Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2020 to 03/31/2020
Coconino 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) :
R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coconino National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coconino National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coconino National Forest,  Flagstaff Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coconino National Forest,  Mogollon Rim Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Coconino National Forest,  Red Rock Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
4FRI Rim Country Project
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/18/2019
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2021 
Expected:05/2021
 
05/2021 John Souther
928-226-4686
jsouther@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landscape-scale restoration on the Coconino, Apache-Sitgreaves, and Tonto National Forests of ponderosa pine ecosystems, designed to maintain, improve, and restore ecosystem structure, pattern, function, and resiliency.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/4FRIRimCountry
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Mogollon Rim Ranger District, Coconino NF; Black Mesa and Lakeside Ranger Districts, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest; Payson and Pleasant Valley Ranger Districts, Tonto National Forest.
APS 69kv Power Line Permit for Childs-Irving Line
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/12/2015 
Expected:02/2020
 
03/2020 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a permit to replace the expired Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Hydropower License. Existing 69 kV line that was part of the Childs Irving Power operation and covered under the old license. Has been in continuous operation.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47114
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District, Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Line that travels from Childs substation to Irving power plant area. Includes small sections of the Tonto NF where it crosses Fossil Creek.
Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special area management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/01/2016
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 05/2020 
Expected:12/2020
 
01/2021 Laura White
520-388-8328
laura.white3@usda.gov 
Description: The comprehensive plan will establish the administrative objectives, policies, processes, and management guidelines necessary to fulfill the legislative requirements for national scenic trails under the National Trails System Act.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49535
Location: UNIT - Coronado National Forest All Units, Kaibab National Forest All Units, Coconino National Forest All Units, Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Arizona National Scenic Trail goes from the Coronado National Monument to the Utah Border at Vermillion Cliffs- 800 miles south to north across the State of Arizona.
Emory Oak Restoration
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Heritage resource management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 07/19/2019 
Expected:02/2020
 
02/2020 Andrew Stevenson
928-433-3861
andrew.stevenson@usda.gov 
Description: Forest Service in partnership with the Yavapai-Apache Nation, Tonto Apache, San Carlos Apache, and White Mountain Apache tribes are developing proposals to manage and restore culturally important Emory oak groves.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56499
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District, Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Gila, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Eight Emory oak groves on Coconino National Forest's Red Rock Ranger District and one grove on the Tonto National Forest's Payson Ranger District.
Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan
EIS

           *UPDATED*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/01/2018
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 06/2020 
Expected:11/2020
 
11/2020 Marcos Roybal
928-203-2915
comments-southwestern-coconino-redrock@fs.fed.us 
Description: Creation of a CRMP for Fossil Creek--click on "Analysis" tab to view Nov. 30, 2018, draft CRMP/DEIS documents. View Fossil Creek general information.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=27457
Location: UNIT - Payson Ranger District, Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Gila, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Fossil Creek (Wild and Scenic River Portions) - Red Rock District of the Coconino National Forest and Payson Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest.
Prescott College Academic Outfitter and Guide Priority Use (2015-2025)
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Julie Rowe
928-203-7516
jrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Prescott College to conduct academic field courses year-round across forests in Arizona including adventure education, biology, human ecology, natural history, physical geography, & field ecology.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47407
Location: UNIT - Coronado National Forest All Units, Kaibab National Forest All Units, Prescott National Forest All Units, Tonto Basin Ranger District, Coconino National Forest All Units, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Activities take place in a variety of locations throughout the forest.
Western Area Power Administration Glen Canyon-Rogers 230/345kV Integrated Vegetation Mgmt Program
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Western is proposing to implement a operation and maintenance (O&M) and Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) program on the Rogers-Glen Canyon section of the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Transmission System. Includes use of herbicides.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49397
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units, Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Gila, Pima, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. This transmission line runs throughout the Coconino National Forest and through portions of the Tonto National Forest.
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Coconino 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
Arizona Public Service Master Permit Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:04/2020  04/2020 Deirdre McLaughlin
928-635-5662
damclaughlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue permit for operation and maintenance of aerial/buried distribution power lines, including facilities like gates/utility boxes/pads/other communication poles and equipment. Vegetation removal and equipment replacement is included with permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54198
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Various locations throughout the Coconino National Forest.
Changes to Motor Vehicle Designations
EA
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Changes to designations (as currently shown on the Motor Vehicle Use Map)for motor vehicles on roads, trails, and areas throughout the Coconino National Forest
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47435
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Gila, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Roads, trails and areas throughout the Coconino National Forest.
Commercial Short Stop Permit Program
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/09/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
12/2020 Laura Koller
928-203-7524
laura.koller@usda.gov 
Description: Proposal would create a short stop program to issue special-use permits for use on the Coconino National Forest. Initial locations include: Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center, Bell Rock Vista, and Oak Creek Vista.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56529
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Any developed sites where commercial tour companies use facilities and parking during short stops throughout the Coconino National Forest.
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Coconino 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 Fiber- Optic Improvement Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  04/2020 Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Issuance of a permit authorizing APS to upgrade an existing 230kV powerline with fiber optic cable through the modification of an existing special use permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56974
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District, Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The existing powerline goes from the west side of Sedona, up Casner Mountain Trail and northeast towards Flagstaff.
APS Transmission Line Permit Reissuances (4 Lines)
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/01/2007 
Expected:03/2020
 
03/2020 Deirdre McLaughlin
928-635-5662
damclaughlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of expired power line permits: Flagstaff-Prescott 230kV line, Flagstaff-Leupp 230kV line, Tuba City 69kV line, Flagstaff-Prescott 115/69kV line.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50848
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District, Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Various locations crossing the forest from the Verde Valley north to the forest boundary along Leupp Road.
AT&T Permit Reissuances
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuances of 3 buried communication lines. 1) Hwy180 near Kendrick Park to Hwy89 to Doney Park 2)Doney to I40 east and south to JW Powell 3)I17 to Schnebly Hill to Sedona south along Hwy89A to Cottonwood.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51529
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District, Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Existing lines crossing Hwy180 to Hwy 89A;Doney Park east along I40 and south to I17; Parallel to I17 to Schnebly Hill Road to Sedona and south along hwy89A to Cottonwood.
NPG Cable of Arizona/Suddenlink Issuance of New Permit
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Deirdre McLaughlin
928-635-5662
damclaughlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal to re issue a permit to NPG Cable/Suddenlink for existing aerial and buried television cable lines on the Red Rock and Flagstaff Ranger Districts.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=33334
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District, Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Several locations on the Flagstaff and Red Rock Districts.
Unisource Energy Permit Reissuance
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Deirdre McLaughlin
928-635-5662
damclaughlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuances of expiring master permit for buried natural gas lines in various locations around Flagstaff and the Verde Valley.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51531
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District, Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Various locations around Flagstaff and the Verde Valley.
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Coconino National Forest,   Flagstaff Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arizona Snowbowl Agassiz Lift Replacement
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 10/22/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
05/2020 Patrick McGervey
928-527-8234
pmcgervey@fs.fed.us 
Description: The existing Agassiz fixed-grip triple chairlift would be replaced and upgraded with a detachable combination chairlift and gondola referred to as a chondola or telemix.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53153
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Arizona Snowbowl is located 14 miles north of Flagstaff.
City of Flagstaff Lake Mary Communication Tower
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct and maintain a 100-foot-tall network communications tower on a 12-foot by 12-foot foundation base at the Lake Mary #2 well site to meet federal security requirements. Includes antennas at other well sites in the area.
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Near Lake Mary Road off Forest Road 132 adjacent to the existing well building.
El Paso Natural Gas Co Installation of Ground Bed, Rectifier and Campstone Generator
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Install a new Cathodic Protection System within El Paso Natural Gas Company's existing 120 foot right-of-way on lands administered by the Coconino National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. On lands administered by the Flagstaff Ranger District. Approximately 8 miles southeast from the Peaks District Office and due north of Forest Service Road 9149T.
Forest Road 128A Improvements.
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Completed  Actual: 10/09/2019  03/2020 Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us 
Description: In order to provide safer access to the Northern Arizona Shooting Range, the Arizona Game & Fish Department is requesting the ability to improve Forest Service Road 128A.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47282
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The Northern Arizona Shooting Range is located east of Flagstaff, south of the Winona Exit (#211) on I40.
McCormick Pit Native Material Site
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by Coconino County obtain a permit to continue disposing of native dirt and rock flood debris in the McCormick Pit.
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Section 8, T23N, R8E. Along Hwy 89 north of Sunset Crater.
Mt Elden Communication Site Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/09/2019 
Expected:02/2020
 
03/2020 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mike.dechter@usda.gov 
Description: Amend current permits for movement and replacement of a transformer and installation of other equipment, installation of concrete pad and an equipment cabinet, and the construction of two retaining walls around an existing concrete pads.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57018
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Section 36, T.22N., R.7E, Section 1, T.21N., R.7E., and Section 6, T21N., R.8E., G&SRM. Within the existing Mt. Elden Communication Site Facility boundary.
Mt Elden Communication Site Lease Reissuances
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  03/2020 Sean Murphy
928-527-8225
sean.murphy@usda.gov 
Description: To issue new communication site leases/permits for existing facilities on Mt Elden, including Devil's Head and TV Hill sites, that are expiring.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53707
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Sections 35 and 36, Township 22 North, Range 7 East, G&SRM. Facilities at the top of Mt Elden.
Mt Elden/Dry Lake Hills Recreation Planning
EA
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/31/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 11/2021 
Expected:07/2022
 
09/2022 Kevin Lehto
928-527-8287
kblehto@fs.fed.us 
Description: This proposal is being brought forward to address non-motorized recreation with regards to trails, special uses and facilities management in the Mt. Elden-Dry Lake Hills (MEDL) area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=38239
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project area encompasses the Mt Elden/Dry Lake Hills area north of Flagstaff, AZ, and includes Forest Roads 420, 556, and 557. The forest boundary marks the southern and eastern edges of the project.
Museum Fire Hazard Tree Removal Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/20/2019 
Expected:12/2019
 
12/2019 Jacob Dahlin
9282142424
jacobsdahlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Cut and remove hazard trees created in the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project area due to the July 2019 Museum Fire.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56976
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project is located within the fire scare of the Museum Fire.
Old Walnut Canyon Road Improvements
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Deirdre McLaughlin
928-635-5662
damclaughlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal by the City of Flagstaff to improve Old Walnut Canyon Road to private property and obtain an authorization for operation and maintenance of this corridor.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50275
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Along the existing Old Walnut Canyon Road (forest road 303) to the last private property.
Post Museum Fire Drainage Stabilization Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/18/2019 
Expected:02/2020
 
05/2020 Thomas Runyon
928-527-8246
thomas.runyon@usda.gov 
Description: Use of in-stream rock structures to storm proof drainages in a narrow corridor between the Museum Fire and private lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57121
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Northeast of Flagstaff directly south of the 2019 Museum Fire and adjacent to the Mount Elden Estates community.
Prairie to Pines Motorized Trail
EA
- Recreation management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2021 
Expected:02/2022  04/2022 Kevin Lehto
928-527-8287
kblehto@fs.fed.us 
Description: The goal of this project is to provide Forest visitors with a sustainable motorized, multi-use trail system along the Hwy 180 corridor that minimizes impacts to natural resources and social concerns/issues.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=37330
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T22N., R6E., portions of sec. 4, 5, 8, 9 and T23N., R6E., portions of sec. 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, 32. The Highway 180 corridor, near Forest Road 151 on the east side and Wing Mountain on the west side.
Reauthorization of Several Expired or Expiring Road Use Special Use Authorizations 2020
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2019 
Expected:01/2020  02/2020 Sean Murphy
928-527-8225
sean.murphy@usda.gov 
Description: Reauthorization of several road use (driveways and other access to private property) Special Use Authorizations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57352
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Various small driveways and roads across the Flagstaff District.
SRP Helicopter Landing Sites for City of Flagstaff Watershed
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2019 
Expected:02/2020  03/2020 Sean Murphy
928-527-3418
sean.murphy@usda.gov 
Description: Authorization of additional helicopter landing sites to SRP special use permit to monitor and maintain water data/weather stations.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57333
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Six locations south of Upper Lake Mary.
Schnebly Hill Communication Site Lease Reissuances
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/22/2018 
Expected:12/2019
 
02/2020 Deirdre McLaughlin
928-635-5662
damclaughlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissuance of communication site leases for expiring ones, including Verizon and Sedona Fire District leases and other facilities associated with this site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54199
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Section 1, Township 17 North Range 6 East G&SRM. Schnebly Hill area off forest road 9499F.
Sheep Crossing Trail-FUTS Trail Additions
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/12/2019  05/2020 Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us 
Description: City of Flagstaff is proposing to obtain a permit to construct a portion of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System 10 foot wide aggregate trail with 2 foot native shoulders to complete section of the trail system. Drainage work on Highway Stock tank.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51553
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. From JW Powell to connect to a culvert that crosses under I-17 toward Fort Tuthill outside of Flagstaff. T20N, R7E, Section 5.
Turkey Butte/Barney Pasture Forest Health Restoration
EA
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/06/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 05/2020 
Expected:03/2021
 
10/2022 Jessica Richardson
928-527-8219
jessicalrichardson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project is designed to reduce improve forest and watershed health in the Turkey Butte and Barney Pasture area. Project activities would include thinning of small and medium diameter trees and prescribed burning.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=37244
Location: UNIT - Flagstaff Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Including all or portions of: T19N, R4E, Sec1,2,12,13,24-26,35,36; T19N, R5E, Sec 1-36; T19N, R6E, Sec 19,29-33; T18N, R4E, Sections 1,2,11,12; T18N, R5E, Sec 1,2,4-9,17,18; T18N, R6E, Sec 5-7. West of Highway 89 and East of Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. South of Oak Creek Canyon Natural Research Area, and North of the Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness.
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Coconino National Forest,   Mogollon Rim Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
5 Mile Communication Site Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:03/2020  04/2020 Sean Murphy
928-527-3714
sean.murphy@usda.gov 
Description: Construction of three equipment shelters and replacement of two generators, and co-location of communications equipment on existing tower. This would all occur within the existing communication site boundary.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57149
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. 1/4 mile off Highway 87, approximately 4 miles south of intersection of Hwy 87 and Hwy 260 on the west Mogollon Rim.
Mogollon Rim Spring Restoration Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Christopher MacDonald
928-635-8354
cdmacdonald@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restoration activities at the location of 16 springs on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53465
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project activities would occur at the location of the 16 springs illustrated on the project map.
Yeager Canyon Logjam Removal
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/31/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
05/2020 Matthew Oneill
928-226-4616
matthew.oneill@usda.gov 
Description: Removal of logs and other debris behind a culvert on Forest Road 96. There is concern that a storm event will result in culvert blockage and the storm water will wash out the road.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56982
Location: UNIT - Mogollon Rim Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Forest road 96 crossing at Yeager Canyon. Approximately 3 miles south of the 95/96 intersection.
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Coconino National Forest,   Red Rock 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 McGuireville-Village of Oak Creek 69kV Transmission Line
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Special use management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2019 
Expected:06/2021  08/2021 Elizabeth Munding
928-203-2914
comments-southwestern-coconino-redrock@fs.fed.us 
Description: Arizona Public Service Co. proposes a route for a 69kV electric powerline to improve electric reliability from McGuireville to the Village of Oak Creek. Because the line would cross Forest Service land, APS requests a permit to build facilities.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56977
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. McGuireville to the Village of Oak Creek, via Cornville and Beaverhead Flat roads.
Green Private Access Road
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2020 
Expected:06/2020  06/2020 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposed access to private property off the Chavez Ranch Road near Sedona. Single driveway access.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52147
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Chavez Ranch Road between private parcels near Sedona.
Old Indian Road Permit
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2020 
Expected:11/2020  11/2020 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposal from private landowners to drive and do maintenance, including minor improvements to an administrative road in Oak Creek Canyon referred to as Old Indian Road
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51554
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Existing road on the east side of Oak Creek from Indian Gardens south to the Rainbow Trout Farm area.
Red Rock Ranger District Gully Restoration
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/01/2019 
Expected:01/2020
 
03/2020 Thomas Runyon
928-527-8246
tarunyon@fs.fed.us 
Description: Use of rock, logs and native plants to restore gullies and incised ephemeral stream channels throughout the Red Rock Ranger District.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57105
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Throughout the Red Rock Ranger District.
Slide Rock State Park Fence and Guardrail Installation
CE
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/08/2018 
Expected:01/2020
 
02/2020 Elizabeth Munding
(928) 203-2914
comments-southwestern-coconino-redrock@fs.fed.us 
Description: Slide Rock State Park proposes to install a 6-foot tall, chain-link fence for 1,650 feet adjacent to the park along west side of State Route 89A. Guardrails would be improved, with ADOT, to replace failing fencing on west and east sides of 89A.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55072
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Section 17, T 18N, R 6E. Mile Marker 382 on State Route 89A in Oak Creek Canyon.
Verde Connect
EA
- Special use management
- Road management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/08/2019
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 03/2020 
Expected:07/2020
 
08/2020 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mike.dechter@usda.gov 
Description: A new road to connect Cornville Road to State Route 260
Web Link:  https://verdeconnect.com/
Location: UNIT - Red Rock Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Design and construction of a new road to connect Cornville Road to State route 260. Will include a bridge to cross the Verde River.
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