Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
Coronado 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, Coronado National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coronado National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coronado National Forest,  Douglas Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coronado National Forest,  Nogales Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coronado National Forest,  Safford Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coronado National Forest,  Santa Catalina Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coronado National Forest,  Sierra Vista 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 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
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  12/2011 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.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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
CAMP TATIYEE LAND EXCHANGE - 0100
EIS
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/25/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2012 
Expected:03/2013
 
06/2013 Randall Chavez
928-368-2100
rchavez02@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exchange of private parcels in the A-S, Coronado, Prescott, & Tonto NFs for Federal lands in Pinetop-Lakeside (T9N, R22E). Would provide land for children's camps currently under spec. use permit & result in consolid. of isolated parcels on Forests.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=5004
Location: UNIT - Bradshaw Ranger District, Lakeside Ranger District, Mesa Ranger District, Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Navajo. LEGAL - T9N, R22E, sec.16, G&SRBM. Along State Highway SR260 within existing Pinetop-Lakeside town limits.
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Coronado 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
Revision of Coronado National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
EIS
- Land management planning  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 01/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
03/2013 Jennifer Ruyle
520-388-8351
jruyle@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Plan became effective in 1986 and has been since amended. The Forest proposes to revise the plan to reflect changes in management and planning since the plan's first publication.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31147
Location: UNIT - Coronado National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona, New Mexico. COUNTY - Cochise, Graham, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Hidalgo. Coronado National Forest.
Special-Use Permit for Archaeological Research, ACS Ltd.
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 03/14/2012  04/2012 Janet Witt
520-803-2803
jwitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to Archaeological Consulting Service (ACS) Ltd., authorizing archaeological research on all five districts of the Coronado National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37998
Location: UNIT - Coronado National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Graham, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Multiple locations.
Special-Use Permit for Archaeological Research, AZTEC Engineering, Inc.
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/29/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Janet Witt
520-803-2803
jwitt@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a 5-year special-use permit to AZTEC Engineering, Inc, authorizing archaeological research on all five districts of the Coronado National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37997
Location: UNIT - Coronado National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Graham, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Multiple locations.
Special-Use Permit for Archaeological Research, Westland Resources
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  06/2012 James Sutton
520-749-7725
jsutton@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to Westland Resources authorizing archaeological research on all 5 districts for a term of 5 years.
Location: UNIT - Coronado National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Graham, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Multiple locations.
Special-use Permit for Bat Research, Dr. D.C. Buecher
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/26/2011 
Expected:04/2012
 
05/2012 Duane Bennett
520-803-2838
dabennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to Dr. Beucher authorizing bat research on all Districts.
Location: UNIT - Coronado National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Graham, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Multiple locations. All five districts of the Coronado National Forest.
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Coronado National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Special-Use Permit Authorizing Rock Climbing, Pangea Mountain Guides
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/06/2012  02/2012 Duane Bennett
520-803-2838
dabennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit authorizing outfitter/guide rock climbing activities on the Douglas and Santa Catalina Ranger Districts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37892
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District, Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Pima. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Multiple locations.
Special-Use Permit, Department of Homeland Security Towers
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Duane Bennett
520-803-2838
dabennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a special-use permit for installation of surveillance towers on the Forest for Border Patrol use.
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District, Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Nogales and Sierra Vista Ranger Districts, remote locations.
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Coronado National Forest,   Douglas Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Changes to Douglas Ranger District Motorized Travel System
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/13/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 Ruben Morales
520-364-6813
rmorales@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes changes to the motorized travel system to meet newly identified Forest administrative and user needs and to protect ecological and cultural resource from future damage and/or degradation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36555
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona, New Mexico. COUNTY - Cochise, Hidalgo. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Douglas Ranger District.
Landscape Scale Vegetation Management in Chiricahua, Dragoon, and Dos Cabezas Mtns (FireScape)
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/17/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 William Edwards
520-364-6811
waedwards@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to manage vegetation in the Chiricahua, Dragoon and Dos Cabezas Mountains to promote a healthy ecosystem.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34529
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona, New Mexico. COUNTY - Cochise, Hidalgo. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Chiricahua, Dragoon and Dos Cabezas Mountains.
Road Construction, Access to John Long Canyon
EA
- Road management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Walter Keyes
520-388-8416
wkeyes@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest proposes to construct a road that would connect NFSR 4251 with NFSR 360 (approx 0.9 miles) to circumvent private land and to decommission the existing road between the new alignment and the private land (approx 0.5 miles).
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - T19S, R29E, Sec 18. Western side of Chiricahua Mountains in John Long Canyon south of private land.
Rustler Park Burned Area Tree Removal
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/26/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
10/2012 Matthew Littrell
928-348-1960
mlittrell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to remove trees damaged by the fires in the summer of 2011.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37180
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Sec 33, T17 S, R 30 E, and Sec 4 T 18 S, R 30 E. Rustler Park.
Special-Use Permit for Communication Site Lease, Qwest Communications
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/22/2012  05/2012 James Sutton
520-749-7725
jsutton@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to Qwest to operate and maintain a communication site on the Douglas Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37700
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Section 28, Township 20 South, Range 14 East. Douglas Ranger District.
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Coronado National Forest,   Nogales Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Changes to Nogales Ranger District Motorized Travel System
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/13/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 Sean Lockwood
520-761-6014
seanlockwood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest proposes to add, decommission, close and change designation of roads in National Forest System database and prohibit off-road motorized travel for dispersed camping in certain areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29223
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - many locations. Nogales Ranger District.
Grazing Permit Reauthorization, Gardner Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/29/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
04/2013 Sean Lockwood
520-761-6014
seanlockwood@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest proposes to reauthorize the grazing permit for the Gardner Allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26796
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Gardner (T20S, R16E). Gardner Canyon area on the west side of the Santa Rita Mountains, 5 miles NW of Sonoita.
Grazing Permit Reauthorization, Lake Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/03/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Sean Lockwood
520-761-6014
seanlockwood@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to reauthorize the grazing permit for the Lake Allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26496
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18;T22S, R11E. Grazing allotment near Arivaca Lake.
Hog and Gardner Canyons, Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:08/2012  10/2012 Shane Lyman
520-281-2296
slyman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The District proposes to remove hazardous fuels over 2500 acres in Hog and Gardner Canyons on the Nogales Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38086
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sec 1, 12, 13 T 20 S R 15 E. Hog Canyon and Gardner Canyon.
Madera Canyon Nature Trail Resurfacing (Proctor and Whitehouse Loops)
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 03/08/2012  02/2012 Larry Pratt
520-749-7710
lpratt@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to resurface the Proctor and Whitehouse loops of the Madera Canyon Nature Trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37030
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sec 35, T 19 S, R 14 E. Madera Canyon Nature Trail.
Plan of Operation, Hellix Ventures, Margarita Tank Minerals Exploration
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 10/28/2011  02/2012 Richard Ahern
520-388-8327
rahern@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to approve a Plan of Operations for short-term exploratory drilling to determine the presence of mineralization. If approved, the proponent would be authorized to drill up to 12 exploratory holes to depths of up to 100 feet.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35266
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sec 6 and 7, Township 23 S, Range 11 E. Oro Blanco Mining District, 20 miles west of Nogales, 11 miles southeast of Arivaca.
Plan of Operation, Minerals Exploration, Quartz Dreams
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/06/2010 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Karl Sandwell-Weiss
520-388-8348
ksandwellweiss@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to approve a plan of operation for short-term minerals exploration.
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Sec 23, T 19 S, R 15 E. Northwest of Sonoita, AZ.
Rosemont Copper Project
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/21/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
12/2012 Jim Upchurch
520-388-8300
comments_southwestern_coronado@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to approve an open-pit copper mine operation on private land with processing and other facilities on National Forest. Actual decision and implementation dates will depend on the nature and number of comments received on the DEIS.
Web Link:  http://www.rosemonteis.us/
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - in Townships 18 and 19, Ranges 15 and 16, Gila/Salt River Meridian. Santa Rita Mountains, 30 miles southeast of Tucson, AZ.
Special-Use Permit for Communication Site Lease, Qwest Communications
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2012  02/2012 James Sutton
520-749-7725
jsutton@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to Qwest Communications to operate and maintain communication site on the Nogales Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37702
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pinal. LEGAL - Section 14, Township 20 South, Range 14 East. Nogales Ranger District.
Special-Use Permit for Geotechnical Testing, Installation and Operation of DHS Equipment
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 01/27/2012  02/2012 Duane Bennett
520-803-2838
dabennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to the Department of Homeland Security to install, test and operate remote video surveillance equipment
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38160
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Multiple locations.
Tres Bellotas Small Tracts Act Case #2002
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Duane Bennett
520-803-2838
dabennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest proposes to sell 9.6 acres of encumbered National Forest System lands to private landowner.
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sections 7 & 18, T23S, R10E, Gila and Salt River Meridian. Tres Belotas Ranch, Nogales Ranger District.
Water System Improvements, Marstellar Allotment
CE
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:08/2012  11/2012 Sean Lockwood
520-761-6014
seanlockwood@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to replace 4 miles of pipeline and add 2 storage tanks and several troughs on the H6, Sausito, Heifer and Caralampio pastures of the Marstellar allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37156
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sec 24 and 25 , T23S, R12E; and Sec19 and 30, T23S R13E. Marstellar Allotment:H6, Sausito, Heifer and Caralampio pastures.
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Coronado National Forest,   Safford Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bark Beetle Removal in the Pinaleno Mountains
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 02/21/2012  03/2012 Matthew Littrell
928-348-1960
mlittrell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to authorize crews to remove trees infected with bark beetles from multiple location on the Safford Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37540
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Multiple locaitons. Multiple locations.
Changes to Safford Ranger District Motorized Travel System
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/18/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
09/2012 Kent Ellett
928-687-1301
kellett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes changes to the motorized travel system to meet newly identified Forest administrative and user needs and to protect areas of documented ecological and cultural resource impacts from future damage and/or degradation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36561
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Multiple locations.
Special-Use Permit, University of AZ, Mt. Graham International Observatory
EIS
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Duane Bennett
520-803-2838
dabennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest proposes to issue a new special-use permit to the University of Arizona for operation of Mt Graham International Observatory.
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Township 8 South Range 24 East. Mt. Graham International Observatory.
Special-Use Permits, Safford Recreation Residences
EIS
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Duane Bennett
520-803-2838
dabennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: New permits for occupancy of recreation residences at Old Columbine and Turkey Flat tracts are proposed to be issued for a 20-year term,
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=10919
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Many Locations. Safford Ranger District.
Sunset Allotment Habitat Improvement
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 01/23/2012  08/2012 Chuck Duncan
928-428-4150
cduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to install approximately 2.5 miles of water pipeline to provide water to livestock and wildlife on the Sunset Grazing Allotment on the Safford Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38092
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. Sec 5, 6, 8, T 10 S, R 21 E.
Vegetation Management in the Galiuro Mountains (FireScape)
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/29/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
11/2012 Anne Casey
928-348-1962
acasey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Thinning and prescribed burning are proposed over a landscape to improve wildlife habitat and reduce fuels.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26131
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Various locations. Gailuro Mountains.
Wildlife and Livestock Drinkers, Oak Creek
EA
- Facility management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/18/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Chuck Duncan
928-428-4150
cduncan@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would improve drinkers in the Oak Creek area of the Safford District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36035
Location: UNIT - Safford Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Graham. LEGAL - Sec 29, 30, 32, Township 10 South, Range 21 East. Oak Creek Area of Safford Ranger District.
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Coronado National Forest,   Santa Catalina Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Changes to Santa Catalina Ranger District Motorized Travel System
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/23/2010 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 Josh Taiz
520-749-7700
jtaiz@fs.fed.us 
Description: Changes to road designations on existing motorized travel system, which may include additions to the National Forest System road database, decommissioning, change of maintenance level, and other actions to meet administrative and user needs.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=29215
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima, Pinal. LEGAL - Multiple Locations. Santa Catalina Ranger District.
Improvements to Marshall Gulch Picnic Area and Trailhead
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/19/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
08/2012 Larry Pratt
520-749-7710
lpratt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of restrooms, installation of pedestrian bridge over stream, and improvements to parking areas.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31879
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Sec 31, T 11 S, R 16 E. Marshall Gulch Picnic Area and Trailhead.
Landscape Scale Vegetation Management in Catalina-Rincon Mountains (FireScape)
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/25/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
01/2013 Stephanie Rayburn
520-749-7717
sarayburn@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest proposes mechanical and prescribed fire treatments on about 220,000 acres of Forest and adjacent Federal, state and private lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27526
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Pima, Pinal. LEGAL - Multiple Locations. Santa Catalina and Rincon Mtns.
Special-Use Permit for Communication Site Lease, Qwest Communications
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/06/2012  03/2012 James Sutton
520-749-7725
jsutton@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to Qwest Communications to operate and maintain a communication site on the Santa Catalina Ranger District
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37699
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Section 35, Township 11 South, Range 15 East. Mt. Lemmon GATR site.
Special-use Permit for Archaeological Research, Antigua Archaeology
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 02/23/2012  02/2012 James Sutton
520-749-7725
jsutton@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to Antigua Archaeology for a term of 5 years.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37698
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Multiple locations.
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Coronado National Forest,   Sierra Vista Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Changes to Sierra Vista Ranger District Motorized Travel System
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/30/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
02/2013 Peg Wilson
520-803-2802
pegwilson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes changes to the motorized travel system to meet newly identified Forest administrative and user needs and to protect areas of documented ecological and cultural resource impacts from future damage and/or degradation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36560
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Sierra Vista Ranger District.
Grazing Permit Amendment, Papago Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A James Heitholt
520-803-2830
jheitholt@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to authorize a change in the number of livestock authorized on the Papago allotment.
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Sec 34, T 21 S, R18 E. 10 miles southeast of Sonoita, Arizona.
Grazing Permit Reauthorization, Redrock Pasture-Kunde Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A James Heitholt
520-803-2830
jheitholt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to reauthorize grazing permit for the Redrock Pasture on the Kunde Allotment.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28820
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sec. 11, 12, and 13,T22S R16E; Sec. 7 and 18,T22S R17E. Redrock Pasture, Kunde Allotment.
Invasive Vegetation Mgt at Carr Barn Admin Site Using Mechanical and Chemical Treatments
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  On Hold  N/A  N/A Sharon Biedenbender
520-761-6000
sbiedenbender@fs.fed.us 
Description: Forest proposes to use hand tools, chainsaws, Remedy EC and Tahoe 4E to remove excessive overgrowth of mesquite and mimosa at the Carr Barn Administration Site.
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Section 7, Township 23 South, Range 21 East. Carr Barn Administrative Site.
Plan of Operation, Mineral Exploration, OZ Exploration Pty. Ltd.
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/18/2011 
Expected:05/2012
 
06/2012 Richard Ahern
520-388-8327
rahern@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest has received a request to approve a Plan of Operations submitted by OZ Exploration Pty. Ltd. to conduct exploratory drilling.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36032
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sections18, 29 and 30, Township 23 South, Range 16 East. The Paymaster and Guajolote Flat areas of the Patagonia Mountains.
Plan of Operation, Placer Mine, Dice #8
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Karl Sandwell-Weiss
520-388-8348
ksandwellweiss@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to approve a plan of operation for a placer exploration.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36963
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sec 18, T 24 S, R 17 E. Approximately 2 miles southeast of Washington-Duquesne, Arizona.
Plan of Operation, Sunnyside Exploratory Drilling, Humboldt Canyon
CE
- Minerals and Geology  On Hold  N/A  N/A Richard Ahern
520-388-8327
rahern@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to approve a Plan of Operations that would authorize the proponent to drill 5 exploratory holes to obtain evidence of mineralization.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36219
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sec. 5 and 6, T. 23 S., R. 16 E. 6 miles due south of Patagonia in Humboldt Canyon.
Recreation Enhancements in Lower Miller Canyon
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:08/2012  10/2012 Peg Wilson
520-803-2802
pegwilson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to restore and delineate Lower Miller Canyon Trailhead and create semi-developed campsites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38210
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Sec 18, T 22 S, R 21 E. Lower Miller Canyon.
Recreation Enhancements, Sycamore Canyon
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2012 
Expected:07/2012  08/2012 Peg Wilson
520-803-2802
pegwilson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to restore and delineate off-highway vehicle parking areas and create semi-developed camping sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38209
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Sec 1 and 3, T 24 S, R 15 E. Sycamore Canyon, on the West side of the Patagonia Mountains.
Sawmill Spring Wildlife Drinker
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/01/2011 
Expected:02/2012
 
04/2012 Glenn Frederick
520-803-2827
gfrederick@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to install a trough to collect overflow water from Sawmill Spring for wildlife use..
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Sec 22, T 23 S R 20 E. Sawmill Spring near Reef Township Campground.
Special-use Authorization, Repairs to Gardner Spring Water System, Miller Canyon, Tombstone Water Co
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 12/22/2011  01/2012 Duane Bennett
520-803-2838
dabennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: Tombstone Water Company has requested authorization, under its current special-use permit, to repair infrastructure related to the Gardner Spring supply and conveyance. The project is located in Miller Canyon on the Sierra Vista Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38027
Location: UNIT - Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Sec 23 and 26, Township 23 South, Range 20 East. Gardner Spring area, Miller Canyon near Tombstone, Arizona.
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