Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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,  Flagstaff Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coconino National Forest,  Mogollon Rim 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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  08/2012 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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.
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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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
04/2013 Elizabeth Dykstra
928-527-3419
edykstra@fs.fed.us 
Description: Creation of a Comprehensive River Management Plan for Fossil Creek as described in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The project is on both the Coconino National Forest and the Tonto National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27457
Location: UNIT - 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: 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 07/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
04/2013 Paula Cote
928-226-4686
pcote@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implementation of forest restoration activities including thinning of trees, prescribed fire treatments, and watershed and road restoration within 988,764 acres of the Coconino and Kaibab national forests.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/4fri
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger District, Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. ponderosa pine habitat on the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests.
Prescott-Poland-Childs P-25-0 APS 69kV Sub-transmission Line Permit Reissue
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/06/2012  06/2012 Sheila Sandusky
928-214-2455
ssandusky@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Prescott National Forest is proposing to re-issue a 50-year permit for Arizona Public Service to continue operation and maintenance of their 69kV sub-transmission line that runs between Prescott, Poland Junction, and Childs, Arizona.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39419
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District, Cave Creek Ranger District, Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T11N= R6E, S 11,10,9,8,7; R5E, S 12,11,2,3,4,5,6; R4E, S 1,12,11,10,3,4,5,6; & T12N, R4E, S 31; R3E, S 36,35,26,27,28,20; T11.5N, R1E, S24;. The line runs approximately 23 miles between Prescott, Poland Junction, and Childs, Arizona.
Rock Pit Development: Coconino and Kaibab National Forests
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/06/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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).
Show Low South Land Exchange
EIS
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 04/28/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
04/2013 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://www.fs.fed.us/r3/asnf/
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).
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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
Flagstaff to Pinnacle Peak Transmission Line Vegetation Management
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/21/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Continue vegetation management, including tree removal, within a 420-foot corridor for 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Permit Reissuancaes Flagstaff Ranger District 2012 CE
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/29/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reissue expired permits for numerous permits located within the Flagstaff Ranger District and AT&T buried telephone line that is located on the Flagstaff and Red Rock Districts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38764
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Various locations around the Flagstaff Ranger District.
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 11/2012 
Expected:07/2013
 
08/2013 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.usda.gov/detail/coconino/landmanagement/planning/?cid=stelprdb5334655
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Gila, Yavapai. Coconino National Forest.
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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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24903
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff 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 - Red Rock Ranger District, Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Several locations on the Peaks and Red Rock Districts.
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Coconino National Forest,   Flagstaff Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Anderson Mesa Lowell Observatory Permit
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/28/2012  07/2012 Elizabeth Dykstra
928-527-3419
edykstra@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by Lowell Observatory to reissue their existing permit for the Anderson Mesa Observatory sites and Naval Interferometer and to construct 4 additional telescopes along the Interferometer arms.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37222
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Observatory site on Anderson Mesa.
Bar M Snotel Site
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/20/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by NRCS Natural Resource Conservation District to install a new Snotel site near I17 and south of Fox Ranch near an existing climate station.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37230
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - SE1/4 of SW1/4 Section 12 T17N, R7E, G&SRM. Adjacent to I17 south of Fox Ranch Road.
Grapevine Interconnect (Grapevine Canyon Wind Project)
EIS
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 05/22/2012
05/22/2012 
07/2012 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 and State lands 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=22437
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff 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.
Highway 180 Motorized Trails
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Patrick McGervey
928-527-8240
ephelps@fs.fed.us 
Description: The goal of this project is to provide Forest visitors with a sustainable motorized, multi-use trail system along the Hwy 180 corridor that minimizes impacts to natural resources and social concerns/issues.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37330
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T22N., R6E., portions of sec. 4, 5, 8, 9 and T23N., R6E., portions of sec. 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, 32. The Highway 180 corridor, near Forest Road 151 on the east side and Wing Mountain on the west side.
Hitchin Post Stables Special-Use Permit Reauthorization
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/23/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 Rudolph Bowen
928-203-7530
rrbowen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorizing special-use permit for horse trail riding and sleigh rides.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33854
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Southeast of Flagstaff, off of Lake Mary Road (FH3).
Kelly Motorized Trails
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Erin Phelps
928-527-8254
ephelps@fs.fed.us 
Description: The goal of the Kelly Motorized Trails project is to create a resilient motorized trail system for both single-track (motorcycles) and larger off-highway vehicles using a combination of existing non-system trails, roads, and new trail construction.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36911
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Portions of sections within T21N, R7E; T20N, R7E; T19N, R7E; and T19N, R8E. The project area is generally bound on the north by the southern boundary of the Flagstaff Airport, Forest Road 240 on the south, Interstate 17 on the west, and Forest Road 132 on the east.
Logan's Crossing Watchable Wildlife Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Sean Murphy
928-527-8225
smurphy@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35670
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. East Rio de Flag, adjacent to Townsend-Winona Road.
McCormick Pit Native Material Site
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:05/2012  07/2012 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 - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Section 8, T23N, R8E. Along Hwy 89 north of Sunset Crater.
Mt Elden/Dry Lake Hills Recreation Planning Project
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:12/2012  02/2013 Brian Poturalski
928-527-8264
bpoturalski@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will focus on evaluating the current trail system for sustainability and connectivity, existing social trails for potentential inclusion and relocation where necessary/suitable, and current trailheads and associated facilities for improvement
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38239
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Project area encompasses the Mt Elden/Dry Lake Hills area north of Flagstaff, AZ, and includes Forest Roads 420, 556, and 557. The forest boundary marks the southern and eastern edges of the project.
Mt. Elden/Dry Lake Hills Recreation Project
EA
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Brian Poturalski
928-527-8264
bpoturalski@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the project is to provide enhanced recreation opportunities, mitigate impacts to wildlife habitat, archaeological sites, soil & water and address community interests.
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. The project area includes FR 420, FR 556, FR 557 and extends to southern and eastern edges of the forest boundary.
Schultz Sediment Reduction Project
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/15/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 Erin Phelps
928-527-8240
ephelps@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project will analyze the effects of issuing a special use permit for a Coconino County proposal to recontour and stabilize watershed channels within the 2010 Schultz burn area to reduce sediment production.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38137
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T23N, R8E, Sect 29, 30, 32; T22N, R8E, Sect 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 17, 18; and T22N, R7E, Sect. 1,12,13. Additional sections may be added as access roads for proposed activities are identified. Northeast of Flagstaff, west of State Highway 89, east of Waterline Road (FR 146).
Turkey Butte/Barney Pasture Forest Health Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/02/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 Erin Phelps
928-527-8240
ephelps@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is designed to reduce improve forest and watershed health in the Turkey Butte and Barney Pasture area. Project activities would include thinning of small and medium diameter trees and prescribed burning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37244
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Including all or portions of: T19N, R4E, Sec1,2,12,13,24-26,35,36; T19N, R5E, Sec 1-36; T19N, R6E, Sec 19,29-33; T18N, R4E, Sections 1,2,11,12; T18N, R5E, Sec 1,2,4-9,17,18; T18N, R6E, Sec 5-7. West of Highway 89 and East of Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. South of Oak Creek Canyon Natural Research Area, and North of the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness.
Windmill West Range Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Amanda Roesch
928-527-8263
aroesch@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorization of the term grazing permit, which covers grazing on approximately 155,000 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37253
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. South of I-40 West of 89A, East of the Verde River, and North of Cottonwood.
Wing Mountain Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Restoration
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
06/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33853
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff 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,   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
Bill Dick Spring Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012  08/2012 Jill Oertley
928-477-5006
joertley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would enhance and restore water availability at a currently developed but marginally functioning spring to provide water for livestock, bats, amphibians, elk and other wildlife.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38507
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T. 16 N, R. 9 E., Section 11, SW, GSRBM. Southeast of Jones Mountain and west of Pratt Park in the Upper Beaver Creek Watershed.
Blue Ridge Community Fire Risk Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management  Completed  Actual: 06/15/2012  06/2012 Shawn Martin
928-477-5003
samartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Implement fuels reduction treatments in the Blue Ridge/Happy Jack area of Coconino County, AZ about 50 acres of subdivision lots (1-5 acres in size) for the purpose of creating defensible space and improving and protecting forest health.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38296
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T15N, R12E, Secs 21, 27, 35 and 33. T15N, R11E, Secs. 33, 34, 35. T14N, R10E, Sec. 7. Gila and Salt River B&M. Five subdivisions in the Happy Jack Community also known as Blue Ridge.
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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=32457
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Blue Ridge/C.C. Craigin Reservoir in East Clear Creek.
Cinch Hook Rock Pit Use
CE
- Special area management
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
- Facility management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/02/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Mark Hickcox
928-477-5045
mhickcox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project proposal is to develop and use available basalt rock material within the existing pit boundaries for Forest roads and administrative site maintenance and reconstruction. Rock materials may also be used for road maintenance for timber sales.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37971
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T12N, R9E, Section 6, SE 1/4, G&SR B&M. Cinch Hook is located at the junction of state highways 87 and 260,.
Clint's Well Underground Powerline Replacement
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  04/2013 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by Arizona Public Service to relocate a buried powerline inside the Lake Mary Road right of way from Happy Jack Lodge to Hwy 87. This line replaces an existing buried line located parallel to the road beyond the road right of way.
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Along Forest Highway 3 Lake Mary Road from Hwy 87 to Happy Jack Lodge.
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 05/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
10/2012 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Long Valley Experimental Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Research and Development  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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Mahan-Landmark Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:10/2013  03/2014 Shawn Martin
928-477-2255
samartin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction and ecosystem restoration over approximately 42,000 acres east of Lake Mary Road and surrounding Hutch, Mahan, Pine and Landmark Mountains.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37972
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not determined as yet. Within or partly within the Hutch, Mahan, Pine Mountain and Landmark compartments (10Ks).
Mogollon Monster 100 Mile Run
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012  06/2012 Susan Lankford
928-477-5014
slankford@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal consists of a 100 mile trail race through the Coconino National Forest, primarily along the Cabin Loop Trail system as well as portions of the General Crook Trail, Forest Roads 300 & 218 and off of the Mogollon Rim on Tonto NF trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38509
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - see attached map in scoping section on web. General Crook, Fred Haught, Houston Brothers, U-Bar, & Barbershop Trails, FR 300 and FR 218, Tonto NF trails.
TDS Telecom Blue Ridge, Arizona Stimulus Project
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/15/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us 
Description: TDS Telecommunications proposes to upgrade about 7.2 miles of communications lines and related facilities in the Blue Ridge are of Happy Jack, Arizona. Cable and proposed facilities will be placed along existing roads and highways on forest lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38483
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T. 14 N, R. 11 E., Secs. 1-4, 9-10; T. 14 N., R. 12 E, Section 6, GSRBM. Blue Ridge area of Happy Jack, Arizona.
TDS Blue Ridge Buried Fiber Optic Cable
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2012 
Expected:04/2012  05/2012 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to add additional buried fiber optic communication cable adjacent to State Hwy 87 to Clear Creek Pine Units 3-7, along Count Roads 316 and 625 and the Mogollom Rim Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Sec 2,4, 9-11, T14N, R11E and Sec 35, T15N, R11E G&SRM. near Clear Creek Pines Subdivision and highway 87.
Year-round Recreation Site Access Points, Mogollon Rim Ranger District
EA
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34006
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Various sites. Mogollon Rim Ranger District.
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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 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
10/2012 Marc Stavropoulos
928-203-7517
mastavropoulos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze the conditions on the Apache Maid Range Allotment and its potential to continue to support livestock grazing with the principles of Adaptive Management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35392
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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=8778
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. In the Broken Arrow trail/Chapel area adjacent to private property.
Brian Michelson Memorial Run
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/09/2012  04/2012 Jeffrey Gilmore
928-687-1301
jlgilmore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hold a marathon for up to 150 participants on Saturday April 21, 2012. The course would utilize the first 3 miles of Sycamore Canyon (FR 131). Two aid stations and two traffic control signs would be in place on the day of the marathon.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Sycamore Canyon.
Camp Verde Park and Sanitary District Roads
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  09/2012 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by the Town of Camp Verde to widen and improve the access road into the Sanitary District and to construct an access road into the community park property.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Section 4, Township 13 North, Range $5East G&SRM. Adjacent to existing Sanitary District access road, east side of Camp Verde and near the Verde Ranger Station.
Cave Springs Bank Stabilization
CE
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/20/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
04/2013 Amina Sena
928-203-2907
asena@fs.fed.us 
Description: Stabilize banks of Oak Creek along Cave Springs campground. Would involve stabilizing a collapsing bank and possibly restoring a more natural central channel to the creek by filling in two constricted side channels and opening the middle.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Oak Creek, along the Cave Springs Campground, off Highway 89.
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/11/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
03/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.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.
Fossil Fish Barrier Repairs
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Cecelia Overby
928-527-3460
coverby@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repairs to the concrete abutment of the Fossil Creek Fish Barrier
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38603
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Fossil Creek Fish Barrier in Mazatzal Wilderness.
Greasy Spoon Road Maintenance
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
06/2013 Julie Rowe
907-228-4111
jrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Perform maintenance and repair to existing water control features and installation of new ones to address watershed and erosion issues on Greasy Spoon Road (FR152A). Work will occur within the road prism or immediately outside it.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T17N, T18N, R4E, R5E, Sections 1,2,6,7. FR 152A (Greasy Spoon).
Honanki Improvements
CE
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 Angela Abel
928-203-7535
aaabel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Redesign entrance to Honanki cultural resource site.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T18N, R4E, Section 15. Hananki Cultural Site.
M-Diamond Trail Route Addition
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Julie Rowe
907-228-4111
jrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approval of new route for outfitter/guide equestrian use by M-Diamond Ranch
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T14N, R6E, Sections 10 and 15. East of FR 618, where M-Diamond private property is located. Route is located east of the private parcel and extends SW to FR 9201F.
Oak Creek Water Co Pipeline
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 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 Metaphysical Activities
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/05/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
07/2012 Julie Rowe
907-228-4111
jrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of five new outfitter/guide permits for metaphysical activities on the Red Rock Ranger District. Permits would be issued for an initial term of two years, with the option to extend for another eight years upon successful performce ratings.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Various designated trails and hardened (slick rock) sites across the Red Rock Ranger District. Most use occurs within the Amendment 12 area. Maps available upon request.
Page Springs Road Association Access
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/10/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by an association to construct and improve road 09825 for access into private property. Located in Oak Creek off the Willow Point Road. Two spur roads no longer in use and not designated for public use would be blocked or obliterated.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36539
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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Angela Abel
928-203-7535
aaabel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a viewing platform at Palatki and trim some vegetation on the site.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T18N, R4E, Section 26. Palatiki Cultural Site.
Pronghorn Habitat Improvements
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
10/2013 Janie Agyagos
928-203-7507
jagyagos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Improve habitat for pronghorn
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Red Rock Ranger District.
Red Rock Trails Additions Phase II
CE
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 Jennifer Burns
970-295-6612
jmburns@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate area around Sedona for new trail opportuities. Trails being considered include: Airport Connect, Hi Line. Lower and Upper Bones, Chuckwagon, Rust Bucket, and Turkey Creek Loop.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Around the City of Sedona.
Reissuance of Outfitter/Guide Use in Broken Arrow
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Julie Rowe
907-228-4111
jrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of Pink Jeep Tours' existing outfitter/guide use on Broken Arrow Road. Conversion of three existing Pink Jeep outfitter/guide permits into one permit (administrative change only; no change to use levels).
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T17N, R5E, R6E, Sections 19, 20, 29. Broken Arrow Road.
Road Closures for Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Species
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  On Hold  N/A  N/A Janie Agyagos
928-203-7507
jagyagos@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluate areas for specific road closures to protect TE&S individuals and habitat.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Red Rock Ranger District.
Soldiers Pass Motorized Use
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:03/2013  01/2014 Julie Rowe
907-228-4111
jrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of motorized use on Soldiers Pass Road and how to bring it into compliance with Forest Plan direction for social encounter levels. Use currently exceeds capacity.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T18N, R5E, Sections 1 and 36. Soldiers Pass Road.
Tobias/Flynn Road Access
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/15/2011 
Expected:09/2012
 
01/2013 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/nepa_project_exp.php?project=15870
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Area near Chavez Crossing Group Campground in Sedona.
Trail Bound Trips
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
10/2013 Jeffrey Gilmore
928-687-1301
jlgilmore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Two consecutive trips with 2 leaders and 10 participants for each trip. For the hiking, the group would be split into two groups of 6 with each group hiking a different path.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Various trails around the Sedona Area.
V-V Viewing Platform
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/20/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
12/2012 Angela Abel
928-203-7535
aaabel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair/modify the viewing platform at V-V to make it level.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T15N, R6E, Sec. 28. V-V Heritage Site.
Verde Valley Trail Planning
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:04/2014  04/2014 Jody Nickerson
928-203-2925
jnickerson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Establish a system of motorized and non-motorized use trails in the area around Rim Rock, Montezuma and McGuireville to provide a system of sustainable trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37126
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Around the communities of Rim Rock, Montezuma and McGuireville.
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