Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
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
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 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  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
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  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/29/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 09/2011 
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://redrockcountry.org/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  Completed  Actual: 02/15/2011  02/2011 Kathy Nelson
602-225-5328
knelson@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 Mt. Ord Underground 12 kV Cable Replacement
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/05/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
01/2012 Mark McEntarffer
602-225-5239
mmcentarffer@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29533
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.
Canyon, Christopher and Haigler Creeks Aquatic Habitat Enhancements
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/22/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
03/2012 Julia Camp
928-462-4340
jlcamp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance aquatic habitat in approximately 5 miles of Canyon Creek, two segments of Haigler Creek totaling 3.5 miles, and two segments of Christopher Creek totally approximately 1.5 miles all of which occur on the USFS Tonto National Forest (TNF).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34189
Location: UNIT - Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. Approximately 5 miles of Canyon Creek, two segments of Haigler Creek totaling 3.5 miles, and two segments of Christopher Creek totally approximately 1.5 miles.
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:06/2011
 
10/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=4454
Location: UNIT - Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Maricopa, Pinal, Yavapai. Forestwide.
Personal Use Driftwood, Dead/Down, Dead/Standing and Dying/Standing Timber Program - 2011
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2011  04/2011 Jeffrey Leonard
928-474-7946
jlleonard@fs.fed.us 
Description: The cutting and gathering of fuelwood and/or forest products for personal use only. The primary objective of this program is to provide a product to the public which results in forest fuels reduction and breeding habitat reduction for bark beetles.
Location: UNIT - Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Maricopa, Pinal, Yavapai. Tonto Natl. Forest - Cave Creek, Globe, Mesa, Payson, Pleasant Valley and Tonto Basin Ranger Districts.
Tonto National Forest Motorized Travel Management
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/23/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:09/2011
 
12/2011 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
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.
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.
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 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30765
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
- 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:01/2011
 
01/2011 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:06/2011
 
06/2011 Ernest Gipson
928-402-6200
egipson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update management direction for the three grazing allotments
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=1362
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:04/2011
 
06/2011 Quentin Johnson
928-402-6200
qjohnson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat approximately 8000 acres on Carol Spring Mountain.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27523
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T4N, R17E. Carol Spring Mountain, east of Highway 60.
Fuenta De Agua (Bobtail Spring) Pipeline
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 03/18/2011  04/2011 Julia Camp
928-462-4340
jlcamp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Provide water in important white tail habitat, improve livestock water availibility, and improve riparian vegetation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35316
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. Situated two miles southest of Pinal Peak in a stream channel of an un naumed tributary.
Gleason Tuberia
EA
- Grazing management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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:01/2011
 
01/2011 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.
Horseshoe Bend Wilderness Boundary Gate Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special area management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Donald Sullivan
928-402-6236
drsullivan@fs.fed.us 
Description: Delineate Salt River Canyon Wilderness boundary on Forest Road 219 at Horseshoe Bend by replacinga gate and adding about 20 feet of pipe rail barrier near the beginning of private land at the end of Forest Road 219 and pruning/removing vegetation.
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T3N, R15E Section 2. Approximately eight miles east of the Highway 288 Salt River Bridge.
Material Source 7525, Defiance Stockpile Site
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2009 
Expected:08/2011
 
09/2011 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.
Morgan Peak Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  05/2011 Lee Ann Atkinson
928-402-6281
leeannatkinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Drilling program for mineral exploration. Includes the use of existing roads for access and drill sites.
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T1S, R14E, Sections 13, 14, 22, 23, and 24. Southwest of Miami, Gila County, AZ; Copper Springs area.
Pinaladera WUI Fuels Management
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/27/2004 
Expected:09/2011
 
10/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=3775
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 Exploration Drilling Activities
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2011 
Expected:10/2011  11/2011 Lee Ann Atkinson
928-402-6281
leeannatkinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploration drilling adjacent to existing road
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pinal. LEGAL - T1S, R12E, Sections 32 and 33; T2S, R12E, Section 6; T2S, R11E, Section 1. Pinal County; west of Superior, Arizona.
Superior Wildlife Water Catchments
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011  08/2011 Craig Woods
928-402-6260
clwoods@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct two 1960s wildlife water catchments in Sonoran Desert
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pinal. LEGAL - N33d 18.003',W111d 08.290' and N33d 13.553', W111d 03.939'. One mile north and 5 miles east of the town of Superior, Arizona.
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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
Material Source 8400, Sunflower/O'Neil Stockpile Site
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2009 
Expected:02/2011
 
02/2011 Steven Blair
480-610-3302
sblair@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of Special Use Permit 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:05/2011
 
06/2011 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.
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
Myrtle Wildland Urban Interface
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/29/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28752
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.
Personal Use Small Products Program - 2011
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2011  04/2011 Jeffrey Leonard
928-474-7946
jlleonard@fs.fed.us 
Description: Personal use cutting and/or gathering of forest products.
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Maricopa, Pinal, Yavapai. Tonto Natl. Forest-Cave Creek, Globe, Mesa, Payson, Pleasant Valley and Tonto Basin Ranger Districts.
Pine/Hog Canyon Allotment Management Plan Revision
EA
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 09/30/2010
09/30/2010
09/30/2010 
03/2011 Charles Denton
602-225-5252
cdenton02@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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27529
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T 9-12 N, R 9-10 E. Payson Ranger District.
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 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
07/2011 Larry Hettinger
928-474-7948
lhettinger@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 or 10 acre water treatment plant.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29186
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
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
09/2012 Julia Camp
928-462-4340
jlcamp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Current authorizations for livestock grazing on five allotments and a segment of the Sheep Driveway have or soon will expire. New management strategy will allow for flexibility to protect resources in response to changing environmental conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30075
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/10/2010 
Expected:09/2011
 
11/2011 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.
Haigler Fuels Analysis
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/14/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2011 
Expected:06/2012
 
09/2012 Julia Camp
928-462-4340
jlcamp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Manage timber and other woody vegetation to help maintain forest health, reduce forest fuels, and improve wildlife habitat and range conditions on approximately 43,435 acres of the Tonto National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34507
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. Pleasant Valley Ranger District, Management Areas 5D, 5G, and 4F, including areas around Haigler Creek Estates.
Material Source 3043, Squaw Peak Borrow Source
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2009 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 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:11/2011
 
12/2011 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:01/2012
 
02/2012 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
AT&T Roosevelt Dam Cellular Tower
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/15/2010 
Expected:12/2010
 
12/2010 Jonathan McNeill
928-467-3200
jdmcneill@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue a new 10 year authorization to New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC a subsidary of AT&T Mobility LLC to operate and maintaint the existing Roosevelt Dam Cellular Communications Tower on the Tonto Basin Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T. 4 N., R. 12 E., Section 27. G&SRM. Tonto Basin Ranger District.
Boneyback Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:02/2012  03/2012 Debbie Cress
928-467-3220
dcress@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update management plan for an active grazing allotment
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27693
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 8541, Red Bluff Stockpile Site
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 04/15/2009 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 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  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:03/2012  04/2012 Debbie Cress
928-467-3220
dcress@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update managment plans for three active grazing allotments
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=27606
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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