Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Tonto 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, Tonto National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Tonto National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Tonto National Forest,  Cave Creek Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Tonto National Forest,  Globe Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Tonto National Forest,  Mesa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Tonto National Forest,  Payson Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Tonto National Forest,  Pleasant Valley Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Tonto National Forest,  Tonto Basin Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@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

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
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
APS Sycamore 69kV Powerline Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Tamarya Pike
480-595-3370
tpike@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.
Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:01/2012  04/2012 Lynn Humphrey
541-750-7158
lhumphrey02@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/r3/coconino/projects/fossil/index.shtml
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.
HEBER-RENO & MORGAN MOUNTAIN SHEEP DRIVEWAY - 0100
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/30/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Donal Luhrsen
602-225-5222
dluhrsen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analysis of use & effects of Sheep Driveway, originating on Mesa RD & terminating on Springerville RD. Driveway traverses portions of Mesa, Tonto Basin, & Pleasant Valley RDs (Tonto NF); and Black Mesa, Lakeside, and Springerville RDs (A-S NFs).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=4960
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District, Springerville Ranger District, Lakeside Ranger District, Black Mesa Ranger District, Mesa Ranger District, Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Apache, Gila, Maricopa, Navajo. Originates on Mesa RD & terminates on Springerville RD traversing portions of Mesa, Tonto Basin, & Pleasant Valley RDs (Tonto NF); & Black Mesa, Lakeside, & Springerville RD (A-S NFs).
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Tonto 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
APS Mazatzal 345 Kv Substation
EA
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/24/2010  01/2011 Troy Waskey
928-467-3230
twaskey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new permit to APS authorizing the construction and operation of a 21-acre substation near Rye, AZ
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29530
Location: UNIT - Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T 8 N, R 10 E, Section 4, GSRM. South of Payson near Rye, AZ.
APS Mt. Ord Underground 12 kV Cable Replacement
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/05/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Troy Waskey
928-467-3230
twaskey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace the underground 12 kV line that spurs off of FR 524 near Reno Pass to the top of Mt. Ord.
Location: UNIT - Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T 6 N, R 9 E, Section 2. North of FR 524 near Mt. Ord.
Integrated Treatment of Noxious and Invasive Weeds
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/02/2007 
Expected:12/2010
 
02/2011 Patti Fenner
(602)225-5386
pfenner@fs.fed.us 
Description: Eradication, containment, or control of noxious weed and invasive plant species forestwide using an integrated approach. Treatment methods may include cultural, physical, mechanical, biological, or chemical control measures.
Location: UNIT - Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Maricopa, Pinal, Yavapai. Forestwide.
Tonto National Forest Motorized Travel Management
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/23/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
02/2011 Genevieve Johnson
602-225-5213
grjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Tonto National Forest is in the process of implementing the Travel Management Rule which calls for establishing a system of roads, trails, and areas designated for motorized vehicle use and determining suitable locations for dispersed camping.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/tonto/travelmgt/index.shtml
Location: UNIT - Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Maricopa, Pinal, Yavapai. Tonto National Forest.
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Tonto National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
APS Gisela 21 kV Rebuild
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 08/10/2010  08/2010 Troy Waskey
928-467-3230
twaskey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Arizona Public Service (APS) to rebuild an existing 21kV electric overhead line on National Forest System land along FR 417 between Arizona State Highway 87 and the town of Gisela.
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District, Tonto Basin Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T. 9 N., R. 10 E., Sections 29, 28, 27, 22, 23, 24. FR 471 between Arizona State Highway 87 and the town of Gisela.
Bull and Jim Claims Uranium Drilling Exploration
CE
- Forest products
- Minerals and Geology 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/27/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
12/2010 Karyn Harbour
602-225-5272
kharbour@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct exploratory drilling to assess the potential presence and depth of uranium ore deposits on both the Bull and Jim Claims. Bull: Drill one to five holes at one pad/site. Jim: Drill five holes at three different pads/sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27671
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District, Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Bull Claims: T5N, R15E, S19. Jim Claims: T5N, R14E, S31, and T5N, R13E, S25. Bull Claims are located within the Tonto Basin RD. Jim Claims are within the Pleasant Valley RD.
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Tonto National Forest,   Cave Creek Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Johnson Ranch-Ranch Associated Facilities
CE
- Special use management   On Hold  N/A  N/A Kelly Jardine
(480) 595-3370
kjardine@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update and reauthorize a special use permit for existing buildings, fences, concrete lined pond/pool and drilled wells.
Location: UNIT - Cave Creek Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - Township 7, Range 6, Section 11 & 12. Southeast of Horseshoe Dam.
Lime Creek Fish Barrier
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 08/03/2010  10/2010 Todd Willard
480-595-3300
twillard@fs.fed.us 
Description: In partnership with Salt River Project, construct a fish barrier in Lime Creek to prevent upstream movement of non-native fishes and crayfish and provide protection to Gila topminnow and sensitive amphibians.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29097
Location: UNIT - Cave Creek Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. Within Lime Creek approximately 2 miles upstream from the confluence with Horseshoe Reservoir.
Lower Camp Creek Road Maintenance
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Tamarya Pike
480-595-3370
tpike@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update and reauthorize an existing special use permit for 1.1 mile of road 24F (lower Camp Creek Road). Special use permit authorizes road and gate maintenance. This road provides access to 18 recreation residences.
Location: UNIT - Cave Creek Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - Township 7, Range 5, Section 35 and Township 6, Range 5, Section 2. Lower Camp Creek Road 24F.
Needle Rock Recreation area Rehabilitation and Facility Improvements
EA
- Recreation management
- Facility management 
Completed  Actual: 06/28/2010  07/2010 Tamarya Pike
480-595-3370
tpike@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project involves various improvements to the Needle Rock Recreation Area. Improvments will include road construction and widening, vehicle barriers, gates, vault toilet buildings, dumpster pads, parking areas, interpretive signs, picnic sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=23895
Location: UNIT - Cave Creek Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - T4N, R7E, section 5 and T5N, R7E Sections 17-20, 29-32 (G&SRB&M). Needle Rock Recreation Area is located on National Forest System lands just north of the community of Rio Verde and adjacent to Verde River from Camp Creek Wash south to the Fort McDowell Indian Reser.
Revoked/Terminated Recreation Residence Removal
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/07/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
08/2011 Tamarya Pike
480-595-3370
tpike@fs.fed.us 
Description: Recreational residences whose permits have been revoked or terminated will be removed from the land, returning the lot to a natural state. Historic structures located on these lots will remain.
Location: UNIT - Cave Creek Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - Camp Creek Recreation Residence tract. Camp Creek Recreation Residence tract 7 Springs Road, Cave Creek Ranger District, Scottsdale, AZ Tonto National Forest.
Seven Springs Water Conveyance Improvements
EA
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Tamarya Pike
480-595-3370
tpike@fs.fed.us 
Description: Authorize existing improvements to collect and convey claimed water across National Forest System Lands from Seven Springs to the Cartwright Ranch Property.
Location: UNIT - Cave Creek Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - T.7N., R.5E., Sec. 9, G&SRBM. 11 miles North of Tonto Hills.
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Tonto National Forest,   Globe Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Activities Connected to the Pinto Valley Mine
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/27/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
12/2011 Celeste Kinsey
602-225-5248
ckinsey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is a consolidated authorization to extend previously authorized and/or ongoing activities and uses on National Forest System lands, and limited expansion of existing surface uses for ancillary operations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33272
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T1N, R13E, S 1, 2, 14, 23, 24, & 25. T1N, R14E, S 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, & 32. T1S, R14E, S 4 & 5. T2N, R13E, S 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 34, & 35. The Pinto Valley Mine is located approximately three miles north of US Highway 60 on Pinto Valley Road (Forest Road 287), and approximately six miles west of Miami, Gila County, Arizona.
Arizona Water Company Water Well and Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/10/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Jason Scow
480-610-3331
jscow@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue Special Use Permit for maintaining and using an existing water well registered to Arizona Water Company and associated water transmission line.
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T2N,R15E,SE1/4NW1/4, Sec. 33, G&SRBM and T2N,R15E,W1/2, Sec.33, SE1/4, Sec.32, G&SRBM. N on FR188 to Nugget Wash, NE on FR594, transmission line begins at forest boundary, extends to junction of FR2619 where well is located.
Capitan, Coolidge/Parker and Ranger Station Allotment Management Plans
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/30/2007 
Expected:12/2010
 
01/2011 Ernest Gipson
928-402-6200
egipson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update management direction for the three grazing allotments
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. South of Globe.
Carol Spring Prescribed Fire
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/14/2009 
Expected:10/2010
 
09/2011 Quentin Johnson
928-402-6200
qjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat approximately 8000 acres on Carol Spring Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T4N, R17E. Carol Spring Mountain, east of Highway 60.
Gleason Tuberia
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 11/2010 
Expected:09/2011  11/2011 Ernest Gipson
928-402-6200
egipson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a new waterline, storage tank, well, and troughs.
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - 4N, 16E, Sections 21 and 22. Chrysotile Allotment, Gleason Pasture.
Globe Ranger District Recreation Residence Consistency Review and continuation Determination
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/24/2009 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Jason Scow
480-610-3331
jscow@fs.fed.us 
Description: Consistency Review to determine if Globe recreation residence tract is consistent with the 1985 Tonto Forest Plan as amendended.
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. Top of Pinal Mountains.
Material Source 7525, Defiance Stockpile Site
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Steven Blair
480-610-3302
sblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of Special Use Permit (updated to Mineral Contract For Sale), allowing ADOT continued use of this roadway maintenance material stockpile site.
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - n/a. Within town limits of Superior, AZ; accessed from FR 257, which intersects SR 77 at approximately MP 166.
Pinaladera WUI Fuels Management
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/27/2004 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Quentin Johnson
928-402-6200
qjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fuels reduction on approximately 83,558 acres south of Globe. Area includes the Pinal Mountain Recreation Area.
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T. 1-2 S., R. 13-16 E., GSRM. Pinal Mountains south of Globe and east of Devil's Canyon.
Superior West Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Completed  Actual: 08/24/2010  09/2010 Lee Ann Atkinson
928-402-6281
leeannatkinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Freeport McMoRan proposes to conduct a magnetotelluric geophysical investigation west of Superior, AZ. Sites along the survey grid would be accessed from existing roads and by foot travel.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31310
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pinal. LEGAL - T1S, R12E, Sections 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34; T2S, R11E, Section 1; T2S, R12E, Sections 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10,11, 14, 15, 16. west of Superior, AZ.
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Tonto National Forest,   Mesa Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Commnet Comunications Facility Proposal
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 04/12/2010  05/2010 Jason Scow
480-610-3331
jscow@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide wireless cell phone service to the Canyon Lake and Tortilla Flats area which will enable communications for Forest Service employees, emergency services, and the commercial business. A 60' monopole will be constructed to accomodate this.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30384
Location: UNIT - Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - GSRM T.2.N. R.9.E Sec. 11. Between Canyon Lake and Tortilla Flats.
Iron Dike Wildlife Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
Completed  Actual: 08/18/2010  09/2010 Rocky Gilbert
480-610-3350
rgilbert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burninig of 759 acres of brush, juniper, grass, and pinyon pine. Rejuvinate decadent plants, reduce woody brush to improve forage.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30394
Location: UNIT - Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - T7V, R9E, sec 19 and 20. Northwest potion of the Mesa Ranger District. West of highway 87 north of FR 627.
Material Source 8400, Sunflower/O'Neil Stockpile Site
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Steven Blair
480-610-3302
sblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of Special Use Permit (updated to Mineral Contract for Sale), to allow Ariz. Dept. of Transportation continued use of roadway maintenance material stockpile site. An expansion of the site requested but request was denied.
Location: UNIT - Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - n/a. 33 miles south of Payson, AZ; accessed via FR 1705 which intersects SR 87 at MP 217.
Material Source 8763, Fish Creek Borrow Site Spec Use Permit reissue (updated to Min Sale Contr)
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Steven Blair
480-610-3302
sblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of Special Use Permit for ADOT to continue use of roadway maintenance material pit on Tonto NF.
Location: UNIT - Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - n/a. 12 miles east of Tortilla Flat, AZ; accessed via SR88 (Apache Trail) at MP 227.
Millsite Grazing Allotment Environmental Analysis
EA
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 08/25/2010  08/2010 Kelly Kessler
480.610.3305
kmkessler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Mesa Ranger District proposes continued authorization of livestock grazing on the Millsite Allotment. The PA consists of five components: authorization, improvements, monitoring, adaptive management, and resource protection measure
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28855
Location: UNIT - Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pinal. The Millsite Allotment consists of approximately 44,573 acres of National Forest System Lands, located approximately 20 miles east of Apache Junction, Arizona, on the southern end of the Mesa RD.
Montana Mountain Wildlife Habitat Improvement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Rocky Gilbert
480-610-3350
rgilbert@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burning 2063 acres of brush, juniper and oak habitat types. Purpose is to rejuvinate decadent plants, open up dense brush to improve forage.
Location: UNIT - Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pinal. LEGAL - T1N, R12E, Sec 19, 30 T1N, R11E, Sec 23, 24, 25, 26, 35, 36. Northwest of Superior, AZ,.
Siphon Draw Trail
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jason Scow
480-610-3331
jscow@fs.fed.us 
Description: 750' of trail will be constructed to provide access to the trail from the National Forest Boundary.
Location: UNIT - Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - GSRM T.1.N R.9.E Sec. 7. South East corner of Lost Dutchman State Park, along the forest Service boundary.
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Tonto National Forest,   Payson 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 Preacher Canyon Substation Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Lawrence Vogel
928-474-7900
levogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update and re-authorize permit for an Arizona Public Service electrical substation
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T. 10-1/2 N., R. 11 E., Section 25, GSRM. East of Payson.
Colcord Cove Association Road Easement
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Rebecca Cross
602-225-5200
rcross@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road easement to private land HES 467
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T10 1/2N, R13E, Section 21. Colcord Canyon Road.
Geo-tech Drilling Federal Highways Control Road Bridge Replacement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Road management  Completed  Actual: 06/28/2010  07/2010 Lawrence Vogel
928-402-6235
levogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct geo-tech drilling at each of the seven bridge locations, on the Control Road, prior to replacement of these old bridges.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=33284
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T11.5 N, R10E, Section 19, T11.5N, R11E, Sections 21, 22, 26 & 35, T11N, R11E, Section 11, G&SRM. Forest Road 64 (Control Road) on the Payson Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest.
Myrtle Wildland Urban Interface
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/29/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Larry Hettinger
928-474-7948
lhettinger@fs.fed.us 
Description: Purpose is to manage hazardous fuels, both live and dead fuels, in order to reduce the potential of catastrophic wildfire. Need is to address the present fuels threat posed to human life, property and natural resources.
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T12N R11E S 21-22 26-29 31-36, R12E S 28-36, T11 1/2 N R11E S 20-29 31-36, R11 1/2E S 19-20 29-32, T11N R12E S 1-11 15-21 29-32, R11 1/2E S 5-8 17-18, R11E 1-5 10-14. Payson Ranger District.
Pine/Hog Canyon Allotment Management Plan Revision
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/17/2009 
Expected:09/2010
Actual: 09/30/2010 
11/2010 Andrea Wages
928-474-7921
ajwages@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Pine and Hog Canyon allotments are managed together as one unit. The current Allotment Management Plan was approved in 1985 and is in need of update and revision. New plan may adjust cattle numbers, and include new range improvement practices.
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T 9-12 N, R 9-10 E. Payson Ranger District.
Reissue APS Preacher Canyon 69KV line Permit
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Lawrence Vogel
928-474-7900
levogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue APS Line Easement Permit
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T10N, R10E Sections 2&4, T11N, R11E, Sections 25,26,27,28,29. Payson Ranger District.
Tonto Creek Aquatic Habitat Improvement
EA
- Watershed management  Completed  Actual: 07/30/2010  08/2010 John Wilcox
928-474-7947
johnwilcox@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore and improve aquatic habitat and riparian health by planting willow trees. Also, handicap ramp construction to observation area.
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T12N, R12E, Section 33. T11N, R12E, Section 4, 6, 16, 21. Tonto Creek. North of State Hwy 260 and South of the Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery.
Town of Payson-Cragin Water Treatment Plant and Pipeline Corridor Project
EA
- Land ownership management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/04/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Lawrence Vogel
928-402-6235
levogel@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service plans to grant a special use permit to the Town of Payson to locate, construct, operate, and maintain a 15 mile by 100 foot wide water transmission pipeline right-of-way and a 5 acre water treatment plant.
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T11N, R10E Sections 1,2,11-14,23,24,26 and 27; T11 1/2 N, R 10E, Sections 24,25,35,and 36; T12N, R10E Sec tions 23, 26, 27, 33 and 34. Payson Ranger District.
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Tonto National Forest,   Pleasant 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
Bar X, Colcord Canyon, Haigler Creek, Young, Marsh Creek Allotments
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2010 
Expected:03/2011  03/2011 Sean Brown
928-462-4300
seanbrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update and re-authorize grazing on five allotments.
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. North and west of Young Arizona.
Diamond Butte Water Developments
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Sean Brown
928-462-4300
seanbrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Create water developments on the Diamond Butte Allotment to improve livestock distribution and provide water to wildlife.
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. Diamond Butte Allotment on the Pleasant Valley Ranger District.
Flying V and Flying H Allotment Management Plans
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/18/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
09/2010 Sean Brown
928-462-4300
seanbrown@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update and reauthorize grazing on two allotments. Analysis will include fire as well.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30274
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. North, East, and South of Young, AZ.
Material Source 3043, Squaw Peak Borrow Source
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Steven Blair
480-610-3302
sblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorization of Special Use Permit (updated to Mineral Contract For Sale) for Squaw Peak Borrow Source (road materials) used by Arizona Dept. of Transportation on Pleasant Valley RD of Tonto NF, R-3.
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - n/a. 5 miles south of Young, AZ; accessed from SR 288 at MP 294.
Material Source 3044, Board Tree Saddle Borrow Site
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Steven Blair
480-610-3302
sblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reauthorization of Special Use Permit for ADOT material pit continued useage.
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. 7 miles south of Young, Arizona; accessed from SR 288 at MP 294.
Material Source 7225, Connor Canyon Borrow Site - Spec Use Pmt (updated to Mineral Contract for Sale
EA
- Special area management
- Minerals and Geology 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/22/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Steven Blair
480-610-3302
sblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of Special Use Permit for ADOT's continued use of this roadway maintenance material pit.
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - n/a. 20 miles south of Young, AZ; accessed from SR 288 at MP 280.
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Tonto National Forest,   Tonto Basin Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Boneyback Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Debbie Cress
928-467-3220
dcress@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update management plan for an active grazing allotment
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. Project area lies east of Punkin Center, Arizona in the Sierra Ancha Mountains, Tonto Basin RD.
Material Source 3512, Burnt Corral Borrow Site
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2009 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Steven Blair
480-610-3302
sblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of Special Use Permit to allow Ariz. Dept. of Transportation continued use of the roadway materials pit for road maintenance on Tonto NF.
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - n/a. One half mile east of Apache Lake, AZ; accessed via FR 51 from SR 88 at milepost 237.6.
Material Source 8541, Red Bluff Stockpile Site
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2009 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Steven Blair
480-610-3302
sblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of Special Use Permit (updated to Mineral Contract for Sale), to ADOT for use of roadway maintenance material source and stockpile site.
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - n/a. 22 miles south of Young, AZ; accessed via SR288 at MP 272.5.
Tonto Basin, 7/K, and Walnut Allotment Management Plans
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Debbie Cress
928-467-3220
dcress@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update managment plans for three active grazing allotments
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. Project area lies west, east, and south of Punkin Center, Arizona in the Mazatzal and Sierra Ancha Mts., Tonto Basin RD.
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