Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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 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
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 Wildlife Research (Wild Cats), University of Arizona
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/18/2012  07/2012 Duane Bennett
520-803-2838
dabennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to the University of AZ, authorizing wildlife research on the Douglas, Nogales and Sierra Vista Ranger Districts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39158
Location: UNIT - Coronado National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Pima, 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Duane Bennett
520-803-2838
dabennett@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
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/14/2012  09/2012 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38325
Location: UNIT - Coronado National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Graham, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Multiple locations.
Special-Use Permit to Susan Wethington for Hummingbird Research
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/13/2012  07/2012 Duane Bennett
520-803-2838
dabennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to Susan Wethington authorizing hummingbird research on all districts of the Coronado National Foest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39157
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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 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
Outfitter/Guide Special Use Permit, Arizona Horseback Experience
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/18/2012  07/2012 Duane Bennett
520-803-2838
dabennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to Arizona Horseback Experience.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39608
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District, Sierra Vista Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Pima. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Multiple locations.
Special-Use Permit, Pangaea Mountain Guides
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/18/2012  07/2012 James Sutton
520-749-7725
jsutton@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit authorizing outfitting and guiding activities to Pangaea Mountain Guides. Actvities would be authorized on the Douglas and Santa Catalina Ranger Districts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39156
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District, Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Pima, Pinal. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Multiple 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.
Cloverdale Cienega Wildlife Habitat Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012  10/2012 Melinda Fisher
520-364-6816
melindafisher@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to imporove habitat by repairing headcuts along Cloverdale Creek, and remove sections of dike to allow water to flow freely from the upper pasture to the lower pasture.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39720
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - New Mexico. COUNTY - Hidalgo. LEGAL - Section 16, Township 23 South, Range 21 West. Cloverdale Creek, Peloncillo Mountains.
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 09/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
01/2013 Ruben Morales
520-364-6813
rmorales@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.
Pheromone Treatment of Douglas-fir to Prevent Post-fire Bark Beetle Infestation
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/16/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Melinda Fisher
520-364-6816
melindafisher@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to apply the pheromone, MCH, a naturally occurring compound, to prevent trees from infestation by bark beetles.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39154
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Chiricahua 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 Campground Post-Fire Timber Salvage
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/30/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
10/2012 Matthew Littrell
928-348-1960
mlittrell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to remove dead trees on a 45 acres affected by the Horseshoe 2 fire.
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, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Duane Bennett
520-803-2838
dabennett@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration authorizing the operation and maintenance of a weather station on the Douglas Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39654
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Sec.4 Township 18 South, Range 30 East. Near Long Park, Douglas Ranger District.
Wetland Restoration in the Chiricahua Mountains
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Melinda Fisher
520-364-6816
melindafisher@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to improve wildlife habitat at Barfoot Meadow and Ash Spring by restoring the wetland habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39719
Location: UNIT - Douglas Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise. LEGAL - Ash-Sec 14,Township 27 South Range 30 East; Barfoot-Sec 33 Township 27 South Range 30 East. Ash Spring and Barfoot Meadow.
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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
Authorization of Pole Replacement in Box Canyon, Tucson Electric Power
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 05/18/2012  06/2012 James Copeland
520-761-6002
jcopeland@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to authorize Tucson Electric Power to replace several poles in Box Canyon on the Nogales Ranger District
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39047
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Multiple locations. Box Canyon.
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 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
11/2012 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
- Fuels management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 Scott Smith
520-761-6018
scottsmith@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.
Plan of Operation, Minerals Exploration, Blue Fire Gem Company
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 Karl Sandwell-Weiss
520-388-8348
ksandwellweiss@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorization of a Plan of Operation submitted by Blue Fire Gem Company to hand-drill shallow 3.5-foot deep holes to fracture rock for sampling/assay on its unpatented mining claim to obtain evidence of mineralization.
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - T22S, R11E, Section 25, G&SR BM. Nogales Ranger District.
Plan of Operation, Minerals Exploration, Quartz Dreams
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/06/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 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. No well drilling is proposed. Rock will be fractured within previously mined areas to expose the resource.
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 12/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
04/2013 Jim Upchurch
520-388-8300
comments_southwestern_coronado@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to approve an mine plan of operation that involves processing and other facilities on both private land and the Forest. Actual decision and implementation dates depend on completion of consultation and resolution of comments.
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.
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 Stations for Emergency Use, Humane Borders, Inc.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/28/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 James Copeland
520-761-6002
jcopeland@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to authorize Humane Borders Inc. to place three 55-gallon water stations on the Nogales Ranger District for emergency use.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39721
Location: UNIT - Nogales Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sec. 1, 12, 13, Township 20 South, Range 15 East. Nogales Ranger District.
Water System Improvements, Marstellar Allotment
CE
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A 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
Changes to Safford Ranger District Motorized Travel System
EA
- Road management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/18/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
12/2012 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  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/05/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
01/2013 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.
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 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
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  Completed  Actual: 06/19/2012  09/2012 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:
Scoping Start 05/02/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2012 
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 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
03/2013 Larry Pratt
520-749-7710
lpratt@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replacement of restrooms, installation of pedestrian bridge over stream, realignment of stream channel, 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 Rachael Biggs
928-635-5645
rbiggs@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, University of Arizona, KUAT-AZ Public Media
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 06/18/2012  07/2012 James Sutton
520-749-7725
jsutton@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a new special use permit to the University of Arizona authorizing the operation and maintenance of communications equipment for TV broadcasts from Mt. Bigelow.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39017
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Sec 4, T 2 S, R 16 E. Mt. Bigelow, Santa Catalina Ranger District.
Special-Use Permit, University of Arizona, KUAT-TV AZ
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/11/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 James Sutton
520-749-7725
jsutton@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to the University of Arizona authorizing the operation and maintenance of communications equipment for TV broadcasts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39019
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Sec 4, Township 2 South, Range 16 East. Mt. Bigelow, Santa Catalina.
Special-Use Permit, Vending Machines Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 James Sutton
520-749-7725
jsutton@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists which would authorize the operation and maintenance of vending machines at Sabino Canyon Recreation Area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39715
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Sec 9, Township 13 South, Range 15 East. Sabino Canyon Recreation Area.
Special-Use Permit: Use of Forest Roads, Parking Area, and Utility Corridor, Oracle Ridge Mining LLC
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/29/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
03/2013 James Sutton
520-749-7725
jsutton@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to Oracle Ridge Mining, LLC, authorizing the use of Forest roads, a parking area and a utility corridor during operation of the existing Oracle Ridge Mine, which is located on private land.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39386
Location: UNIT - Santa Catalina Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pima. LEGAL - Sec. 16-20, T 11 S, R 11 E and Sec. 11, 12, 14, T 11 S R 16 E. oracle Ridge Mine, Santa Catalina Ranger District.
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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, Minerals Exploration, OZ Exploration Pty. Ltd.
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/18/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Karl Sandwell-Weiss
520-388-8348
ksandwellweiss@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. Paymaster and Guajolote Flat areas, 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 Karl Sandwell-Weiss
520-388-8348
ksandwellweiss@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest proposes to approve a Plan of Operations that would authorize the proponent to drill five 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
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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
- Recreation management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Melinda Castillo
520-803-2801
melindacastillo@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.
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