Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2013 to 06/30/2013
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) :
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)

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 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
12/2013 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 03/2013 
Expected:12/2013
 
06/2014 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. See www.fs.usda.gov/4fri for information.
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. LEGAL - Too extensive to list - see project record. ponderosa pine habitat on the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests.
Rock Pit Development: Coconino and Kaibab National Forests
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/06/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
07/2013 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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/02/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
02/2014 Randall Chavez
928-368-2100
rchavez02@fs.fed.us 
Description: A proposal to exchange 1028 acres Federal Land (Apache-Sitgreaves NFs & Coconino NF) for 1558 acres of non federal lands (Apache-Sitgreaves, Prescott and Coconino NF).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=22287
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District, Alpine Ranger District, Lakeside Ranger District, Black Mesa Ranger District, Mogollon Rim Ranger District, Clifton Ranger District, Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Coconino, Greenlee, Navajo, Yavapai. LEGAL - T6N R29E Sec 34 (2 acres, Alpine RD, Apache-Sitgreaves NF), T15N R6E Sec 32 (8 acres, Redrock RD, Coconino NF), T10N R22E Secs 8, 31, 32 (1018 acres, Lakeside RD, Apache-Sitgreaves NF). Exchange a combined 1558 acres of non-Federal lands within the Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino and Prescott NFs for a combined 1028 acres of Federal lands within the Apache-Sitgreaves and Coconino NFs.
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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
Glen Canyon to Pinnacle Peak Transmission Line Vegetation Management
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 02/26/2013  03/2013 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.
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 05/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
11/2013 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
APS NO1 Youngs to Mormon Lake 69kV Power Line
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:08/2013  04/2014 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to construct approximately 21 miles of new 69kV power line along the Western Area Power 345 kV lines from Youngs Substation south of I-40 to Forest Road 125 to a new substation on federal land south of Mormon Lake.
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T21N, R9E, Section 24 to T18N. R9E, Section 28, G&SRM. Along the 345kV power line and FR 125 south of I40 and east of Lake Mary Road.
Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project
EIS
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. NOI in Federal Register 04/2013 
Expected:06/2014  08/2014 Erin Phelps
928-527-8240
ephelps@fs.fed.us 
Description: Project objectives are to restore and protect important watersheds around Flagstaff by reducing the risk of unnatural, high-severity wildfire and subsequent flooding on steep slopes through a variety of tree thinning methods.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40631
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. North of Flagstaff, AZ in the Dry Lake Hills/Mt Elden area, and south of Flagstaff on Mormon Mountain on the Flagstaff Ranger District.
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 01/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
04/2013 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).
Hunter Access for Aspen Depredation Area
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/30/2013 
Expected:06/2013
 
08/2013 Cary Thompson
928-527-8264
ljschofield@fs.fed.us 
Description: Promote aspen regeneration on and around the San Francisco Peaks, including re-opening 13 miles of existing road beds that are currently closed under the recent 2011 TMR Decision to facilitate wildlife management.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41191
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. The project area is bound by Highway 180 to the West, Pipeline Road to the South, Forest Road 420 to the East and Forest Road 418 to the North.
Logan's Crossing Watchable Wildlife Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Cancelled  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  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 04/2013 
Expected:01/2014  03/2014 Sean Murphy
928-527-8225
smurphy@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.
Pronghorn Fence Modification Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/03/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Cary Thompson
928-527-8237
clthompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would include relocating highway right of way fence across US Highway 180 and US Highway 89 North to promote permeability and movement of pronghorn across the two highways.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41038
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. US Highway 180 and US Highway 89 North.
Schultz Sediment Reduction Additions and Wupatki Trails Drainage Channel
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/26/2013  03/2013 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal from Coconino County to conduct drainage improvements near Wupatki Trails Subdivision north of Flagstaff and some small area additions to the Schultz Sediment Reduction Project.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40943
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T23N, R8E, Sections 28, 29 and 33, G&SRM. Areas near Wupatki Trails Subdivision and west of Hwy 89 north of Flagstaff.
Turkey Butte/Barney Pasture Forest Health Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/11/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Gary Hase
928-635-5623
ghase@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 
Completed  Actual: 02/15/2013  05/2013 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
2013 Mogollon Rim District Permit Reissuances
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/15/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
07/2013 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rim County Rescue building and Arizona Public Service Communication Site facility at 5 Mile Hill.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41043
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. Various locations on the Mogollon Rim District.
Allan Lake Wetland Restoration Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 Jill Oertley
928-477-5006
joertley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would increase the amount and duration of water storage at the historic ephemeral wetland, Allan Lake, by restoring a highly modified and channelized site. Restoration of this wetland would improve habitat for waterfowl and wildlife.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41762
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T. 17 N, R. 9 E., Section 28, NE 1/4, Gila And Salt River Meridian. Visible from Forest Highway 3, Lake Mary Road, south of Mormon Lake and north of the Stoneman Lake Road.
Bill Dick, Foster, and Jones Spring Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/15/2013 
Expected:03/2013
 
09/2013 Jill Oertley
928-477-5006
joertley@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would enhance and restore water availability at three currently developed but marginally functioning springs 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 - Bill Dick: T.16 N, R.9 E., Sec.11, SW. ; Foster: T.16 N., R. 9 E., Sec. 16, SE; and Jones T.16 N, R 9 E, Sec. 22 NW, GSRBM. In the vicinity of Jones Mountain and west of Pratt Park in the Upper Beaver Creek Watershed.
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 
Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 07/2013 
Expected:09/2013  04/2014 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 
Completed  Actual: 02/06/2013  06/2013 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.
Little Bly Pit Rock Crushing Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  09/2013 Mark Hickcox
928-477-5045
mhickcox@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would crush and stock pile limestone rock that has been disposed of at the site for many years. The crushed rock aggregate would be used to improve forest and other roads on the District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41763
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T. 15 N., R. 12 E., Section 19, SE 1/4, SE1/4 Gila and Salt River Meridian. West of State HIghway 87 and south of the Mogollon Trail road.
Mahan-Landmark Forest Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/26/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
09/2014 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).
TDS Blue Ridge Buried Fiber Optic Cable
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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 County Roads 316 & 625. This project is the same as the TDS Telecom Blue Ridge, Arizona Stimulus Project, #38483.
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.
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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
APS Cornville Power Line Rebuild
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/13/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reroute 0.1 mile of powerline adjacent to Sexton Ranch Road near Cornville. Includes relocation of 3 power poles to adajcent to the Sexton Ranch Road and improvements and access on an existing nondesignated trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41011
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Township 15 North, Range 4 East, Section 3, G&SRM. Along Sexton Ranch Road south of Cornville.
APS VR1 Windmill Ranch 69 kV Line
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:01/2014  04/2014 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to construct a 2 mile section of new 69kV aerial power line and platform substation near the Windmill Ranch west of Sedona.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T17N, R4 E, Sections 15 and 22, G7SRM. West of Sedona near Forest Roads 525A and 525C.
Apache Maid Rangeland Management Analysis
EA
- Land management planning
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Camp Verde Park and Sanitary District Roads
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/09/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38767
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 10/2013 
Expected:01/2014
 
03/2014 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 Community Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2013 
Expected:07/2014  09/2014 Jennifer Burns
970-295-6612
jmburns@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a trail on National Forest Lands adjacent to Cornville's existing Windmill Park. This trail would be an extension of the existing trail in Windmill Park.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T15N, R4E, Section 3. Town of Cornville, adjacent to Windmill Park.
Cornville Non-motorized Trail System
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/11/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Sarah Belcher
928-203-7521
sarahbelcher@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 Creek Rangeland Management EA
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/12/2012 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Eric LaPrice
928-203-2914
elaprice@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze potential for renewing grazing permit on Fossil Creek Allotment
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40761
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Approximately 5 miles southeast of Camp Verde. Allotment is roughly bounded on the north by highway 260 and on the east by Fossil Creek.
Honanki Improvements
CE
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/20/2010 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 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. Honanki Cultural Site.
Oak Creek Water Co Pipeline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/05/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33057
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  Completed  Actual: 02/25/2013  05/2013 Jeffrey Gilmore
928-687-1301
jlgilmore@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.
Red Rock RD 2013 Permit Reauthorizations
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2013 
Expected:07/2013  08/2013 Steve Martinet
928-527-3418
smartinet@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reissue approximately 27 permits in various locations that have expired. Uses include private roads, Sterling Springs Fish Hatchery, water weirs, mineral stockpile site, signs and the Chapel of the Holy Cross.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41793
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. Various locations on the Red Rock Ranger District.
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.
Road Maintenance
CE
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 02/08/2013  03/2013 Tony Papa
928-203-7532
tpapa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair, stabilize and continue erosion control on approximately 20 miles of popular 4x4/ATV roads on district
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. 761B, 9524 (Jeep Eater), and 9845, 9845A, 9845H, 9845N (Cliffhanger).
Sedona Marathon Special Use Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2013 
Expected:05/2013  05/2013 Jeffrey Gilmore
928-687-1301
jlgilmore@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit to authorize the Sedona Marathon for the next 5 years. The course for the full and half marathon, as well as the 10K race, is partially located on the Coconino National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41789
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Forest road 525 to 152C, continuing on Boynton Pass Rd.
Sedona Trails - Phase III
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/12/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2013 
Expected:08/2013
 
10/2013 Jennifer Burns
970-295-6612
jmburns@fs.fed.us 
Description: Develop trails in the Elephant Butte and Mescal Tank Areas.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Elephant Butte and Mescal Tank Areas.
Signage Improvements
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 02/08/2013  03/2013 Tony Papa
928-203-7532
tpapa@fs.fed.us 
Description: install three panel Kiosks explaining Off Highway Vehicle rules and regulations, places to ride, Tread Lightly, vicinity information, and fire prevention messages.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Stoneman Lake Overlook, Apache Maid Lookout tower, and the junction of Stoneman Lake Road and FS road 229.
Soldiers Pass Motorized Use
EA
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/28/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2013 
Expected:11/2013
 
01/2014 Eric LaPrice
928-203-2914
elaprice@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.
Stoneman Lake Overlook Site Improvements
CE
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/01/2012 
Expected:05/2013
 
05/2013 Tony Papa
928-203-7532
tpapa@fs.fed.us 
Description: Complete site improvements at Stoneman Lake Overlook which include: increase accessibility of existing toilets, day use sign at the Overlook, picnic tables, Mobilis Grills, and site boundary delineation material.
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Stoneman Lake Overlook.
Tobias/Flynn Road Access
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/15/2011 
Expected:10/2013
 
03/2014 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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/28/2012  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.
Verde Valley Trail Planning
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/16/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2014 
Expected:04/2014
 
06/2014 Sarah Belcher
928-203-7521
sarahbelcher@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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