Web Link: http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/fs-usda-pop.php?project=28967
Location: UNIT - Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Maricopa, Pinal, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tonto National Forest
Tonto National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arizona Game and Fish Department Wildlife Water Catchments
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
05/10/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Kelly Kessler
928-402-6222
comments-southwestern-tonto@fs.fed.us
Description: The AGFD is proposing to install nine new wildlife water catchments, and redevelop seven existing catchments on the Cave Creek, Globe, and Mesa RDs. The project will provide reliable waters to mule deer, quail, and javelina.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49276
Location: UNIT - Cave Creek Ranger District, Globe Ranger District, Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa, Pinal, Yavapai. LEGAL - Multiple legal descriptions - please see scoping letter. Multiple locations on the Cave Creek, Globe, and Mesa Ranger Districts
Resolution Baseline Hydrological & Geotechnical Data Gathering Activities
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
03/13/2015
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Mark Nelson
602-225-5222
mrnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: Resolution Copper Mining, LLC proposes to collect hydrologic, geochemical and geotechnical data in order to provide baseline information on these aspects of the environment over an area being considered for a potential tailings storage site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44494
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District, Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pinal. LEGAL - T1S,R11E in portions of Sections 13, 23-27 and 35-36; T1S,R12E in portions of Sections 19, 20 and 28-33; T2S,R11E in portions of Sections 1 and 2; and T2S, R12E in portions of Section 6. The project is proposed on the Mesa and Globe Ranger Districts in Pinal County, Arizona, approximately 6 miles north and west of the Town of Superior.
Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange
EIS
- Minerals and Geology
- Land ownership management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
03/18/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/2016
Expected: 08/2021 08/2021 Mark Nelson
602-225-5222
mrnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Tonto National Forest is preparing an environmental impact statement(EIS) to disclosure the environmental effects from: 1) a mining proposal submitted by Resolution Copper; 2)the exchange of land between Resolution Copper and United States.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48956
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District, Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pinal. LEGAL - Not Applicable Tonto National Forest
Tonto National Forest Lakes Fish Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/26/2016
05/2016 Tyna Yost
480-610-3311
comments-southwestern-tonto@fs.fed.us
Description: Tonto National Forest Lakes Fish Habitat Improvement Project
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49047
Location: UNIT - Cave Creek Ranger District, Globe Ranger District, Mesa Ranger District, Tonto Basin Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Maricopa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Roosevelt, Apache, Canyon, Saguaro, and Bartlett lakes
Tonto National Forest, Cave Creek Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Maricopa County Trail- Segment 22
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Comment Period
04/14/2015
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Eric Norman
480-595-3372
comments-southwestern-tonto-cave-creek@fs.fed.us
Description: Trail Construction by Maricopa County
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48294
Location: UNIT - Cave Creek Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - Not Applicable Southwestern Cave Creek Ranger District.
Red Creek, Six Bar, and Skeleton Ridge Grazing
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Jeffrey Sturla
480-595-3331
comments-southwestern-tonto-cave-creek@fs.fed.us
Description: To improve ecological conditions within three grazing allotments using tools such as adaptive grazing and wildlife habitat improvement and by maintaining or replacing aging structural range improvements such as fences, water developmements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40700
Location: UNIT - Cave Creek Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Yavapai. LEGAL - The Verde River flows through approximately 30 miles of the allotments. Southern portion of allotments are approximately 20 miles north and northeast of Cave Creek, AZ. Cave Creek Ranger District along the Verde River
Tonto National Forest, Globe Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Activities Connected to the Pinto Valley Mine
EA
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 10/2016 01/2017 Celeste Kinsey
602-225-5248
ckinsey@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is a consolidated authorization to extend previously authorized and/or ongoing activities and uses on National Forest System lands, and limited expansion of existing surface uses for ancillary operations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33272
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T1N, R13E, S 1, 2, 14, 23, 24, & 25. T1N, R14E, S 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, & 32. T1S, R14E, S 4 & 5. T2N, R13E, S 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 34, & 35. The Pinto Valley Mine is located approximately three miles north of US Highway 60 on Pinto Valley Road (Forest Road 287), and approximately six miles west of Miami, Gila County, Arizona.
Arnett Creek Riparian Pasture Trail Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/01/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Tyna Yost
480-610-3300
comments-southwestern-tonto-globe@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is a riparian habitat improvement partnership project to protect habitat for native and protected fish and wildlife in the Arnett Creek watershed and would improve user created trails that currently encroach onto riparian areas.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49517
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Township 2 South, Range 12 E, Section 8,16,17 The project is located at the junction of Arnett Creek and Telegraph Canyons near the Arizona State Highway 60, Telegraph Canyon road, approximately two air miles southwest from Superior, Arizona.
BCE Copper Springs Exploratory Drilling & Road Maintenance
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Lee Ann Atkinson
906-932-1330-308
leeannatkinson@fs.fed.us
Description: Short term use exploratory drilling.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44943
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T. 1 S., R. 15 E., Sections 3,4,5,8,9 &10 south of Globe, Near Solitude Gulch and Deep Canyon.
Charley Johnson Small Tracts Act Land Sale
CE
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Tamarya Pike
602-225-5229
tpike@fs.fed.us
Description: Parcel of National Forest System lands with private facilities located on it - qualifies for the Small Tract Act Authority.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48999
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Not Applicable 4 miles from the junction of Hwy 60 and 77/70
Coolidge Parker AUM Authorization
EA
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/23/2016
06/2016 Andrea Wages
928-402-6222
ajwages@fs.fed.us
Description: The Globe District Ranger will decide what AUMs to authorize for the Coolidge Parker grazing allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48972
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Not Applicable South of Globe
Globe Ranger District/Pinals Abandoned Mine Lands Remediation Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
09/18/2015
Expected: 01/2016 02/2016 Lee Ann Atkinson
928-402-6200
comments-southwestern-tonto-globe@fs.fed.us
Description: There are numerous mines and associated features on the district that have been abandoned without safe closure and/or remediation. The purpose is to remediate features that may pose physical hazards.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47795
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Pinal. LEGAL - Not Applicable In the vicinity of Superior, Pinal County, and in the foothills of the Pinal Mountains, south of Globe, Gila County, Arizona
Pinaladera WUI Fuels Management
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Louis Sandoval
928-402-6200
comments-southwestern-tonto-globe@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels reduction on approximately 83,558 acres south of Globe. Area includes the Pinal Mountain Recreation Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=3775
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T. 1-2 S., R. 13-16 E., GSRM Pinal Mountains south of Globe and east of Devil's Canyon
Red Top Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 05/06/2016
06/2016 Lee Ann Atkinson
928-402-6200
comments-southwestern-tonto-globe@fs.fed.us
Description: Minerals exploration proposal including use of existing roads to provide access for drilling.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46318
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pinal. LEGAL - T1S, R12E, Sections 2 and 3; T1N, R12E, Section 28 and 33 approximately four miles north of the Town of Superior, Arizona
Tonto National Forest, Mesa Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch Well and Parking Improvement
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2016
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Tyna Yost
480-610-3300
comments-southwestern-tonto-mesa@fs.fed.us
Description: The Mesa District Ranger proposes to amend the existing special use permit to the Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch to authorize the drilling of a replacement water well and to authorize the existing parking area to be paved.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49287
Location: UNIT - Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - T3N R8E Section 33 West of Saguaro Lake at the Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch
Tonto National Forest, Payson Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
13 Ranch New Tanks 2015 Project
CE
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Kelly Bedson
928-474-7924
kellypbedson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Tonto National Forest proposes to authorize the permittee to construct four new tanks on the 13 Ranch allotment. All the tanks will be adjacent to existing system roads and will collect run-off from the roadways.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48395
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Sec. 35, 36, T11N, R13E and Sec. 23, 24, T10, R13E of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian The project is located on the 13 Ranch allotment, east of Payson, Arizona.
Bluebird, Powerline, and Sterile Tanks Project
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2015
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Kelly Bedson
928-474-7924
kellypbedson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Tonto National Forest proposes to authorize the permittee to construct three new tanks on the Bar X allotment. All the tanks will be adjacent to existing system roads and will collect run-off from the roadways
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48392
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - The legal location of the project is T10N, R14E, Sec. 35 and T10N, R15E, Sec. 5, 8 of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian. The project is located on the Pleasant Valley Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest on the Bar X allotment, north of Young, Arizona.
Cragin-Payson TSA Water Treatment Plant
CE
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/01/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Tamarya Pike
602-225-5229
tpike@fs.fed.us
Description: Sell approximately 7 acres to the Town of Payson for a water treatment plant to implement the Decision Notice and FONSI for the Cragin Water Pipeline and Treatment Plant Project signed 11/2/2011
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49004
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Not Applicable 3 miles north of the Town of Payson limits on the east side of West Houston Mesa Road just south of Mesa del Caballo subdivision.
Diamond Rim Grazing Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
04/07/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Douglas Ruppel
928-474-7908
comments-southwestern-tonto-payson@fs.fed.us
Description: To develop and implement a single grazing strategy on the Little Green Valley Grazing Complex which is consistent with the Tonto National Forest Land Management Plan, as amended.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46244
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Townships 13-9; Ranges 13-9 Five grazing allotments consisting of Payson/Cross V, Green Valley/Indian Gardens and Star Valley located to the north and east of the town of Payson.
Hardscrabble Juniper Clearing 2015
CE
- Watershed management
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
On Hold N/A N/A Kelly Bedson
928-474-7924
kellypbedson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Tonto National Forest proposes to authorize the permittee to treat an area using an agra-axe mounted on a rubber-tired or tread skid steer tractor to cut juniper trees of less than 8 inch diameter breast height (DBH).
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Sec. 26, 27, T 11N, R 8E of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian The Hardscrabble Juniper Clearing project encompasses about 100 acres west of the town of Pine and south of the town of Strawberry.
Hardscrabble Roadside Tanks 2015 Project
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/01/2015
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Kelly Bedson
928-474-7924
kellypbedson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Tonto National Forest proposes to authorize the permittee to construct seven new tanks on the Hardscrabble allotment. All the tanks will be adjacent to existing system roads and will collect run-off from the roadways.
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T11N, R8E, Sec. 23, 25, 26, 35, 36 of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian The project is located on the Hardscrabble grazing allotment southwest of the towns of Pine and Strawberry on the Tonto National Forest in Gila County, Arizona
New Delph Tank & Bear Tank Maintenance
CE
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Douglas Ruppel
928-474-7908
comments-southwestern-tonto-payson@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to create new water developments that capture and store water for authorized livestock and wild ungulates.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47365
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T10.5; R15E; Sec 21, 28, 33 of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian The New Delph Tank & Bear Tank Maintenance project is on the Pleasant Valley Ranger District. The project is located on the OW grazing allotment of the Tonto National Forest in Gila County, Arizona.
Payson RD OHV Management Planning
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/28/2014
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 03/2016 05/2016 Brian Sweatland
928-474-7900
comments-southwestern-tonto-payson@fs.fed.us
Description: This projects seek to do the following: Develop OHV staging areas across Payson, prohibit camping within 200' of streams unless designated, and designate an OHV specific campground.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43717
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Not Applicable Payson Ranger District
Tonto National Forest, Pleasant Valley Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Flying V and Flying H Allotment Management Plans
EA
- Grazing management On Hold N/A N/A Angela Elam
928.474.7901
comments-southwestern-tonto-pleasant-valley@fs.fed.us
Description: Update and reauthorize two allotment management plans.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30274
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Not Applicable North, East, and South of Young, AZ
Haigler Fuels Analysis
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Jason Cress
928-467-3251
jcress@fs.fed.us
Description: Manage timber and other woody vegetation to help maintain forest health, reduce forest fuels, and improve wildlife habitat and range conditions on approximately 43,435 acres of the Tonto National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34507
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pleasant Valley Ranger District, Management Areas 5D, 5G, and 4F, including areas around Haigler Creek Estates.
Pleasant Valley Community Burn Pit
CE
- Fuels management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Chris Welker
928-474-7920
cwelker@fs.fed.us
Description: This action is an issuance of a Convenience Enclosure Special Use Permit (SUP) to the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department (PVVFD) for a community burn pit to service the residents of the Pleasant Valley area (Young, AZ).
Web Link: https://apps.fs.fed.us/pals/projectDetailAction.do?docId=102892¶m2=W&isPage=PLANING
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - NW ¼ Section 1, T. 8 N., R. 13 E., Gila & Salt River Meridian, Gila County, AZ The community burn pit area is located approximately 2.6 miles south of Young, AZ along Arizona State Highway 288, and has immediate site access to the pit area via an existing road (FR496).
Pleasant Valley Northwest Grazing Allotments Analysis
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/02/2013
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Angela Elam
928.474.7901
comments-southwestern-tonto-pleasant-valley@fs.fed.us
Description: This analysis covers five grazing allotments and will address actions needed to formalize an adaptive management livestock grazing strategy to maintain or move resources toward desired conditions in the project area as in the Tonto NF Plan.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30075
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bar X, Haigler Creek, Colcord Canyon, Young, and Marsh Creek grazing allotments located north and west of Young, AZ. The project area is bisected by FR200 between State Highway 260 and Young, AZ
Tonto National Forest, Tonto Basin Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Rhoads Apiary Placement - Tonto Basin Ranger District
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 04/2016 04/2016 Chris Welker
928-474-7920
cwelker@fs.fed.us
Description: Temporary Special Use Permit for year-round bee hive (apiary) placement on National Forest System lands in the Tonto Basin Ranger District. Fifteen (15) locations have been identified for hive placement in already impacted areas (e.g. stock corrals).
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Not Applicable Fifteen (15) locations have been identified for hive placement in already impacted areas (e.g. stock corrals, roadside pull-outs, closed recreation sites, etc.).
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