Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 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.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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 05/2011 
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
Exploratory Core Drilling - Coconino and Kaibab Material Site Investigations
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/05/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drilling of 6-8 inch diameter holes at 5 locations to determine the geologic make-up of the site for potential use as a rock pit. Includes using a truck-mounted auger to drill one or possibly two holes per location, then backfilling the excavation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35646
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger District, Peaks Ranger District, Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. See map of 5 drilling locations.
Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
04/2013 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://redrockcountry.org/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.
Four Forest Restoration Initiative EIS: South Kaibab and Coconino
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 01/25/2011
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Paula Cote
928-226-4686
pcote@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implementation of forest restoration activities including thinning of trees and prescribed fire treatments within 724,000 acres on the Kaibab and Coconino national forests.
Web Link:  http://fs.usda.gov/goto/kaibab/4fri
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger District, Peaks Ranger District, Mormon Lake Ranger District, Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. All ponderosa pine habitat on the South Kaibab and Coconino National Forests.
Rock Pit Development: Coconino and Kaibab National Forests
EA
- Road management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:12/2011  05/2012 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Development of up to 39 rock pits affecting a total of 434 acres on the Coconino and Kaibab national forests to provide materials for surfacing roads to maintain safe and sustainable road conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34858
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger District, Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. locations throughout the Coconino and Kaibab national forests (see map).
Verde River APS P-31 Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/02/2011  04/2011 Sheila Sandusky
928-567-1120
ssandusky@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a 50-year special use permit to Arizona Public Service to operate and maintain a 69kV powerline along sections of the Coconino, Prescott, and Tonto National Forests. Thel ine has been in operation since 1918.
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District, Cave Creek Ranger District, Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Maricopa, Yavapai. LEGAL - T11N, R6E, Sects 2,3,4,11; T12N, R6E, Sects 19,29,30,32,33; T12N, R5E, Sects 2,3,11,12,13,24; T12.5N, R5E, Sect 34; T13N, R5E, Sects 7,18,19,20,28,29,33,34; T13N, R4E Sects 1,2,12; T14N, R4E, Sects 4. The powerline runs along the Verde River through portions of the Coconino, Prescott, and Tonto National Forests.
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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 07/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
12/2011 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Make changes to the designated system of roads, trails, and areas for motorized use on the Coconino National Forest. Changes include restrictions to off-road motor vehicle use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/tmr.shtml
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Gila, Yavapai. Coconino National Forest.
Flagstaff to Pinnacle Peak Transmission Line Vegetation Management
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/08/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
02/2012 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Expand vegetation management, including tree removal, for a distance up to 150-feet on either side of the existing 345kV line traversing the Coconino National Forest. Purpose is to increase transmission line reliability per the 2005 Energy Policy Act
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35015
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Transmission line running from Fossil Creek north by Winona and to the north boudary of 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 01/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
11/2012 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:09/2011
 
09/2011 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
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
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
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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
C.C. Cragin (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 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
02/2012 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.
Improvements at Blue Ridge (C. C. Cragin) Reservoir
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Jerry Gonzales
928-477-2255
jigonzales@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal is to upgrade boat ramp surfacing, stabilize rock slopes, install guardrails, improve surface drainage on the ramp and install a new floating boat dock at Blue Ridge Reservoir.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34005
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.
Long Valley Experimental Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Research  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa/project_content.php?project=33113
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/13/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33060
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
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:03/2012  06/2012 Jerry Gonzales
928-477-2255
jigonzales@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposal is to provide new public access and parking areas with various levels of amenities on major forest travel routes for purposes of accomodating winter recreation and increased year-round recreation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34006
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Various sites. Mogollon Rim Ranger District.
Yellow Jacket Rock Pit #2 Use 2011
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:07/2011  08/2011 Polly Haessig
928-477-5007
phaessig@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use of the existing pile of cinders and clay fill at Yellow Jacket Pit #2. Materials that are available are in two stockpiles and have an estimated volume of 1,000 cubic yards. No further development of the pit will occur.
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T16N, R9E, Section 29, NW, GSR Meridian. Yellow Jacket Pit #2 located at the Lowell Observatory, Discovery Channel Telescope, 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 08/2011 
Expected:08/2011
 
10/2011 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
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 Rudolph Bowen
928-203-7530
rrbowen@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).
TDS Mormon Lake Buried Line
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by TDS to obtain a permit to construct a buried communications line along Mormon Lake Road, FR90.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34829
Location: UNIT - Mormon Lake Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Sections 6, 7, 18, 19,29, and 30, T18N, R9E. North and west edge of FR90 within the Coconino County road right of way.
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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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/18/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
12/2011 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.
Cinder Lake Area Berms and Flood Control Facilities
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/29/2011  06/2011 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposals from the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County to each construct 2 additional berms to mitigate flooding concerns around Cinder Lake landfill and other areas related to the Schultz Fire. Permits would be issued for these structures.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36538
Location: UNIT - Peaks Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Sec. 2, 10, 11, T22N, R8E, G&SRM. Areas west of the Cinder Lake Landfill, Flagstaff, AZ.
Cinder Lake Monitoring Wells/Bore Holes
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2011  06/2011 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by the City of Flagstaff to construct and operate monitoring wells and bore holes to gather data around the Cinder Lake area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36160
Location: UNIT - Peaks Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - SEctions 2, 10 and 11, T22N, R8E G&SRM. Around the Cinder Lake Landfill site, near the City of Flagstaff.
Coconino County Additional Monitoring Wells
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/07/2011  03/2011 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to construct 2 additional water monitoring wells in the Cinder Lake area near Flagstaff
Location: UNIT - Peaks Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Section 2, T22N, R8E, G&SRM. Cinder Lake area near Flagstaff.
Inner Basin Water Pipeline Reconstruction
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruction of the City of Flagstaff drinking water pipeline and the pipeline road (FR 146), at sites where it was washed out after the Schultz Fire. Some of the pipeline may be relocated to the Schultz Pass Rd (FR420) to avoid Wilderness.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35671
Location: UNIT - Peaks Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Intersection of Forest Road 146 and Forest Road 420. From Schultz Pass trailhead north to Windy Point on FR146.
Logan's Crossing Watchable Wildlife Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  09/2011 Cecelia Overby
928-527-3460
coverby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project to develop parking and a walking trail to enhance bird watching and recreation opportunities along the Rio de Flag. Also includes installation of some interpretive signs.
Location: UNIT - Peaks Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. East Rio de Flag, adjacent to Townsend-Winona Road.
McCormick Cell Tower Power Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  10/2011 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Amend existing special use permit to Arizona Power Supply (APS) to install and operate a 4,356-foot 12kV powerline and 20-foot wide ROW parallel to forest road 742 to provide power to the McCormick Cell tower on private land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=36075
Location: UNIT - Peaks Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. parallel to forest road 742.
McCormick Pit Native Material Site
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:08/2011  09/2011 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by Coconino County obtain a permit to continue disposing of native dirt and rock flood debris in the McCormick Pit.
Location: UNIT - Peaks Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Section 8, T23N, R8E. Along Hwy 89 north of Sunset Crater.
Wing Mountain Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Beale Monday
928-527-8227
bmonday@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is designed to reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health in the Wing Mountain area. Project activities will include thinning of small and medium diameter trees and prescribed fire treatments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33853
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
Apache Maid Rangeland Management Analysis
EA
- Land management planning
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
04/2012 Eric LaPrice
928-203-2914
elaprice@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze the conditions on the Apache Maid Range Allotment and its potential to continue to support livestock grazing
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Red Rock Ranger District.
Arizona Water Company Water Storage Tanks
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/14/2010 
Expected:01/2012
 
06/2012 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.
Blue Grade Storage Area Amendment
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/11/2011  03/2011 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to revise the boundary of ADOT's material storage area at the Blue Grade Pit
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Section 35, T16N R6E G&SRM. Along FR 689, Blue Grade Pit.
Camp Verde ELGA Apache Trail Site
EA
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/16/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 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
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:09/2012  11/2012 Kevin Lehto
928-203-7526
kblehto@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to construct 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. LEGAL - T15N, R4E, Sec 1, 5, 7, 8, 9. Around Cornville and Bridgeport areas of Yavapai County.
Cornville Road Multi-Use Path
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/26/2008 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Eric LaPrice
928-203-2914
elaprice@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.
Fossil Creek Interim Measures
CE
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 04/01/2011  05/2011 Eric LaPrice
928-203-2914
elaprice@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration and stabilization measures needed in the Fossil Creek area to reduce erosion and sedimentation, increase ground cover, and provide for visitor safety.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Fossil Creek Corridor.
Highway 179 Scenic Byway Enhancements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 06/24/2011  07/2011 Sarah Belcher
928-203-7521
sarahbelcher@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project involves: placing of various scenic byway signs along highway 179 and enhancements at trailheads. Enhancements include kiosks, benches and lookout/photography points.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Along Highway 179 between Sedona and I-17.
Oak Creek Water Co Pipeline
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2011 
Expected:12/2011  03/2012 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.
Outfitter/Guide Permits for Mountain Biking
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/31/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Julie Rowe
907-228-4111
jrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of 5 proposals for mountain bike outfitting and guiding. Three are new permits that will be valid for 2 years. Two are existing permits which will be extended 10 years.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Red Rock District.
Page Springs Road Association Road
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011  10/2011 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by an association to construct and improve a road near Oak Creek off the Willow Point Road for access into private property.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Section 26, T16N, R4 E, G&SRM. Access road off Willow Point Road, near FR 9825 near Cornville.
Palatki Site Improvements
CE
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/20/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 Angela Abel
928-203-7535
aaabel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct improvements at the Palatki interpretive site including repair and maintenance of trails, construction of some new trails, trimming of vegetation, and the construction of a viewing platform.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T18N, R4E, Section 26. Palatiki Cultural Site.
Palatki Stairs
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 06/21/2011  07/2011 Angela Abel
928-203-7535
aaabel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remove three sets of makeshift cinder block steps and replace with two sets of designed steps made out of native material.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Palatiki Cultural Site.
Sedona Trails Study
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2010 
Expected:07/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Soldier's Wash Trail System Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2011 
Expected:09/2011  12/2011 Jennifer Burns
970-295-6612
jmburns@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establish a non-motorized trail system in the Soldier's Wash area and and assess needs for watershed restoration projects.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Soldier's Wash area in West Sedona.
Tobias/Flynn Road Access
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/09/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
05/2012 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 - Yavapai. Area near Chavez Crossing Group Campground in Sedona.
West Fork of Oak Creek Aquatic Restoration
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Cancelled  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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