Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2012 to 12/31/2012
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2012 
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.
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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.
CAMP TATIYEE LAND EXCHANGE - 0100
EIS
- Land acquisition  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 03/25/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2013 
Expected:09/2013
 
12/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/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.
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 01/2013 
Expected:04/2013
 
06/2013 Elizabeth Dykstra
928-527-3419
edykstra@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27457
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.
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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  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
10/2012 Robert Calamusso
480-610-3302
rcalamusso@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Development of Trail Management Objectives for National Forest System Trails
CE
- Land management planning
- Recreation management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013  03/2013 Gregory Schuster
602-225-5362
gjschuster@fs.fed.us 
Description: Development of trail management objectives for National Forest System trails on the Tonto National Forest
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36858
Location: UNIT - Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Maricopa, Pinal, Yavapai. Tonto National Forest.
Integrated Treatment of Noxious and Invasive Weeds
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 08/24/2012  10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=4454
Location: UNIT - Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Maricopa, Pinal, Yavapai. Forestwide.
Outfitter-Guide Program Changes
EA
- Land management planning  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  02/2013 Rachel Franchina
970-819-2507
rfranchina@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issue priority permits to long-term temporary permit holders that have demonstarted acceptable performance. Create a Total Service Day allocation pool and amend the Tonto Land and Resource Managment Plan.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36856
Location: UNIT - Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Maricopa, Pinal, Yavapai. Tonto National Forest.
Tonto National Forest Motorized Travel Management
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/06/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
06/2013 Marianne Thomas
602-225-5213
mariannethomas@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/fs-usda-pop.php?project=28967
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 Mt. Ord Powerline Rebuild
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/17/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Mark McEntarffer
602-225-5239
mmcentarffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Replace approximately 2.2 miles of forty year old existing underground 21kV power line serving Mt. Ord communications & lookout sites with new above ground line on poles within existing corridor. Equipment and material delivered and set by helicopter
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39775
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District, Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Maricopa. LEGAL - Gila & Salt River Meridian. T. 6N., R. 9E., sec. 2, and 11. T.7N., R. 9E., sec. 34. Gila & Salt River Meridian. T. 6N., R. 9E., sec. 2, and 11. T.7N., R. 9E., sec. 34.
Reissue Permit for Arizona Public Service 345kv - Cholla to Pinnacle Peak Powerline
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/31/2012  08/2012 Mark McEntarffer
602-225-5239
mmcentarffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The re-issuance of permit for existing Arizona Public Service 345KV - Cholla to Pinnacle Peak Powerline. To maintain and operate 345kv power transmission line and steel lattice towers within a 315' wide Right-of Way.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37331
Location: UNIT - Cave Creek Ranger District, Payson Ranger District, Tonto Basin Ranger District, Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Maricopa. Line runs NE to SW across USFS land from Section 3 T12N, R11E to Section 17 T5N, R6E. Line originates at Cholla Powerplant at Joseph City, AZ to the Pinnacle Peak Substation in North Phoenix.
Salt River Allotments Vegetative Management EIS
EIS
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/02/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 Debbie Cress
928-467-3220
dcress@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Tonto National Forest will prepare and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal to improve ecological conditions within the project area usig tools such as fire and grazing management and to authorize continued livestock grazing.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36074
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District, Tonto Basin Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. Southwestern Region 3, Tonto National Forest, Globe and Tonto Basin ranger districts along the Salt River corridor.
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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
Bartlett Flats Toilet
CE
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2012 
Expected:12/2012  01/2013 Tamarya Pike
480-595-3370
tpike@fs.fed.us 
Description: A CXT toilet will be replaced at Bartlett Flats 100ft from the existing dirt ramp to replace an aging toilet.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36860
Location: UNIT - Cave Creek Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. Bartlett Flats.
Camp Creek Wash Habitat Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/15/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Grant Loomis
602-225-5253
gjloomis@fs.fed.us 
Description: To obliterate uninventoried, unauthorized, motorized routes in the Camp Creek Watershed using handtools, vegetation planting, and a trail maintenance dozer.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39882
Location: UNIT - Cave Creek Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. Camp Creek Wash south of the Barlett Lake Road, and on the north of the Bartlett Lake Road it is east of the Camp Crk Wash.
Ikes Backbone Radio Repeater CE
CE
- Facility management  Completed  Actual: 07/10/2012  07/2012 Gary Daniel
480-595-3351
gdaniel@fs.fed.us 
Description: Placement of a radio repeater building on the Tonto NF to provide radio communications to field going units in the area of the Verde river canyon, Fossil creek canyon, and Ikes backbone. This project is for the Coconino NF
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38568
Location: UNIT - Cave Creek Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. T11N R5E S12 SW SW.
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.
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:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/27/2010 
Expected:08/2013
 
09/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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  Completed  Actual: 07/31/2012  08/2012 Mark McEntarffer
602-225-5239
mmcentarffer@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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=26791
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 07/18/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
11/2012 Ernest Gipson
928-402-6200
egipson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update management direction for the three grazing allotments
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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:10/2012
 
10/2012 Jason Cress
928-467-3251
jcress@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treat approximately 8000 acres on Carol Spring Mountain.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27523
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T4N, R17E. Carol Spring Mountain, east of Highway 60.
City of Globe Police Department Target Range
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/10/2008 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Christopher LaCosse
928-462-4332
clacosse@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update and re-authorize target range
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=1358
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T.1 S., R. 16 E., Section 9, G&SRBM. East of Globe.
Copper Springs
CE
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:01/2013  02/2013 Lee Ann Atkinson
928-402-6281
leeannatkinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Copper Springs exploration drilling project near Globe, AZ. Four drill sites accessed from existing roads.
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Township 1 South, Range 15 East, Sections 3, 4, 5 8, 9 10 and 17. Project located south of Globe, AZ near Russel Gulch area.
Globe Ranger District Recreation Residence Consistency Review and continuation Determination
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/24/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Christopher LaCosse
928-462-4332
clacosse@fs.fed.us 
Description: Consistency Review to determine if Globe recreation residence tract is consistent with the 1985 Tonto Forest Plan as amendended.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=23776
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. Top of Pinal Mountains.
Iron Nugget
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/27/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Lee Ann Atkinson
928-402-6281
leeannatkinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Exploration drilling from seven drill sites, makes use of existing roads
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39476
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Township 2 North, Range 15 1/2 East, Sections 14, 15, 22 and 23. Located approximately 8 miles north of Globe, AZ; access routes Forest Roads 224 and 3111, near Nugget Mountain.
Magnetotelluric Geophysical Survey
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/21/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
01/2013 Lee Ann Atkinson
928-402-6281
leeannatkinson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Resolution Copper Mining, LLC proposes to conduct a magnetotelluric geophysical investigation east of Superior, AZ. Sites along survey grid would be accessed from existing roads and by foot travel.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36679
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pinal. LEGAL - T1S, R12E, Sections 34 and 36; T1S, R13E, Sections 2, 3, 10, 11, 15-17, 20-23, 25-29, and 31-35; T2S, R12E, 1, 3, 11 and 12; T2S, R13E, Sections 6 and 7. east of Superior, AZ.
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.
Permit Reissue - Arizona Water Company Magma Signal Line
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/31/2012  08/2012 Mark McEntarffer
602-225-5239
mmcentarffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a permit to maintain & operate an existing telephone/telegraph line (Magma Signal Line). Originally authorized in 1969 (Magma Arizona Railroad). Purpose of line is to monitor & control of water pumps.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37413
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pinal. LEGAL - NW1/4, Sec. 4, T.2S, R.12E to SW1/4, Sec. 6, T.2S, R.11E., G.S.R.B. & M. NW1/4, Sec. 4, T.2S, R.12E to SW1/4, Sec. 6, T.2S, R.11E., G.S.R.B. & M.
Permit Reissue - Arizona Water Company Town of Superior water transmission line
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/31/2012  08/2012 Mark McEntarffer
602-225-5239
mmcentarffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue permit to maintain and operate a 12 inch diameter water transmission main from private wells to the Town of Superior within a 10 foot wide by 9.53 mile long ROW. To include 2" spur service line. This waterline has been authorized since 1969.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37440
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pinal. LEGAL - Sec. 32, 33, 34, 35 in T.1S., R.11E. and Sec. 1, 2, 3, 6 in T.2S., R311E., and Sec. 4, 5, 6 in T.2S., R.12E., G.S.R.B.&M., Pinal Count, AZ. Sec. 32, 33, 34, 35 in T.1S., R.11E. and Sec. 1, 2, 3, 6 in T.2S., R311E., and Sec. 4, 5, 6 in T.2S., R.12E., G.S.R.B.&M., Pinal Count, AZ.
Pinaladera WUI Fuels Management
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/27/2004 
Expected:03/2013
 
10/2013 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Reissue Permit - Arizona Water Company - Superior School Site Waterline
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 07/31/2012  08/2012 Mark McEntarffer
602-225-5239
mmcentarffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: The reissuance of an expired permit to maintain and operate an existing 8” ductile iron water transmission line within a 20 foot by 10 foot corridor (.005 acres). This waterline serves the Superior Public School site.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37395
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pinal. LEGAL - SW ¼ Sec. 3 T.2S., R.12E., G.S.R.B & M, Pinal County, AZ. O’Donnell Dr. & Sunset Dr. in Superior, AZ.
Signal Peak Communications Site #31 - GovNET, Inc. Permit Transfer
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2012 
Expected:12/2012  12/2012 Mark McEntarffer
602-225-5239
mmcentarffer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Former permit holder (Living Proof, Inc.) sold improvements on Feburary 28, 2012 to GovNET, Inc. and applied for permit revocation and transfer of permit with a new ten year term.
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Gila County Arizona, GSRM, T. 1S., R. 15E., sec. 32, SW1/4SW1/4. Gila County Arizona, Globe Ranger District, Pinal/Signal Peak Communications Site #31.
Storm Canyon Fence Line, Miners Camp Pipeline
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/16/2011 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Andrea Wages
928-402-6222
ajwages@fs.fed.us 
Description: Fenceline will divide Storm Canyon Pasture and be constructed of all metal materials. WIndmill, 3 troughs, and a storage tank will be placed along 1 mile of pipeline to increase livestock distribution and provide water for livestock and wildlife.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40356
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T3N, R16E, Sec 8; T4N, R16E, Sec 4,5, 6, 8, 31, and 33 Gila and Salt River Meridian. Sedow Allotment on Globe Ranger District.
Superior Abandoned Mine Lands Remediation Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/02/2012 
Expected:12/2012
 
01/2013 Celeste Kinsey
602-225-5248
ckinsey@fs.fed.us 
Description: Remediation of physical safety hazards associated with abandoned mine features.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39945
Location: UNIT - Globe Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Pinal. LEGAL - T2S, R12E, S 11, 13, 14. Southeast from the Town of Superior, Pinal County, Arizona.
Superior Wildlife Water Catchments
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2013 
Expected:06/2013  08/2013 Craig Woods
928-402-6260
clwoods@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reconstruct two 1960s wildlife water catchments in Sonoran Desert
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35136
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
Goldfield Cellular Site
EA
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/21/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013
 
03/2013 Daniel Bray
480-610-3339
debray@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construction of Cellular facility adjacent to the Goldfield administrative site on the Lower Salt River. A relay facility will be constructed on Stewart Mountain and equipment added to existing facility at Saguaro Lake Marina.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37394
Location: UNIT - Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - GSRM T.3.N R.7.E Sec. 34. Adjacent to Goldfield Administrative Site, Stewart Mountain near existing passive reflector.
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.
Saguaro Lake Fish Habitat Enhancement Project
CE
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Completed  Actual: 07/05/2012  07/2012 Kelly Kessler
480.610.3305
kmkessler@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Arizona Game and Fish Department and its partners propose to place fish habitat structures in Saguaro Lake over the next 10 years. The plan includes the use reef ball structures to attract and assist in creating a better fishery.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38029
Location: UNIT - Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - T3N R8E Sections 26, 27, 28, 34, and 35. Various lakebed locations including; near fishing piers (3), Camper, Burro, Homestead, and Hidden Coves, Meadows, Skunks Wash, Blackwell and Premier Bays, and Bagley Shelf.
Sunflower Well Pipeline Project
CE
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/11/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Kelly Kessler
480.610.3305
kmkessler@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will entail the conveyance of water from an existing private well to a new 10,000 underground storage tank. HDPE pipe will carry water from the tank to two new 500 gallon troughs. Project will improve livestock distribution.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37709
Location: UNIT - Mesa Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Maricopa. LEGAL - T6N R8E Section 25; T6N R9E Sections 7, 18, 19, 30. Project is located within the Diamond Pasture of the Diamond Allotment.
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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
Christopher Creek Aquatic and Riparian Enhancements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/10/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
11/2012 Fred Wong
602-225-5226
fredwong@fs.fed.us 
Description: Enhance stream and riparian habitat with placement of natural materials and vegetation
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39966
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. Selected reaches of Christopher Creek located east of Payson, AZ, adjacent of State Highway 260.
Little Green Valley Complex Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2012 
Expected:09/2013  10/2013 Debbie Cress
928-467-3220
dcress@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update Allotment Management Plan for an active grazing allotment.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36642
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. East of SR 87 to Tonto Creek, north and south of SR 260.
Myrtle Wildland Urban Interface
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/19/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Payson Administrative Site Sale
EA
- Land ownership management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/14/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
09/2012 Rebecca Roof
602-225-5257
rroof@fs.fed.us 
Description: To sell approximately 260 acres of the Payson Administrative Site that is not utilized and is hard to manage, and build new admin facilities. The forest was given authority to sell this site with PL 106-48 - Arizona National Forest Improvement Act.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36893
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Section 2, T.10N, R.10E; Section 28, T.11N, R.11E. Payson Administrative Site and Fire Helibase site.
Pine Trail Construction (North of Pine Creek)
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/20/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
11/2012 Robert Behrends
928-474-7930
rhohl@fs.fed.us 
Description: construct approximately 8 miles of trail on the North side of Pine Creek Drainage and 1.5 miles of reroute on the Pine Trail.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38526
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - sections 18, 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 19, and 31, T12N R8E, , Gila County, Pine, Arizona. North side of Pine Creek Drainage with construction beginning from the Pine Canyon trail (approximately 1 mile from the Camp Lo Mio private property boundary) and ending at Highway 87at the Strawberry.
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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
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:12/2012
 
02/2013 Donna Reed
760-873-2450
dlreed@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update and reauthorize grazing on two allotments. Analysis will include fire as well.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30274
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. North, East, and South of Young, AZ.
Gila County Four Mile Mineral Pit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  08/2012 David Frew
928-462-4330
dfrew@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is an existing mineral pit the will be enlarged and will supply material for the maintenance of Gila County and US Forest Service roads in and around the town of Young, AZ and within the Pleasant Valley Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39821
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T8N, R13E NE1/4 Section 01. South of Young, AZ on FR 637 off of SH 288.
Gila County Pine Mineral Pit
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  09/2012 David Frew
928-462-4330
dfrew@fs.fed.us 
Description: This is an existing mineral pit that will be enlarged and will supply material for the maintenance of Gila County and US Forest Service roads in and around the town of Young, AZ and within the Pleasant Valley Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39866
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. SW 1/4 Section 36 T10N R13E.
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 06/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
02/2014 Jeremy Human
928-462-4352
jhuman@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Haigler and Canyon Creeks Aquatic and Riparian Enhancements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Fred Wong
602-225-5226
fredwong@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will enhance the aquatic and riparian habitat in selected reaches of Haigler and Canyon creeks with instream structures and plantings.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39965
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. East of the Town of Payson in Gila County, AZ, south of Highway 260 on Pleasant Valley Ranger District.
Material Source 3044, Board Tree Saddle Borrow Site
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Midvale Telephone Permit Renewal and Reissuance
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2012 
Expected:05/2012  05/2012 David Frew
928-462-4330
dfrew@fs.fed.us 
Description: This reissuance of the special use permit to Midvale Telephone will replace their 20 year SUP issued in 1994. The SUP will incorporate: ammendments, added drop lines, optic fiber to the Pleasant valley Ranger District Compound and the Old Homestead.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37861
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T101/2N to T9N, R13E. Pleasant Valley Ranger District.
PV Northwest Grazing Analysis Area (Formerly Bar X, 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 06/2013 
Expected:10/2013
 
02/2014 Debbie Cress
928-467-3220
dcress@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://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30075
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. North and west of Young Arizona.
Pleasant Valley Misc. Piles
CE
- Recreation management
- Fuels management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2012 
Expected:01/2013  02/2013 Jeremy Human
928-462-4352
jhuman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Burn slash piles located on Pleasant Valley R.D. that are not located on an administrative site and are not covered by any other NEPA.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37719
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. The Pleasant Valley Ranger District.
Red Lake 2012 Fence Relocation
CE
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:07/2012  07/2012 Donna Reed
928-462-4300
dlreed@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reroute roughly 1 mile of standard four strand wire fence to a better location.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38197
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T10N, R14E, Sec 5&8. Northwest poriton of the Red Lake Allotment.
Tanner Wildfire Salvage Sale
CE
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/12/2011 
Expected:10/2012
 
11/2012 Jeremy Human
928-462-4352
jhuman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Pleasant Valley Ranger District is proposing to provide a commercial salvage sale within the boundary of the Tanner Wildfire (Sept. 2011) and remove 235 acres of dead or dying trees within 250 feet of State Highway 288.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37716
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T6N R13E Sections 24,25,&36. The sale boundary begins just south of Conner Material Pit and proceeds north on the east and west side of HWY 288 extending out 250 feet from the road center to the junction with FSRD 487.
Vosberg 2012 Juniper Treatment
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Land acquisition 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/07/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
07/2012 Donna Reed
760-873-2450
dlreed@fs.fed.us 
Description: Treatment of roughly 870 acres of grassland encroached by juniper trees.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38037
Location: UNIT - Pleasant Valley Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T 8 N, R 13 E, Sections 2, 3, 11, 12, 13, 14. Portions of Home and South Pastures on the Vosberg Allotment.
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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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
11/2012 Christopher LaCosse
928-462-4332
clacosse@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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34279
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  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/20/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Debbie Cress
928-467-3220
dcress@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update management plan for an active grazing allotment
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Chubb Mountain Pipeline
CE
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/11/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Eric Hoskins
928-467-3236
ehoskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Pipeline project on the Greenback Allotment
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39140
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T6N, R12E, Sec. 16, 21, 22, 27, 33, 34. Tonto Basin Ranger District, North of Roosevelt Lake.
Cloverleaf Storage Additions
CE
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 06/21/2012  07/2012 Eric Hoskins
928-467-3236
ehoskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Two storage tanks with mounted solar panels and pumps are proposed to be constructed next to an existing pipeline on the Dutchwoman Allotment. This will convert the existing water system into a solar operated system.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39220
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T5N, R13E, Sec 30. Tonto Basin Ranger District, Dutchwoman Allotment.
Crabtree Wash Recreation Residences Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/26/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Christopher LaCosse
928-462-4332
clacosse@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of permits authorizing five existing recreation residences collectively known as the Crabtree Wash Recreation Residence Tract located on the Tonto Basin Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36080
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - Section 29, Township 3 North, Range 11 East, Gila and Salt River Principle Meridian. The cabins are located off forest road 79B near Apache Lake.
Long Ridge Pasture Fence
CE
- Grazing management  Completed  Actual: 06/21/2012  07/2012 Eric Hoskins
928-467-3236
ehoskins@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approximately two miles of fence is proposed to be constructed on the Hardt Creek Allotment south of Forest Service Road 417.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39219
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T9N, R10E, Sec 27, 28, 33, T8N, R10E, Sec 3. Tonto Basin Ranger District, Hardt Creek Allotment.
Material Source 8541, Red Bluff Stockpile Site
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A 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.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28773
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.
Maverick Prescribed Burn
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 07/20/2012  11/2012 Jason Cress
928-467-3251
jcress@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct a prescribed burn in chaparral vegetation type
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=7159
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. LEGAL - T. 6-7 N., R. 11-12 E., G&SRM. East of Punkin Center.
Tonto Basin, 7/K, and Walnut Allotment Management Plans
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/02/2011
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
10/2012 Debbie Cress
928-467-3220
dcress@fs.fed.us 
Description: Update managment plans for three active grazing allotments
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.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.
Walnut Spring Development Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/31/2012 
Expected:09/2012
 
01/2013 Andre Silva
480-595-3381
amsilva@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the project is to increase water availability for wildlife and livestock, protect riparian resources, and conserve native fish species by maintaining and repairing spring development, which enabling water to be moved to other places.
Web Link:  http://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39905
Location: UNIT - Tonto Basin Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila. The proposed project is located on the Tonto Basin RD on the Walnut Allotment off of Forest Road 71, approximately 6 miles east of Punkin Center.
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