Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2013 to 03/31/2013
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
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
CAMP TATIYEE LAND EXCHANGE - 0100
EIS
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/25/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
12/2013 Randall Chavez
928-368-2100
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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=5004
Location: UNIT - Bradshaw Ranger District, Lakeside Ranger District, Mesa Ranger District, Sierra Vista 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:
NOI in Federal Register 04/28/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
09/2013 Randall Chavez
928-368-2100
rchavez02@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=22287
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District, Alpine Ranger District, Lakeside Ranger District, Black Mesa Ranger District, Mogollon Rim Ranger District, Clifton Ranger District, Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Coconino, Greenlee, Navajo, Yavapai. 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).
TEP Powerline Vegetation Treatment and Access Route
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/18/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
04/2013 John Pierson
575-533-6231
jpierson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatment of vegetation that occurs in and adjacent to utility powerline corridor and identification for access routes to conduct maintenance activities.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30200
Location: UNIT - Quemado Ranger District, Glenwood Ranger District, Clifton Ranger District, Reserve Ranger District. STATE - Arizona, New Mexico. COUNTY - Greenlee, Catron. LEGAL - Multiple Townships and Sections. TEP powerline across Glenwood, Reserve, and Quemado Ranger Districts on Gila NF and Clifton Ranger District on A-S NF.
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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:
NOI in Federal Register 12/29/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
09/2013 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.fs.usda.gov/goto/asnf/planning
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
Southwestern Region Fish Barrier Maintenance, Repair, and Reconstruction
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Stephanie Coleman
928-333-6307
smcoleman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prepare National Environmental Policy Act documentation for the maintenance, repair, and reconstruction of four 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;. Conklin Creek, Centerfire Creek, Mineral Ck, and Coyote/Mamie Creek.
Springerville/Alpine Trailhead Environmental Assessment
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:03/2013  06/2013 Shanea Ward
928-333-4372
sward01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Environmental Assessment for Escudilla Trailhead and 12th Street Trailhead.
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District, Springerville Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - 12th street T8N R29E Sec 15 Escudilla T6N R31E Sec 18. Springerville and Alpine Ranger Districts.
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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 Trout Enhancement Project Rotenone Amendment
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Stephanie Coleman
928-333-6307
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 Aquatic Organism Passage Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/03/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
04/2013 Stephanie Coleman
928-333-6307
smcoleman@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project proposes to replace the failing culverts on FSR 26 with a design to promote stream flow and aquatic organism passage.
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Greenlee. LEGAL - SEC6,T4N, R30E. The crossing is located approximately 4-5 miles west of the intersection of FSR 26 and US Hwy 191. The project area lies within Greenlee County, Arizona.
Frontier Telecom Line Route
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 Paul Schilke
928-339-5052
pschilke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Relocate copper telecom line from one utility corridor to another with cross through a road easement.
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. LEGAL - T5N, R31E, Sec 21. Along the Blue River road.
Hanagan Meadow Lodge ReIssue
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012  01/2013 Paul Schilke
928-339-5052
pschilke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue Hanagan Meadow Lodge permit. Lodge provides overnight facilities, meals, outdoor gear rentals, fall color tours on system roads.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37624
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Greenlee. LEGAL - T3N, R29E, SEC3, NW 1/4, NE 1/4 G&SRM. Twenty-two miles south of Alpine, AZ, on US Hwy 191, near mile marker 232.
National Wildlife Turkey Federation (NWTF) Riparian Restoration Project (multiple sites)
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
03/2013 Suzanne Grayson
928-339-5070
slgrayson@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.
Pueblo Park Mineral Materials Pit
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/07/2009 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 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.
Wallow Alpine Salvage and Fuel Reduction Project
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/23/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
05/2013 Susan Balint
928-333-6283
shbalint@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuel reduction through salvage of Wallow Fire burned areas. The proposed action includes mechanical treatment of slash.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40432
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. South of Alpine, Arizona.
Wallow Aspen Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013  04/2013 James Johnson
928-333-4372
jjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Mechanical site prep treatments to promote Aspen regeneration on 136 acres around the communication towers on South Mountain, southwest of Alpinze, AZ. Project includes personal fuelwood removal on the 136 acre site.
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache. Near the communication towers on South Mountain, southwest of Alpine, AZ.
Wiltbank Isolated Cabin
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013  05/2013 Paul Schilke
928-339-5052
pschilke@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue permit for an isolated cabin used as a summer residence for recreation purposes.
Location: UNIT - Alpine Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Greenlee. LEGAL - Part of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 Section 34. T 4 1/2 N, Range 29 E of the Gila and Salt River Base and Meridian. FSR 565.
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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
APS 345KV Transmission Line Reauthorization
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/11/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
01/2013 Debra Fryberger-Eby
928-535-7300
dfrybergereby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorize the special use permit for the APS KV transmission line
Location: UNIT - Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T14NR15E T14NR14E T13NR14E T13NR13E T12NR13E T12NR12E. The transmission line crosses the western side of the Black Mesa RD from northeast to southwest.
Heber Wild Horse Territory Plan
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Grazing management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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-Overgaard Green Waste Disposal Site
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/11/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
03/2013 Debra Fryberger-Eby
928-535-7315
dfrybergereby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-issue a special use permit to the Heber-Overgaard Sanitary District for the operation of a brush disposal site.
Location: UNIT - Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - Section 16, T12N, R17E G&SRM. Approximately 3 miles north of Overgaard, AZ by Hwy 277.
Heber-Overgaard Non-motorized Trail System
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Reissue Six Small ROW Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/11/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
12/2012 Debra Fryberger-Eby
928-535-7300
dfrybergereby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Six established and existing right of way permits have expired and need to be re-issued
Location: UNIT - Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Navajo. LEGAL - T11N,R18E; T11N, R19E; T12N, R16E; T11N, R14E; T11N, R15E. Various locations across the district.
Rim Lakes Forest Restoration Project
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/28/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 Dee Hines
928-567-1130
dhines@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=13024
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.
Woods Canyon Lake Store and Marina Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/11/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
03/2013 Debra Fryberger-Eby
928-535-7315
dfrybergereby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-authorize the expiring permit for the store and marina
Location: UNIT - Black Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Section 14, T11N, R13E. Woods Canyon Lake approximately 10 miles west of Forest Lakes, Arizona.
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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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Wildbunch Allotment Management Plan (AMP) - 0103
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Carol Telles
505-894-6677
cftelles@fs.fed.us 
Description: AMP analysis for future livestock mgmt.
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
Lakeside District Office Conveyance
EA
- Land ownership management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
12/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33916
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 Tina Sorenson
(928) 368-2100
tsorenson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Public road easement to Navajo County to provide legal access to 20 acre parcel in NW corner of Section 23, owned by Langkilde family. This analysis will also cover utilities to the parcel co-located in the road easement.
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33919
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.
Woodland Lake Park Tract Townsite Act Purchase
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/18/2012 
Expected:02/2013
 
06/2013 Randall Chavez
928-368-2106
rchavez02@fs.fed.us 
Description: A town of Pinetop-Lakeside proposal for the phased purchase of 583 acres of federal lands administered by the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35847
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - T9N R22E Section 36, T9N R23E Section 31, T8N R23E Sections 5 & 6, G & SR Base Meridian. UNIT-Lakeside Ranger District, STATE-Arizona, COUNTY-Navajo.
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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
Greens Peak Wildland Urban Interface Hazardous Fuels Reduction
EA
- Fuels management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.