Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Coconino National Forest

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, Coconino National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coconino National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coconino National Forest,  Mogollon Rim Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coconino National Forest,  Mormon Lake Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coconino National Forest,  Peaks Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coconino National Forest,  Red Rock 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

           *NEW LISTING*
- 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
Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2012  04/2012 Lynn Humphrey
541-750-7158
lhumphrey02@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/r3/coconino/projects/fossil/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District, Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Yavapai. Fossil Creek (Wild and Scenic River Portions) - Red Rock District of the Coconino National Forest and Payson Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest.
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Coconino 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
Coconino National Forest Motorized Travel Management Plan
EIS
- Recreation management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/19/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
02/2011 James Beard
928-527-3474
jbeard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Designate a system of roads, trails, and areas that will be open to public motorized use on the Coconino National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/tmr.shtml
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Coconino National Forest.
Forest-wide Visitor Information Kiosks Project
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/01/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
06/2011 Jerry Gonzales
928-477-2255
jigonzales@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project is to provide visitor information about motorized travel on the Coconino national Forest through a system of new kiosks constructed across the forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33115
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Gila, Yavapai. LEGAL - Forest-wide. New kiosks will be constructed along major roads and entry points across the Forest.
Plan Revision for the Coconino National Forest
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Notice of Adjustment 05/12/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Yewah Lau
928-527-3411
ylau@fs.fed.us 
Description: Revision of the Coconino National Forest's Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan). The Forest Plan guides the management activities on the Coconino NF such as recreation and the maintenance and improvement of ecosystem health.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/plan-revision.shtml
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Gila, Yavapai. Coconino National Forest.
Reissuance of Transmission Line Permits
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/07/2008 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue seven special use permits for transmission lines
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22423
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Forestwide.
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Coconino National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Buckhorn Range Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/05/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
12/2010 Eric LaPrice
928-203-2914
elaprice@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-authorize livestock grazing in a manner that maintains and/or moves the area toward Forest Plan objectives and desired condition.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24536
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District, Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Located on the Red Rock Ranger District (70%) and Mogollon Rim Ranger District (30%), East of Camp Verde.
Dahl FLPMA Forest Roads Special Use Permit
CE
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road access permit for existing forest road
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24903
Location: UNIT - Peaks Ranger District, Mormon Lake Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Forest Road on the Coconino National Forest.
NPG Cable of Arizona Issuance of 10 Year Permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/02/2008 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to re issue a permit to NPG cable for existing aerial and buried television cable lines on the Red Rock and Peaks Ranger Districts.
Location: UNIT - Peaks Ranger District, Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Several locations on the Peaks and Red Rock Districts.
Walker Basin Range Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/23/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
01/2011 Eric LaPrice
928-203-2914
elaprice@fs.fed.us 
Description: Re-authorization of livestock grazing in a manner that maintains and/or moves the area toward Forest Plan objectives and desired conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=24535
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District, Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Located on the Red Rock Ranger District (70%) and on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District (30%). Approximately 1 mile east of Camp Verde and 1 mile south of Rimrock, AZ.
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Coconino National Forest,   Mogollon Rim Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Blue Ridge Reservoir Fish Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Cecelia Overby
928-527-3460
coverby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of non-native fish species that are impacting existing sport fish and native fish populations potentially using piscicide.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32457
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Blue Ridge/C.C. Craigin Reservoir in East Clear Creek.
Clints Well Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/23/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2010 
Expected:04/2011
 
08/2011 Shawn Martin
928-477-5003
samartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuel reduction & ecosystem restoration over approximately 16,809 acres within and adjacent to the WUI of Clints Well.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27465
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T13N R9E Sec 1-4, 10-14; T13N R10E Sec 5-9, 17-18; T14N R9E Sec 15, 21-27, 33-35; T14N R10E Sec 4-9, 16-22, 26-30, 32-34; T15N R10E, Sec 31-33; T15N R9E Sec 36. Within the WindmillDraw-Jacks Canyon, Long Valley Draw, Clover Creek & East Clear Creek-Blue Ridge Reservoir watersheds.
Houston Draw Aquatic Organism Passage Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 08/11/2010  07/2011 Polly Haessig
928-477-5007
phaessig@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of a 40-year old culvert that has rusted through with an open bottom arch structure that allows aquatic organism passage. The culvert is within stream habitat for Little Colorado spinedace and other native fish such as speckled dace.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27479
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T13N, R11 E, Section 16 General Springs Quad. G & SR B&M. FR 95 in Houston Draw, adjacent to Pinchot Cabin.
Improvements at Blue Ridge (C. C. Cragin) Reservoir
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Jerry Gonzales
928-477-2255
jigonzales@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to upgrade boat ramp, install a guardrail, improve surface drainage on the ramp and install a new floating boat dock at Blue Ridge Reservoir.
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T14N, R11 E, Sec. 33, SW 1/4 Blue Ridge Reservoir 7.5'Quad. Blue Ridge (C. C. Cragin) Reservoir Boat Ramp, Mogollon Rim Ranger District.
Knoll Lake Improvements, Mogollon Rim Ranger District
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Jerry Gonzales
928-477-2255
jigonzales@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposal to to improve the boat ramp and other facilities.
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T12N, R12E, Sec. 16, NE1/4, Knoll Lake 7.5' Quad. Knoll Lake Reservoir Boat Ramp and Dam, Mogollon Rim Ranger District.
Leonard Point Wildlife Drinkers Repair and Replacement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 08/17/2010  08/2010 Barbara Garcia
928-477-5005
bagarcia@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair and replacement of 5 trick tank drinkers in the Leonard Point area on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District. The five drinkers were built in the 1970s and 1980s. The drinkers are to benefit pronghorn, elk and other wildlife.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33112
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T13N, R12E, Sec. 6; T14N, R12E Secs. 2 & 28; T15N, R12E, Sec. 18; and T16N, R12E, Sec. 27, Gila and Salt River B&M. Leonard Point area of the Mogollon Rim Ranger Distsrict, East Clear Creek Watershed.
Long Valley Experimental Forest Restoration Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Research  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/29/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Polly Haessig
928-477-5007
phaessig@fs.fed.us 
Description: Purposes: to conduct experimental studies to further knowledge and practice of ecological restoration treatments in southwestern ponderosa pine ecosystems; reduce hazardous fuel accumulations; create a demonstration area over about 1,100 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/nepa/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T14N, R9E, Sec. 36; T14N, R10E, Sec. 31, Long Valley Quad, Gila & Salt River B&M. Long Valley Experimental Forest, located on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District, administered by Rocky Mountain Research Station.
Permit Reissuances Mogollon Rim District 2010
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011  01/2011 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reissue expired permits for Coconino Count Sheriff's Office comm site, NAU reserach, Univ of Montana research, Jack Lodge sign, ADOT camp and cinder storage and Collins research permit.
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Various locations on the Mogollon District.
Year-round Recreation Site Access Points, Mogollon Rim Ranger District
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:02/2012  06/2012 Jerry Gonzales
928-477-2255
jigonzales@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposal is to provide new public access and parking areas on major forest travel routes for purposes of accomodating winter recreation and increased year-round recreation.
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Various sites. Mogollon Rim Ranger District.
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Coconino National Forest,   Mormon Lake Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Grapevine Interconnect (Grapevine Canyon Wind Project)
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/23/2010
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately 9 miles of new 345kV electric transmission line connecting a new wind park located on Flying M Ranch private property to the existing Western Area Power Authority (Western) 345kV line. Western will be taking lead on NEPA
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22437
Location: UNIT - Mormon Lake Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T18N, R10E and T18N, R11E. Anderson Mesa. Proposed new utility corridor located along Forest Road 125 from the eastern Forest boundary to the existing 345-kV tranmission line.
Hitchin Post Stables Special-Use Permit Reauthorization
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:05/2011  06/2011 Brian Poturalski
928-527-8264
bpoturalski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorizing special-use permit for horse trail riding and sleigh rides.
Location: UNIT - Mormon Lake Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Southeast of Flagstaff, off of Lake Mary Road (FH3).
Marshall Fuel Reduction and Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/20/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
05/2011 Erin Phelps
928-527-8254
ephelps@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is designed to reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health in the Marshall project area, located on the Peaks/Mormon Lake Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31437
Location: UNIT - Mormon Lake Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - The Marshall project area is located within all or portions of T21N, R8E, Sections 31, 33-36, T20N, R7E, Sections 1, 12, 13, T20N, R8N, Section 1-18, 20-27, 34-35. The Marshall Project area is southeast of Flagstaff Arizona, just north and east of Lake Mary.
Mormon Mountain Buried Utility Replacement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/08/2010  09/2010 Elizabeth Dykstra
928-527-3419
edykstra@fs.fed.us 
Description: To replace buried utility lines that have failed that provide services to the top of Mormon Mountain for communications facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33519
Location: UNIT - Mormon Lake Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Section 1, T18N R8E, G&SRM. Northeast side of Mormon Mountain.
Pinegrove Campground Improvement Project
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/28/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
05/2011 Erin Phelps
928-527-8254
ephelps@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve and expand camping opportunities at Pinegrove Campground and convert existing Kinnikinick Campground to day-use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31545
Location: UNIT - Mormon Lake Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Pine Grove Campground is located off of Lake Mary Road south of Flagstaff, Arizona. Kinnickinick Campground is located off Forest Roads 125 and 82.
Recreational Residences 1-year Permit Reissuance (87 seperate permits)
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/14/2010 
Expected:07/2010
 
07/2010 Christine Paulu
928-527-8264
cpaulu@fs.fed.us 
Description: This includes seperate reissuances of 1-year recreational residence permits for 87 residences near Mormon Lake.
Location: UNIT - Mormon Lake Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. The north and west sides of Mormon Lake.
Unisource Highlands Fire Dept Gas Line
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/19/2010  08/2010 Elizabeth Dykstra
928-527-3419
edykstra@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to extend an existing gas line approximately 175 feet on the west side of Munds Park Road within the Coconino County Road easement. This would provide gas service to the Highlands Fire Department #23.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33055
Location: UNIT - Mormon Lake Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Section 20, T20N, R7E G&SRM. Along Munds Park Road.
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Coconino National Forest,   Peaks 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 Sandvig-Youngs Powerline
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/23/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
07/2011 Elizabeth Dykstra
928-527-3419
edykstra@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by Arizona Public Service to expand existing powerline corridors to allow construction of a new 69kV powerline between the Sandvig and the new Youngs substation east of Flagstaff. Along the existing APS and WAPA line approx 40 feet width.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33058
Location: UNIT - Peaks Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Sec 1, 12,13,24, T21N, R9E and Sec 26,31,32,34,35, T22N, R9E and Sec 1 &3, T21N, R8E. Along existing powerlines in Flagstaff and to the east of Flagstaff.
Hilltop Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  12/2010 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal for road access to private land located within the Peaks Ranger District/Hilltop Partners.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26698
Location: UNIT - Peaks Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T21N, R9E, sec. 15;. Approximately 1 mile southwest of Winona - a portion of Forest Road 745.
Peaks Range Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 08/19/2010  09/2010 Gary Hase
928-635-5623
ghase@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update allotment management plan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=19093
Location: UNIT - Peaks Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. 157,500 acres along east, north, and west sides of the San Francisco Peaks (between Hwy 89 N and Hwy 180).
Saddle Mountain Communication Site
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/17/2010  09/2010 Elizabeth Dykstra
928-527-3419
edykstra@fs.fed.us 
Description: Development of a site plan and approval of new tower and buildings at Saddle Mountain.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32210
Location: UNIT - Peaks Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Saddle Mountain of highway 180.
West Fork Bridge Replacement Project
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/04/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
05/2011 Erin Phelps
928-527-8254
ephelps@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of a structurally deficient bridge on Forest Service Systems Lands while maintaining the natural flow regime and allowing for unhindered aquatic organism passage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30715
Location: UNIT - Peaks Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. West Fork Bridge is located on FSR 231 approximately 18 miles southeast of Flagstaff.
Wing Mountain Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Restoration
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Beale Monday
928-527-8227.
bmonday@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is designed to reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health in the Marshall project area, located on the Peaks Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Peaks Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Portions of T 22 N, R 6 E, 1-4, 7-21, 28-30. Northwest of Flagstaff between Wing Mountain and the Kachina Peaks Wilderness, on both sides of Highway 180.
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Coconino National Forest,   Red Rock Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arizona Water Company Water Storage Tanks
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/16/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
05/2011 Judy Adams
(928) 203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to construct two 1-million gallon water storage facilities in the Chapel/Broken Arrow area of Sedona.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=8778
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. In the Broken Arrow trail/Chapel area adjacent to private property.
Camp Verde ELGA Apache Trail Site
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/16/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
03/2011 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by Camp Verde Unified School District to acquire approximately 20 acres north of their existing high school under the Education Land Grant Act for athletic facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26485
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Section 19, T14N, R5E, G&SRM. North of Apache Trail Camp Verde.
Chavez Ranch Road Improvements
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by private developer in coordination with Yavapai County to improve Chavez Ranch Road from Cathedral Vista Road to private property, including road construction.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T17N, R5E, Sections 23, 24, and 26, G&SRM. Near Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Old Post Trail and north side of Crescent Moon Ranch.
Cornville Non-motorized Trail System
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2011 
Expected:10/2011  01/2012 Robert Heiar
603-447-5448 ex 125
rheiar@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to construct motorized and non-motorized trails connections between Cornville Road and the Verde River and SR89A and Oak Creek in the Cornville area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=15866
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Around Cornville and Bridgeport areas of Yavapai County.
Cornville Road Multi-use Path
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2008 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Jennifer Burns
970-295-6612
jmburns@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal in coordination with Yavapai County to construct a non-motorized, paved accessible trail along Cornville Road from SR89A to Windmill Park in Cornville. This is a Federal Highways Administration Project. The NEPA is being completed by FHA.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=15879
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Area south of Cornville Road from the highway to Oak Creek.
Highway 179 Trails Additions
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 07/01/2010  07/2010 Eric LaPrice
928-203-2914
elaprice@fs.fed.us 
Description: Link Courthouse Butte Vista to Bell Rock Pathway. Provide 2nd link by rehabilitating and reopening section of trail that has been closd for two years; name this the Phone Trail. Connect the Yavapai Vista Parking Area with a scenic observation point.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Off highway 179, between the Village of Oak Creek and Sedona.
Junction Wash Bridge Replacement
CE
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/20/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
05/2011 Eric LaPrice
928-203-2914
elaprice@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace an existing single lane concrete bridge, with a similar 2-lane structure.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31722
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T15N, R6E, Sec. 17. Near the junction of I-17 and Forest Service Road 618.
Oak Creek Water Co Pipeline
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011  01/2011 Elizabeth Dykstra
928-527-3419
edykstra@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reissue a permit for an existing water pipeline and increase right of way width from 10 feet to 20 feet to add an additional pipeline in the Sedona area.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Section 13, T17N, R5E, G&SRM. Airport Mesa area of Sedona.
Red Rock District Permit Reissuances 2010
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/28/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
11/2010 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Several smaller permits including Yavapai County Detention structure, Verde Overlook Road, Blevins/Boardwalk Blvd Rd., Burton Road, Sacred Messa Road, Parker Road, Cable One buried line, SEC Surveys. No changes to terms of permits -reissuance only.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32209
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Various locations on Red Rock District.
Red Rock Outfitter Guide Permits
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/20/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Julie Rowe
928-203-2915
jrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue existing outfitter/guide permits and convert them to priority status
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25783
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. District Wide.
Sedona Trails Study
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
06/2011 Eric LaPrice
928-203-2914
elaprice@fs.fed.us 
Description: Various enhancements to the trail system and several trailheads around Sedona. Includes coordination with the City of Sedona to designate and construct additional system trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=22614
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Soldiers Wash Area, Bell Rock Area, Dry Creek Area.
Tobias/Flynn Road Access
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/09/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
10/2011 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to construct a road from SR179 to private property across Oak Creek from Poco Diablo and Chavez Crossing Group Campground in Sedona. Proposal is the result of litigation requiring the Forest Service to provide an easement.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=15870
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Area near Chavez Crossing Group Campground in Sedona.
Watershed Camp Permit Issuance
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by Visionquest to obtain a permit for the Watershed Camp to operate a youth program typically through contracts with the Dept of Corrections.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25509
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T16N, R8E, Section 30. Off Forest Road 229.
West Fork of Oak Creek Aquatic Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Janie Agyagos
928-203-7507
jagyagos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore a native assemblage of aquatic species in West Fork of Oak Creek. which includes native fish, northern leopard frog, and narrow-headed garter snakes. Construct fish barrier, use pesticide to remove non-native fish, stock with native fish.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27481
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T19N, R6E, Sec's SW 1/4 of NW 1/4. West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon.
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