Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

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)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests,  Alpine Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests,  Black Mesa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests,  Clifton Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests,  Lakeside Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests,  Springerville Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
HEBER-RENO & MORGAN MOUNTAIN SHEEP DRIVEWAY - 0100
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/30/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 Donal Luhrsen
602-225-5222
dluhrsen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of use & effects of Sheep Driveway, originating on Mesa RD & terminating on Springerville RD. Driveway traverses portions of Mesa, Tonto Basin, & Pleasant Valley RDs (Tonto NF); and Black Mesa, Lakeside, and Springerville RDs (A-S NFs).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=4960
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District, Springerville Ranger District, Lakeside Ranger District, Black Mesa Ranger District, Mesa Ranger District, Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Gila, Maricopa, Navajo. Originates on Mesa RD & terminates on Springerville RD traversing portions of Mesa, Tonto Basin, & Pleasant Valley RDs (Tonto NF); & Black Mesa, Lakeside, & Springerville RD (A-S NFs).
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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Apache-Sitgreaves NFs Revised Land & Resource Management Plan
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Notice of Adjustment 12/29/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
01/2012 Michelle Davalos
928-333-6334
mdavalos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revising Forests Land and Resource Management Plan for 2.1 million acre ASNFs
Web Link:  http://www.fed.fed.us/r3/asnf/plan-revision
Location: UNIT - Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Coconino, Greenlee, Navajo. LEGAL - R12E-32E, T 16N-15S, encompassing all lands within Apache-Sitgreaves Nat. Forests. 2.1 million acres in east central Arizona.
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Public Motorized Travel Management Plan
EIS
- Road management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/29/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Tami Conner
928-333-6333
tamiconner@fs.fed.us 
Description: A Forest Service proposal to designate which routes (roads and trails) and areas on federal lands administered by the Forest Service within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (Forests) are open to motorized travel.
Location: UNIT - Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Greenlee, Navajo. LEGAL - National Forest System (NFS) lands within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (Forests). National Forest System (NFS) lands within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (Forests).
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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blue River Native Fish Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 10/05/2010  10/2010 Genevieve Masters
480-610-3305
grmasters@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action includes the construction of a fish barrier and repatriation of two native fishes, spikedace and roundtail chub, in lower Blue River. The study area is located in Greenlee County on the Alpine and Clifton Ranger Districts.
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District, Clifton Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Greenlee. LEGAL - Blue River approximately mile north (upstream) of the confluence with the San Francisco River in Section 31 of Township 2 South, Range 31 East oof the Gila and Salt River Baseline and Meridian. The study area is located in Greenlee County on the Alpine and Clifton Ranger Districts on the lower Blue River.
R-C Prescribed Burn
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/01/2009
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
10/2011 Mark Empey
928-333-6315
mempey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Application of prescribed fire on federal lands of the Sitgreaves National Forest affected by the Rodeo-Chediski Fire of 2002
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23563
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District, Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Navajo. LEGAL - T10 1/2 N, R15E, T10N, R15 1/2E, T10N, R16E, T10N, R17E, T10N, R18E, T10N, R19E, T10N, R20E, T10N, R21E, T11N,R14E,T11N,R15E,T11N,R16E,T11N,R17E,T11N,R18E,T11N,R19E,T11N,R20E,T12N,R16E,T12N,17E,. Project area bounded on the west by forest road 512, north by State Highway 260, east by State Highway 60, and south by the forest Boundary along the Mogollon Rim.
Southwestern Region Fish Barrier Maintenance, Repair, and Reconstruction
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Stephanie Coleman
928-339-5079
smcoleman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prepare National Environmental Policy Act documentation for the maintenance, repair, and reconstruction of existing fish barriers with design guidance criteria.
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District, Springerville Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Greenlee. LEGAL - T4N,R29E,sec.7,12,18,19,31;T3-1/2N,R27E,sec.8,16,17;T6N,R27E,sec.2.19.35;T7N,R30E,sec.34;T9N,R26E,sec.7;. Bear Wallow Creek, Snake Creek, Conklin Creek, Hannagan Creek, Fish Creek, Boggy Creek, Centerfire Creek, Wildcat Creek, Home Creek, Hayground Creek, Stinky Ck, Mineral Ck, W. Fork Black River.
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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests,   Alpine Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Apache Trount Enhancement Project Rotenone Amendment
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/01/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Stephanie Coleman
928-339-5079
smcoleman@fs.fed.us 
Description: This supplement adds the use of Rotenone and Sodium Permangonate to the existing project.
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Greenlee. LEGAL - none. Apache and Greenlee Counties.
Beaver Creek Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/22/2010 
Expected:08/2011
 
04/2012 James Pitts
928-339-5000
jamespitts@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatment of live and dead fuels on National Forest System lands adjacent to private property to reduce the risk of large-scale wildland fire events that may pose a serious threat to human life or property.
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Greenlee. LEGAL - T4N R28E, R29E, R30E, R31E; T41/2N R29E, R30E. National Forest System Lands adjacent to private lands along Forest Road 26, FR 565, FR 567, and US Hwy 191 within the legal description provided.
Campbell Blue Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/08/2006 
Expected:01/2011
 
08/2011 James Schroeder
928-339-5032
jschroeder@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wildlife habitat, Riparian restoration.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=17862
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Greenlee. LEGAL - T4N, R32E, SEC5;T41/2N, R31E, SEC25, 24-36l and T41/2N, R32E, SEC 31,32 G&SRM. Lower Campbell Blue river along FR 30& 281. Around private holdings of the Luce and Kronkite Ranches.
Hwy 191 Hazard Tree Removal
CE
- Road management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Raymond Rugg
928-333-6303
rrugg@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove roadside hazard trees
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Greenlee. LEGAL - T5N, R30E, T41/2N, R30E, T4N, R30E, T4N, R29E, T3N, R29E. Along both sides of US Hwy 191 from Alpine, AZ to Blue Vista.
Leopold Commemorative Trail/Green Fire Trail
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Myron Burnett
928-339-4384
mburnett@fs.fed.us 
Description: A loop trail to a vista point over looking a site which matches the description given by Aldo as a place where he killed wolves as a young man. Also, resurfacing at FS8766.
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Greenlee. LEGAL - T4N, R28E, Sec 23 and 24. Approximately three miles in length; the main trailhead will be at the Bear Creek Trail with a secondary trailhead at FS25h. Overlooks the Black River Canyon in the area of Caldwell Cabin.
NRCS Weather Station
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011  02/2011 Ryan Domsalla
406-626-5404
rdomsalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: Assorted SnowTel and Snow Courses located on approximately 65 acres.
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Greenlee. LEGAL - See Permit folder exhibit #1 and exhibit A-P. Located in different placed around the Alpine Ranger District.
National Wildlife Turkey Federation (NWTF) Riparian Restoration Project (multiple sites)
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Linda WhiteTrifaro
928-333-6335
lwhitetrifaro@fs.fed.us 
Description: Six sites across the Alpine RD would be protected to allow recovery of riparian vegetation. Historic springboxes would be protected or modified at a seventh site. Project would enhance WL habitat on about 100 acres. To be implememented by the NWTF.
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Greenlee. LEGAL - not yet available. Vicinity of sites is as follows: North Spring, Home Creek, Hulsey Fork, Turkey Creek, Upper San Francisco, Boneyard & 3 Forks.
Navopache Substation Fence
CE
- Special use management
- Facility management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Paul Schilke
928-339-5052
pschilke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Build chainlink fence around substation.
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - T5N, R31E, Sec16. Near the primary trailhead for the Luna Lake bikeloop.
Nutrioso Fire Dept. Comms site
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Paul Schilke
928-339-5052
pschilke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Utilize existing communications site from the Nutrioso TV association and possibly the installation of a repeater antennea for fire safety purposes.
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - T6N, R29E, SEC11. North of the town of Alpine in Nutrioso, 33 degrees, 55' and 55" / 109 degrees, 15' and 00".
Puelblo Park Mineral Materials Pit
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/07/2009 
Expected:03/2011
 
06/2011 Paul Schilke
928-339-5052
pschilke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop new mineral materials pit to provide materials for road maintenance in Greenlee County and to authorize Greenlee County to utilize pit.
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Greenlee. LEGAL - T3N, R32E, SEC8, SW 1/4. Adjacent to the Pueblo Park road, National Forest System roads 232 and 232F.
Warm Springs Pit Permit Renewal
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/02/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
04/2011 Paul Schilke
928-339-5052
pschilke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of permit to operate in the Warm Springs pit. No expansion of boundaries or authorized uses.
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - T7N, R30E, SE 1/4 5, SW 1/4 4. On the west side of Hwy180/191 in between Nelson Reservoir and the town of Nutrioso.
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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests,   Black Mesa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Durfee Aerial Seeding
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 10/20/2010  11/2010 Kendell Hughes
928-535-4481
klhughes@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project includes seeding high and moderately-high soil burn severity within the Durfee Fire.
Location: UNIT - Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Navajo. LEGAL - PORTIONS OF SECTIONS 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16,T13N, R13E, G&SRM. Near forest roads 170 and 504 and within Wildcat Canyon.
Heber Wild Horse Territory Plan
EIS
- Grazing management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/13/2008
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Denise VanKeuren
928-333-6309
dvankeuren@fs.fed.us 
Description: To develop a management plan for the Heber Wild Horse Territory
Location: UNIT - Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Navajo. LEGAL - Portions of T11N, R15E, T11N, R16E, T12N, R16E, G&SRM. South of Heber-Overgaard Arizona, west and south of Hwy 260.
Heber Youth Group Camp Access
EA
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/05/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Meckenzie Helmandollar-Powell
928-535-7305
mhelmandollarpowell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Access , utility corridor, and special use permit for improved access to the private land. Private property is being developed into a summer youth camp.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27848
Location: UNIT - Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - Section 36T12N, R16E, G&SRM. South of the community of Heber, Arizona adjacent to Buckskin Wash.
Heber-Overgaard Non-motorized Trail System
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:03/2011  03/2011 Steven Richardson
928-535-7300
srichardson01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create a trail system which connects the County Park with existing trails. The system would include new trails to get existing trails off of forest roads 50 and 51.
Location: UNIT - Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - Sections 35, 36, T12N, R16E, Sections 32, 34, T12N, R17E, Section 1, T11N, R16E, Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, T11N, R17E. South of the Community of Heber-Overgaard, AZ.
Rim Lakes Forest Health Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/19/2007
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 03/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
10/2011 Gayle Richardson
928-535-7300
grichardson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project along Mogollon Rim approx. 33,510 acres. Need to thin forest to reduce fuels and promote forest health, and reduce the threat of extreme fire. Broadcast burning proposed of 32, 532 acres and thinning of approximately 24,655 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/asnf/projects/
Location: UNIT - Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T11N, R13E, T11N, R13 1/2 E, T11E, R14E, T11N, R15E, T12N, R12E, T12N, R13E, T10 1/2 N, R14E, T10 1/2N, R15E. Forest Lakes west to Forest Road92 and the Dude Fire along the Mogollon Rim.
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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests,   Clifton Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Copperas Allotment Management Analysis
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/11/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 Carol Telles
505-894-6677
cftelles@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze future livestock management and Term Permit re-issuance on the Copperas Allotments, Clifton RD Allotment in lower San Franciso River watershed.
Location: UNIT - Clifton Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Greenlee. Copperas Allotment tributary to San Franciso River above confluence with Blue River.
Mesa Re-entry
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 12/06/2010  03/2011 Jordan McKnight
928-687-8605
jmcknight@fs.fed.us 
Description: Retreatment of areas within the Mesa, N O Bar and 4 Bar pasture projects with a focus on maintaining improvements and targeting juniper re-sprouts.
Location: UNIT - Clifton Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Greenlee. LEGAL - T2S, R29E, Multiple sections. FS lands within the Mesa Allotment N O Bar project and 4 Bar pasture of the Pigeon Allotment.
Wildbunch Allotment Management Plan (AMP) - 0103
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2004
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Carol Telles
505-894-6677
cftelles@fs.fed.us 
Description: AMP analysis for future livestock mgnt. Issues T&E and Watershed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed/re/asnf
Location: UNIT - Clifton Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Greenlee. LEGAL - T11S and T12S, R31E, G&SRBM. Confluence of Blue & San Francisco Rivers & continues N. approx. 7 mi. to just N. of Wildbunch Canyon & FR475.
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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests,   Lakeside Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
CAMP TATIYEE LAND EXCHANGE - 0100
EIS
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/25/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
11/2011 Ryan Domsalla
928-333-6268
rdomsalla@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/r3/asnf/
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - T9N, R22E, sec.16, G&SRBM. Along State Highway SR260 within existing Pinetop-Lakeside town limits.
Ditch Bill Easement - Little Mormon Lake and associated improvements
CE
- Land ownership management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:05/2011  09/2011 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation and stock watering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - T10N, R22E Section 1 & 12; T10N, R23E Section 7; T9N, R23E Section 10 & 15. Little Mormon Lake, Channel from Rocky Arroyo, buried water line, and diversion structure/ditch at Elk Springs Draw.
Ditch Bill Easement -Lakeside Ditch
CE
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation and stock watering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - T9N, R22E & R23E; T9N, R22E Section 36; T9N, R22E Section 16. Wooldand Lake/Adair Springs/Lakeside Ditch.
FR 129 Paving
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Edward Collins
928-368-2100
ecollins01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Navajo County proposes to lay asphalt on existing road surface of FR 129 without any alignment changes. This project may take 3 or more years to complete. Road under easement to Navajo County, AZ.
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - T11N, R20E, Sec 1,11,12,14,15,21,22,28,29; T11N, R21E, Sec 6; T12N, R21E, Sec 28,32,33. FR 129 North of Highway 260 from Pinedale to Taylor.
Lakeside District Office Conveyance
EA
- Land ownership management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:12/2011  04/2012 Randall Chavez
928-368-2106
rchavez02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze NF land at the Lakeside Ranger Station for sale under FS Facility Realignment & Enhancement Act (FSFREA, PL 109-54). This also involves analyzing the location of a new ranger station. There will be 2 decisions from this analysis.
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - T9N R22E Portions of Section 12-14 & 23, G&SR BM. Lakeside Rgr. Station and Lakeside CG within the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside. New site near junction Penrod & Porter Mtn. Rds.
Langkilde Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Edward Collins
928-368-2100
ecollins01@fs.fed.us 
Description: A public road easement to access private lands. On Hold. Applicant is evaluating a new option.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/asnf/
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - T10N R20E Section 23. Langkilde Road.
Second Knoll Shooting Range
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:08/2011  11/2011 Randall Chavez
928-368-2106
rchavez02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze and develop an 80 acre shooting range including access road. A Special Use Permit will be issued to Arizona Game & Fish Department. AZGFD will partner with White Mountain Shooters Association for the long term operation & maintenance.
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - T10N R23E Section 18 G&SR BM. North side of Second Knoll 4 miles east of Show Low 1/2 mile south of US 60.
Show Low South Fire Risk & Fuel Reduction
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 11/26/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
07/2011 Edward Collins
928-368-2100
ecollins01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis 4500 acres of National Forest Lands south and west of the City of Show Low not burned by the Rodeo-Chediski Wildfire of 2002. For vegetative thinning and fuel reduction.
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - T9N R21E NF Sec 1 - 4 & 12; T9N R22E NF Sec 5 & 6; T10N 21E NF Sec 16, 22, 27, 34-36. Show Low South.
Show Low South Land Exchange
EIS
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/28/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
03/2012 Ryan Domsalla
928-333-6268
rdomsalla@fs.fed.us 
Description: A proposal to exchange 1028 acres Federal Land (Apache-Sitgreaves NFs & Coconino NF) for 1555 acres of non federal lands (Apache-Sitgreaves, Prescott and Coconino NF).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/asnf/
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - T6N R29E Section 34, T10N R22E Section 31 & #2. Exchange private parcesl in the A-S, Coconino & Prescott NFs for Federal lands on the Apache (Alpine RD) T6N R29E Sec 34 (Sacr & Lakeside RD) T10N R22E Sec 31 &32 (900 acres) and Coconino (50 acres).
Timber Mesa-Vernon WUI
EA
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:10/2011  04/2012 Charles Denton
928-368-2128
cdenton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of 39,000 acres on NF lands east of City of Show Low and north of Pinetop-Lakeside for vegetative thinning and fuel reduction. Project borders 20-25 miles of private lands. This includes the Woolhouse Wildlife Habitat Area.
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Navajo. LEGAL - Portions of T9N R22-24E, T10N R22-25E, G & SR BM. East of City of Show Low, north of FR45 & FR267, west of Vernon, south of NF boundary & US60.
White Mountain Trail System Modifications
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/13/2009 
Expected:02/2011
 
04/2011 Lorna Mcneil-Cox
928-368-2117
lmcneilcox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Realign portions of 3 trails - (Land of the Pioneers, Ice Cave and Panorama). To move the trail off 2 track alignments and reduce conflicts with ATV use.
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Navajo. LEGAL - T10N R25E, T9N, R23E and T10N, R23E. Land of Pioneers, Ice Cave and Panorama Trails.
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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests,   Springerville Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Big Lake Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Judith Palmer
928-333-6326
jpalmer02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis to reduce fuels in the vicinity of the Big lake Recreation Area.
Location: UNIT - Springerville Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - T5N, R27E, portion of Section1: T5N, R28E,portions of Sections 3-9: T6N,R27E,portions of Sections 25,26,35&36: T6N, R28E, portions of Sections 28-33. The project lies predominantly south of the Big Lake Recreation Area on the Springerville Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.
Cerro Trigo Allotment -- 0106
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/17/2010  10/2010 Virginia Yazzie Ashley
928-333-4372
vyazzieashley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis to determine if livestock grazing should be authorized on the allotments and if so, what grazing management strategy will be implemented in an Allotment Management Plan.
Location: UNIT - Springerville Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - T9N R26&27E, GSRBM, Apache County, AZ. Approximately 16 miles northwest of Springerville, AZ.
Greens Peak Allotment -- 0106
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/17/2010  10/2010 Virginia Yazzie Ashley
928-333-4372
vyazzieashley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis to determine if livestock grazing should be authorized on the allotments and if so, what grazing management strategy will be implemented in an Allotment Management Plan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=11948
Location: UNIT - Springerville Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - T8N, R26&27E & T9NR27E,GSRBM, Apache County, AZ. Approximately 12 miles west of Springerville, AZ.
Greens Peak Wildland Urban Interface Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/05/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
06/2011 Raymond Rugg
928-333-6226
rrugg@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is a proposal to implement fuel treatments, including thinning and burning, to reduce hazardous fuels around the Greens Peak Communication Sites.
Location: UNIT - Springerville Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - T8N, R26 E, portions of sections 2,3,10 &1, GSRBM. This project is located approximately 16 miles west of Springerville, Arizona surrounding the Greens Peak Communication Sites.
Hall Allotment 0106
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/17/2010  10/2010 Bruce Buttrey
928-333-4372
bbuttrey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis to determine if livestock grazing should be authorized on the allotments and if so what grazing management strategy will be implemented in an allotment management plan.
Location: UNIT - Springerville Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - T8N,T9N, R26E, G&SRBM, Apache County, AZ. UNIT- Springerville Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. Approximately 18 miles west of Springerville, AZ. 85938.
Mexican Wolf Blue Range Recovery Area Holding Pen
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Cathy Taylor
928-333-6306
cataylor01@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Interagency Field Team proposed construction of a permanent pen for temporarily holding Mexican wolves up to 30 days. A pen would hold wolves recovering from surgeries, or captured for management reasons and translocations.
Location: UNIT - Springerville Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - T7n, R30E, Sections 6 and 7. South of Springerville, AZ and north of Nutrioso AZ, adjacent to AZ Game and Fish Dept. Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area.
Project Name: Apache Trout Barrier Repairs
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 09/16/2010  06/2011 Kathryn McMillan
928-333-4372
kmcmillan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Maintenance and modification of fish migration barriers in order to increase effectiveness on seven Apache trout recovery streams.
Location: UNIT - Springerville Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - T7N, R27E, Sec.23,25,27,36 / T8N, R28E, Sec. 20, 28 / T6N, 27E, Sec. 35 / T5N, R28E, Sec. 19 / T5N, R27E, Sec. 1. Springerville RD.
Revised Environmental Assessment for the Molina Springs Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/17/2010
07/16/2009 
10/2010 Virginia Yazzie Ashley
928-333-4372
vyazzieashley@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis to determine if livestock grazing should be authorized on the allotment and if so, what grazing management strategy will be implemented in an Allotment Management Plan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28904
Location: UNIT - Springerville Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - T8N, R30E, sections 3-5,9,10,15-17,20-22. The Molina Springs Allotment is located approximately 6 miles east of Springerville, AZ.
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