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)
- 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


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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 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.
AZ Public Service-Salt River Project ROW Vegetation Management with Herbicides
EA
- Special use management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Tracy Kremer
505-842-3445
tkremer@fs.fed.us
Description: FS must decide if to allow APS and SRP to include using herbicides as a method to manage vegetation on existing APS and SRP transmission ROW within five National Forests in Arizona.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45771
Location: UNIT - Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests All Units, Coconino National Forest All Units, Kaibab National Forest All Units, Prescott National Forest All Units, Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Arizona Public Service Company and Salt River Project Rights of Way across the Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott, and Tonto National Forests. See map on website.
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
10/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 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
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
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/03/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2015
Expected: 02/2016 05/2016 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
Resolution Baseline Hydrological & Geotechnical Data Gathering Activities
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
03/13/2015
Expected: 01/2016 01/2016 Celeste Kinsey
602-225-5248
ckinsey@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.
Tonto National Forest, Cave Creek Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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
Wildlife Water Catchments
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2015
Actual: 06/30/2015
10/2015 Kelly Kessler
480-610-3305
kmkessler@fs.fed.us
Description: The Arizona Game and Fish Department is proposing to install seven wildlife water catchments on Cave Creek Ranger District. These catchments will provide water for mule deer and other wildlife species.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47058
Location: UNIT - Cave Creek Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa, Yavapai. LEGAL - T10N, R6E, Sec 16; T9N, R5E, Sec 35; T9N, R4E, Sec 34; T9N, R4E, Sec 36; T8N, R4E, Sec 13; T7N, R4E, Sec 9; T7N, R4E,Sec 19 Cooks Mesa, New River Mesa, Long Mesa, and north of Tangle Creek on the Cave Creek Ranger District, Tonto National Forest.
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 In Progress
Comment Period
08/27/2010
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 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.
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.
Carlota Copper Company Solar Photo Voltaic Permit Application
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/09/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Gregory Schuster
602-225-5362
comments-southwestern-tonto-globe@fs.fed.us
Description: Carlotta Copper Company is seeking a 20 year special use permit to repurpose the main waste rock pile into utility-scale solar photo voltaic array. Energy would be used to power onsite operations with excess energy returned to the grid.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46782
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Pinal. LEGAL - Not Applicable Carlota Solar Project is located on Globe Ranger District of Tonto National Forest, in both Gila and Pinal Counties, Arizona; Township 1 North, Range 13 East, Section 26; Gila and Salt River Base and
Copper King Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 Lee Ann Atkinson
928-402-6200
comments-southwestern-tonto-globe@fs.fed.us
Description: Minerals exploration proposal which includes the use of existing roads for drill site access and some sites accessed by helicopter.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46321
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pinal. LEGAL - T1S, R12E, Sections 12, 13 and 18; T1S, R13E, Sections 8 and 17 Approximately two miles north of the Town of Superior, 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
Plan of Operations for Imerys Perlite Mine
EA
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2015
Actual: 07/15/2015
10/2015 Lee Ann Atkinson
928-402-6281
leeannatkinson@fs.fed.us
Description: Consolidates previous Plan of Operation and Special Use Permit authorizations, including continued operation of existing sedimentation basin; Use of segments of Forest Roads 229, 989, and 2403 for hauling; and mining at two unpatented claims.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41543
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pinal. LEGAL - Township 2 South, Range 12 East, Sections 4 and 9 Superior, Arizona
Red Top Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2015
Expected: 02/2016 03/2016 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
Bulldog Canyon Area Unauthorized Uninventoried Route Obliteration Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2015
Actual: 07/17/2015
11/2015 Grant Loomis
602-225-5253
comments-southwestern-tonto-mesa@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to obliterate apx 75 miles of unauthorized, uninventoried motorized routes in the Bulldog Canyon Permit Area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46207
Location: UNIT - Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - Township 2N, Range 7E Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 13,14, 23, 24, 25, 26, 35 and 36; and Township 2N, Range 8E, Sections 1 through 36; Township 2 N, Range 9E, Sections 6, 7, 18, 19 and 30 The project is located in the Bulldog Permit Area south of the Salt River, between Usury Pass Road and Apache Trail Scenic Byway, approximately 10 air miles north from Apache Junction.
Fish Creek Mineral Material Borrow Source
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/07/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Karen Conrath
602-225-5272
comments-southwestern-tonto-mesa@fs.fed.us
Description: The Arizona Department of Transportation has proposed to reopen and expand the existing Fish Creek Mineral Material borrow pit to obtain mineral materials necessary for the maintenance of State Route 88.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46184
Location: UNIT - Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - Section 5, Township 2 North, Range 11 East, Gila and Salt River Meridan Located approximately 12 miles southwest of Roosevelt Lake along State Route 88.
Sunflower Allotment Environmental Assessment
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
04/10/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Kelly Kessler
480-610-3305
comments-southwestern-tonto-mesa@fs.fed.us
Description: The Mesa Ranger District is preparing an environmental assessment to develop an adaptive management strategy to reauthorize livestock grazing in a manner which maintains or improves resource conditions on the allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45768
Location: UNIT - Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - Not Applicable The allotment is located northeast of Fountain Hills, AZ extending from the Salt River and Saguaro Lake up along Four Peaks, ending just south of Sunflower, AZ in Maricopa County.
Tonto National Forest, Payson Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Barnhardt Troughs & Storage
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/08/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Douglas Ruppel
928-474-7908
comments-southwestern-tonto-payson@fs.fed.us
Description: It is proposed by the Forest Service and the permittee to install a new 2,500 gallon storage tank and two new troughs along the route of an existing surface polypipe.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47362
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T9N, R9E, Sec. 24, 26 of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian The Barnhardt Troughs & Storage project is on the Payson Ranger District. The project is located on the Rye Creek grazing allotment of the Tonto National Forest in Gila County, Arizona.
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.
Goose & Stewart Tank Maintenance
CE
- Grazing management Cancelled N/A N/A Douglas Ruppel
928-474-7908
comments-southwestern-tonto-payson@fs.fed.us
Description: It is proposed by the Forest Service and the permittee to conduct maintenance activities on Goose and Stewart Tanks.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47366
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T10N; R10E; Sec 11, 14 of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian The Goose & Stewart Tank Maintenance project is on the Payson Ranger District. The project is located on the Diamond Rim grazing allotment of the Tonto National Forest in Gila County, Arizona.
New Delph Tank & Bear Tank Maintenance
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/06/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 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
03/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 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
Pine Creek Well Pipeline & Drinker
CE
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 Douglas Ruppel
928-474-7908
comments-southwestern-tonto-payson@fs.fed.us
Description: It is proposed by the Forest Service and the permittee to install a new water storage tank and associated drinkers, as well as approximately 1 mile of surface pipeline.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47363
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T10N, R14E, Sec. 31 of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian The Pine Creek Well Pipeline & Drinker project is on the Pleasant Valley Ranger District. The project is located on the Bar X grazing allotment of the Tonto National Forest in Gila County, Arizona.
Potato Butte New Tank
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/07/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Douglas Ruppel
928-474-7908
comments-southwestern-tonto-payson@fs.fed.us
Description: It is proposed by the Forest Service and the permittee to construct a new dirt tank.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47367
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T9N, R13E, Sec. 22 of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian The Potato Butte New Tank project is on the Pleasant Valley Ranger District. The project is located on the Potato Butte grazing allotment of the Tonto National Forest in Gila County, Arizona.
Spring Creek New Tank
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/06/2015
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Douglas Ruppel
928-474-7908
comments-southwestern-tonto-payson@fs.fed.us
Description: It is proposed by the Forest Service and the permittee to construct a new dirt tank.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47361
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T8N, R13E, Sec. 22 of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian The Spring Creek New Tank project is on the Pleasant Valley Ranger District. The project is located on the Spring Creek grazing allotment of the Tonto National Forest in Gila County, Arizona.
Tonto National Forest, Pleasant Valley Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bar X Tanks
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/29/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Douglas Ruppel
928-474-7908
comments-southwestern-tonto-pleasant-valley@fs.fed.us
Description: It is proposed by the permittee to construct seven 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. All tanks will be approximately 50 ft X 100ft and will be appro
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46888
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T10N, R13E, Sec 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24 The project is located Bar X Allotment on the Pleasant Valley Ranger District, Tonto National Forest in Gila County, Arizona. North of Young, Arizona.
Board Tree Saddle Mineral Material Source
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/15/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Karen Conrath
602-225-5272
comments_southwestern_tonto@fs.fed.us
Description: The Arizona Department of Transportation has proposed to expand the existing 2.3 acre pit to a depth of 30 feet. Material excavated would be used for maintenance of a portion of State Route 288.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46226
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Township 7 North, Range 14 East, Section 7, Gila and Salt River Base Meridian The site is located approximately nine miles south of the community of Young, Arizona, along State Route 288.
Connor Canyon Mineral Material Source
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/14/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Karen Conrath
602-225-5272
comments_southwestern_tonto@fs.fed.us
Description: The Arizona Department of Transportation has proposed to resume use of the existing 4.5 acre mineral material pit, of which 2.5 acres has previously been excavated. Material would be used for maintenance of SR 288 between Reynolds Creek and Young.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46227
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Township 6 North, Range 13 East, Section 36, Gila and Salt River Meridian The pit is located approximately 20 miles south of the community of Young along State Route 288, milepost 280.8.
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
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- 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.
New Dutchman Well
CE
- Grazing management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/30/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Douglas Ruppel
928-474-7908
comments-southwestern-tonto-pleasant-valley@fs.fed.us
Description: Ground disturbance would include use of a truck-mounted drill rig to drill the well, pipeline, and/or armature to link the new well with an existing windmill and water storage tanks.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46889
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Sec. 33, T9N, R13E of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian The project is located on the Potato Butte grazing allotment in the Pleasant Valley Ranger District, Tonto National Forest in Gila County, Arizona.
New Soldier Camp Tanks
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/30/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Douglas Ruppel
928-474-7908
comments-southwestern-tonto-pleasant-valley@fs.fed.us
Description: It is proposed by the Forest Service and the permittee to construct four new roadside tanks. Tanks will be 50ft. X 100 ft. X 8-10 ft. deep. This project has been funded by the AZG&F Department as a habitat improvement for elk ,deer and small game.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46890
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Sec. 19,T9N, R13E of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian Sec.3 and 4, T8N, R12E of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian Sec. 26, T9N, R12E of the Gila and Salt River Base Meridian The project is located on the Soldier Camp grazing allotment of the Pleasant Valley Ranger District, Tonto National Forest in Gila County, Arizona. The project area is west of Young, AZ.
Pleasant Valley Northwest Grazing Allotments Analysis
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- 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
Tonto Basin, 7/K, and Walnut Allotment Management Plans
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
08/09/2012
Expected: 09/2015 01/2016 Eric Hoskins
928-467-3236
comments-southwestern-tonto-tonto-basin@fs.fed.us
Description: Update managment plans for three active grazing allotments
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27606
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project area lies west, east, and south of Punkin Center, Arizona in the Mazatzal and Sierra Ancha Mts., Tonto Basin RD
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