Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2007 to 09/30/2007
Prescott National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Prescott National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Prescott National Forest,  Bradshaw Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Prescott National Forest,  Chino Valley Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Prescott National Forest,  Verde Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Aerial Application of Fire Retardant
EA
- Fuels management   In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/28/2006 
Expected:08/2007
 
08/2007 Christopher Wehrli
202-205-1332
fire_retardant@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to continue the aerial application of fire retardant to fight fires on National Forest System lands. An environmental analysis will be conducted to prepare an Environmental Assessment on the proposed action.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nation Wide.
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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
APS Sycamore 69kV Powerline Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/12/2005 
Expected:12/2007
 
01/2008 Kelly Jardine
(480) 595-3370
kjardine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update and re-authorize Arizona Public Service 69-kV power transmission line across approximately 17 miles of NFS lands
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District, Cave Creek Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. East of I-17 from Dugas south to Black Canyon City.
Drake Flagstone Quarries
EA
- Minerals and Geology   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2007 
Expected:06/2008  09/2008 Douglas Vandergon
928-443-8012
dvandergon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Removal of flagstone from quarries on the Chino Ranger District on the Prescott National Forest (PNF) and adjacent Williams Ranger District on the Kaibab National Forest (KNF).
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District, Chino Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T19N, R1E, sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 23, 26, 27, 35; T19N, R2E, sections 19, 20, 30; T20N, R1E, sections 19, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34. . approximately 22 air miles NE of Chino Valley, AZ.
Sinagua Circle
CE
- Heritage resource management
- Recreation management  
Cancelled  N/A  N/A William Stafford
(928) 203-7529
wstafford@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to construct a series of trails, trailheads and interpretive facilities near Beaver Creek, Clear Creek and other locations association with the Southern Sinaguan community.
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District, Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Various locations in the Verde Valley from the Verde River to Beaver Creek.
Tonto Apache Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management   Completed  Actual: 05/19/2006  10/2006 Emily Garber
(602) 225-5269
egarber@fs.fed.us 
Description: A proposal to exchange a 278 acre parcel of land adjacent to the Tonto Apache Reservation for four privately-owned parcels within four National Forests
Location: UNIT - Lakeside Ranger District, Verde Ranger District, Payson Ranger District, Tonto Basin Ranger District, Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Navajo, Yavapai. LEGAL - The federal parcel is within T. 10 N., R. 10 E., Sections 9 and 10, GSRM. Federal parcel is on the southern edge of the Tonto Apache Reservation and the city of Payson.
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Prescott 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
Bee Hives permit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2007 
Expected:09/2007  09/2007 Pamela Flowers
928-443-8083
pflowers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit renewal for 10 be hive locations
Location: UNIT - Prescott National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T14N R2E SW 1/4 SE 1/4, T14N R2E SW 1/4 NW 1/4, T14N R2E NE 1/4 NE 1/4, T13N R2E SW 1/4 SE 1/4, T13N R2E NW 1/4 SE 1/4, T13N R2E SE 1/4 NE 1/4, T12N R3E NW 1/4 NW 1/4, T12N R2E NW 1/4 NW 1/4, . Grapevine Spring, Poacher Tank, Ash Creek, West Pasture, Osborne Spring, Juniper Tree, Osborne Spring #2, Vbar tank, Crazy Basin, Silver Cord.
Forest Plan Amendment - Fire use
EA
- Land management planning   In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 11/27/2001 
Expected:08/2007
 
11/2007 Christine Dawe
928-443-8222
cdawe@fs.fed.us 
Description: LMP amendment for wildland fire use.
Location: UNIT - Prescott National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. Prescott National Forest, forest-wide.
Highland Pines Fire Sign
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2007 
Expected:09/2007  09/2007 Pamela Flowers
928-443-8083
pflowers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use permit renewal for Highland Pines Property Owners fire danger indicator sign
Location: UNIT - Prescott National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T14N R3W sec 27. West of Prescott.
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Prescott National Forest,   Bradshaw Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Copper Basin Road Underground 12kV Transmission Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management   Completed  Actual: 05/01/2007  08/2007 Vicki Clay
928-443-8013
vclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use permit amendment to APS for extending 12kV electrical service. Install approximately 378' of underground 12Kv line to private residences.
Location: UNIT - Bradshaw Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T13N, R3W, section 23. Northwest of Mt. Francis.
Granite Allotment Management
CE
- Grazing management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/26/2006 
Expected:09/2007
 
09/2007 David Evans
928-777-2221
daevans@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued livestock grazing on the Granite grazing allotment
Location: UNIT - Bradshaw Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T.15 N., R.3 W., G&SRM. Approximately 8 miles NW of Prescott, AZ North of Granite Basin.
Thumb Butte Pic Nic Area
CE
- Recreation management   Completed  Actual: 03/31/2007  11/2007 Dorothy Baxter
928-443-8073
dlbaxter01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruction/maintenance of the facilities including the parking area, picnic sites, group sites, and rest rooms
Location: UNIT - Bradshaw Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T.14 N, R.3 W, Sec 30. Approximately 4 miles west of the city of Prescott, AZ near Thumb Butte.
Thunderbird Quartz
EA
- Minerals and Geology   In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/06/2006
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2007 
Expected:09/2007
 
10/2007 Michael Smith
928-443-8014
michaelasmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Production of quartz as decorative rock from surface outcrop. project will require use and improvement to an existing road which is designated to become a forest trail
Location: UNIT - Bradshaw Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T.14 N, R.3 W, Sections 7 and 8. South of Granite Mountain Wilderness near Doce Siding along County Road 10.
Thunderbolt Mine
CE
- Minerals and Geology   On Hold  N/A  N/A Michael Smith
928-443-8014
michaelasmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Processing operation to recover silver from rock mined from existing mine. Installation of a new 1-track and single ore car into an existing adit & remove loose rock for processing
Location: UNIT - Bradshaw Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T. 10 N., E. 1 E. section 1. South of Cleator AZ, Bumblebee Quadrangle.
Walker Charcoal Kiln
EA
- Heritage resource management
- Recreation management  
On Hold  N/A  N/A James Mckie
(928)443-8231
jmckie@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct 700 feet of access trail to the kiln (off Forest Road 670). Construct a small parking area for 2-4 vehicles.
Location: UNIT - Bradshaw Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T12-1/2N, R1W, Sec 33. Near Walker, southeast of Prescott, AZ.
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Prescott National Forest,   Chino Valley 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 - Yavapai to Chino Valley 69kV Line
EA
- Special use management   Completed  Actual: 05/08/2007  07/2007 Christine Dawe
928-443-8222
cdawe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Upgrade and construct new electrical facilities to improve electricity availability to Chino Valley and Paulden, AZ. Approx. 3 miles of this project cross National Forest land.
Location: UNIT - Chino Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T16N, R1E, Secs 11, 14, 15, 22. Approximately 12 mi. east of Chino Valley, AZ.
APS Drake 69Kv transmission line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2007 
Expected:09/2007  11/2007 Vicki Clay
928-443-8013
vclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct 1.62 miles of transmisson line along an existing road, to provide relaible electrical service to Drake and Drake Cement Plant. Remove approximately 1.8 acres of vegetation during construction, and use a 100' x 100' temporary staging area.
Location: UNIT - Chino Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T18N, R1W, S 1/2 section 3; NE1/4, section 4; T19N, R1W, SW1/4. Southeast of Drake.
CYN Livestock Grazing
CE
- Grazing management   Cancelled  N/A  N/A David Evans
928-777-2221
daevans@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued livestock grazing on the Campwood and Yolo North grazing allotments
Location: UNIT - Chino Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T. 16 and 17 N., R.7 W., G&SRM. Westside of Chino Valley District west of Camp Wood between Table Top Mountain and the Connell Mountains.
Camp Wood Livestock Grazing
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/27/2006 
Expected:09/2007
 
10/2007 David Evans
928-777-2221
daevans@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued livestock grazing on the Camp Wood grazing allotment
Location: UNIT - Chino Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T17N, R7W, G&SRM. Northwest of Camp Wood.
Chino Valley/Quartz Wash Livestock Grazing
CE
- Grazing management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/27/2006 
Expected:09/2007
 
10/2007 David Evans
928-777-2221
daevans@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued livestock grazing on the Chino Valley and Quartz Wash allotments.
Location: UNIT - Chino Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T18N/R4W and T19N/R3W, G&SRM. Quartz wash allotment is on the westside of the Chino Valley Disrtict while the Chino Valley allotment is on the est side separated by private lands in the Chino Valley.
Drake 12kV Rebuild
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management   Completed  Actual: 05/27/2007  08/2007 Vicki Clay
928-443-8013
vclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Rebuild of existing APS 12 kV line - replace wooden poles and add guide wires, restriction new conductor line over .6 miles
Location: UNIT - Chino Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T18N, R1W, NE1/4 section 5; T19N, R1W, SW1/4, section 33. Southwest of the Drake railroad siding.
K4 Ranch Telephone Line
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2007 
Expected:09/2007  09/2007 Pamela Flowers
928-443-8083
pflowers@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of special use permit for 3.375 miles of telephone line to the K4 Ranch
Location: UNIT - Chino Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T18N, R5W. East of Walnut Creek.
Trailhead for Trails #3 and #100
EA
- Recreation management   Completed  Actual: 04/06/2007  05/2007 Dorothy Baxter
(928) 443-8073
dlbaxter01@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a trailhead with parking for 15 vehicles with horse trailers. Obliterate the existing trailheads for these trails. Relocate the trails to the new trailhead.
Location: UNIT - Chino Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T18N, R6W, Secs 13 & 18. About 6 miles west of Walnut Creek station on County Road 125, approx. 45 mi. NW of Prescott, AZ.
Wagon Tire - MC Canyon Juniper Treatment
CE
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/03/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2007 
Expected:09/2007
 
09/2007 Christine Dawe
928-443-8222
cdawe@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reduce juniper density by felling live trees. Slash will be left on site for erosion control. Some firewood would be removed.
Location: UNIT - Chino Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T.18 and 19 N, R.1E and 1W, Gila and Salt River Meridian. An area between Wagon Tire Flat and MC Canyon about 15 miles NE of Chino Valley, AZ.
Yolo North Livestock Grazing
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/27/2006 
Expected:09/2007
 
10/2007 David Evans
928-777-2221
daevans@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued livesock grazing on the Yolo North grazing allotment
Location: UNIT - Chino Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T16N, R7W, G&SRM. Southwest of Camp Wood.
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Prescott National Forest,   Verde Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
DR. T Livestock Grazing
CE
- Grazing management   Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kelli Spleiss
928-567-1126
kspleiss@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued grazing on the Dugas, Rice Peak, and Todd Allotments
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T.11 and 12 N, R.3 and 4 E. Allotments are located in the south eastern part of the Verde District near the community of Dugas.
Dugas Livestock Grazing
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/27/2006 
Expected:09/2007
 
10/2007 Kelli Spleiss
928-567-1126
kspleiss@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued grazing on the Dugas grazing allotment
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T12N, R4E, G&SRM. Northeast of Dugas.
Mingus 12kV Line Rebuild
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management   Completed  Actual: 05/17/2007  08/2007 Vicki Clay
928-443-8013
vclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special use pemit amendment to APS to rebuild an existing 12kV transmission line to provide reliable service to Mingus Mountain customers
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Crossing T15N, R2E, sections 2,3,4,10, & 11. From Mingus Substation to Mingus Mountain.
Mingus Substation Expansion
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/12/2006 
Expected:07/2007
 
09/2007 Vicki Clay
928-443-8013
vclay@fs.fed.us 
Description: Special Use Permit amendment to APS for expansion of existing Mingus Substation and perimeter fence to encompass a 20' x 40' area
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T15N, R2E, section 4. Mingus Substation near Potato patch Campground on Mingus Mountain.
Monroe Road Easement
CE
- Special use management   Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2007 
Expected:06/2007  06/2007 Douglas Vandergon
928.443.8012
dvandergon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue permit to association
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T13N, R4E, Sec 1. Camp Verde, AZ.
Rice Peak Livestock Grazing
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/27/2006 
Expected:07/2007
 
09/2007 Kelli Spleiss
928-567-1126
kspleiss@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued livestock grazing on the Rice Peak grazing allotment
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T11N, R4E, G&SRM. South of Dugas.
Schlosberg Road Easement
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Douglas Vandergon
928.443.8012
dvandergon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Permit reissuance to association
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T13N, R2E, Sec 16. North of Orme Ranch, south of State Highway 169.
Squaw Peak Exploritory Drilling
CE
- Minerals and Geology   In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/05/2007 
Expected:07/2007
 
08/2007 Michael Smith
928-443-8014
michaelasmith@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploritory Drilling for mineral exploration
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T.13 N., R.5 E., Sections 29, 30, 31, 32. On the North flank of Squaw Peak, approximately 8 miles SW of Camp Verde, AZ.
Sycamore Livestock Grazing
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/27/2006 
Expected:09/2007
 
09/2007 Kelli Spleiss
928-567-1126
kspleiss@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued livestock grazing on the Sycamore grazing allotment
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T11N, R4 & 5E, G&SRM. East and Southeast of Dugas.
Sycamore/Willow/V-Bar Livestock Grazing
CE
- Grazing management   Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kelli Spleiss
928-567-1126
kspleiss@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued livestock grazing on the Sycamore, Willow, and V-Bar Allotments
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T.11 and 12 N., R.4 and 5 E., G&SRM. The SW part of the Verde District near the unincorporated community of Dugas and near the Orme School.
Todd Livestock Grazing
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/27/2006 
Expected:07/2007
 
09/2007 Kelli Spleiss
928-567-1126
kspleiss@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued livestock grazing on the Todd grazing allotment
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T12N, R3E, G&SRM. Northwest of Dugas.
VV01 to Copper Canyon 69 kV Powerline Project
EA
- Special use management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/13/2007
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2007 
Expected:11/2007
 
12/2007 Judy Adams
928-203-7506
jadams05@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by Arizona Public Service to construct a new 69kV powerline from the Dugas Area to Camp Verde along starting near I-17 to Forest Road 68D, 738A and Trail 521. Project includes road and trail improvements and construction to access powerline
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. From near I17 in Dugas to Camp Verde along Forest Roads and trails and through the Black Hills area..
Vbar Livestock grazing
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/27/2006 
Expected:09/2007
 
09/2007 Kelli Spleiss
928-567-1126
kspleiss@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued livestock grazing on the Vbar grazing allotment
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T12N, R3E, G&SRM. Northwest of Dugas.
Willow Livestock Grazing
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management   Cancelled  N/A  N/A Kelli Spleiss
928-567-1126
kspleiss@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued livestock grazing on the Willow grazing allotment
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T11N, R4&5E, G&SRM. East of Dugas.
Willow Livestock Grazing
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management   In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/27/2006 
Expected:09/2007
 
09/2007 Kelli Spleiss
928-567-1126
kspleiss@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize continued livestock grazing on the Willow grazing allotment
Location: UNIT - Verde Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - T11N, R4 & 5E, G&SRM. East of Dugas.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.