Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2019 to 03/31/2019
Kaibab National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest,  North Kaibab Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest,  Tusayan Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R3 - Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest,  Williams 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
AZ Public Service (APS) ROW Vegetation Management with Herbicides
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Objection Period Legal Notice 12/07/2018 
Expected:04/2019
 
04/2019 Heather Snow
505-842-3445
hsnow@fs.fed.us 
Description: FS must decide whether to allow APS to include using herbicides as a method to manage vegetation on existing APS transmission ROW within five National Forests in Arizona.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=45771
Location: UNIT - Kaibab National Forest All Units, Prescott National Forest All Units, Coconino National Forest All Units, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests All Units, Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Gila, Maricopa, Navajo, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Arizona Public Service Company Rights of Way across the Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott, and Tonto National Forests. See map on website.
Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Land management planning
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology
- Land ownership management
- Land acquisition
- Special use management
- Facility management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 08/2017 
Expected:12/2018  02/2019 Julie Molzahn
406-826-4352
jmolzahn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for the Arizona National Scenic Trail and management corridor.
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 NM to the Utah Border at Vermillion Cliffs- 800 miles south to north across the State of Arizona.
Prescott College Academic Outfitter and Guide Priority Use (2015-2025)
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/02/2015 
Expected:04/2018
 
05/2018 Julie Rowe
928-203-7516
jrowe@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service proposes to authorize Prescott College to conduct academic courses including new student orientation, adventure education, biology, human ecology, natural history, physical geography, field ecology, environmental conservation
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.
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Kaibab National Forest,   North Kaibab Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AZ Game & Fish Department Westside Constructed Waters Repair/Replacement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 12/21/2018  01/2019 Todd Russell
928-643-8175
toddrussell@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair/replace four (4) existing trick tanks / water development sites located on the NKRD; project activities will take place within previously disturbed footprints of the 4 sites: Rice Hollow, Pine Hollow, Kwagunt Hollow, and Ranger Pass tanks.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=55323
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - (4 sites): Township 36 North, Range 2 West, Section 30; and T36N, R1W, Sec.30; and T37N, R2W, Sec.23; and T37N, R1W, Sec.21, Gila and Salt River Baseline and Meridian (Coconino County, AZ). Kwagunt Hollow (Location: 36.479016N, 112.489526W); Rice Hollow (Location: 36.487705N, 112.446983W); Ranger Pass (Location: 36.588827N, 112.468673W); Pine Hollow (Location: 36.586305N, 112.4070W).
Burnt Corral Vegetation Management Project
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/09/2015
Est. Comment Period Public Notice 02/2019 
Expected:06/2019
 
07/2019 David Vincelette
928-643-8143
djvincelette@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purposes of the Burnt Corral project is to improve forest health and vigor, while improving habitat conditions which are more resilient to change in the event of wildfire and/or other climatic condition changes. Project acreage is ~ 28,052 acres.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=44236
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Planning stage - General Description: Townships 35 - 37 North, Ranges 1 West to 1 East, Gila and Salt River Baseline & Meridian, (Coconino County, Arizona). The Burnt Corral project area lies in the southwest portion of the Kaibab Plateau (i.e., south-southwest of Lookout Canyon and FS Road 22) on the North Kaibab Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest.
House Rock Wildlife Area (HRWA) Habitat Management Planning
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Natasha Kline
(928) 635-8351
nkline@fs.fed.us 
Description: Plan management activities to optimize wildlife habitat in HRWA, particularly for pronghorn, deer and bison. Actions may include thinning trees and shrubs to increase forage, and fence or use water to manage distribution of animals.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51985
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. House Rock Wildlife Area is located within the House Rock Valley south of Hwy. 89A, in the southeast part of North Kaibab Ranger District and adjacent to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
House Rock Wildlife Area Bison Management Improvements Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special area management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2019 
Expected:03/2019  03/2019 Natasha Kline
(928) 635-8351
nkline@fs.fed.us 
Description: Arizona Game and Fish Department is requesting authorization to perform bison habitat improvements in the House Rock Wildlife Area, including temporary water developments, new fencing, reconstruction of corrals, and development of a capture site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54296
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. The House Rock Wildlife Area is located in the SE corner of the North Kaibab Ranger District. Lees Ferry is 30 miles NE, and Jacobs Lake is 9 miles to the west and Marble Canyon located to the east.
Kaibab Plateau (NKRD) Wireless Communications Sites Development -aka VT & Telephone Hill Comm. Sites
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Special use management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/06/2018 
Expected:03/2019
 
03/2019 David Vincelette
928-643-8143
djvincelette@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct or place two new 180 foot tall communication towers on the North Kaibab Ranger District to provide reliable wireless telephone/emergency service for the Highway 67 corridor from Jacob lake to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52587
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - The VT Hill site is in the SE 1/4, Section 26, T35N, R2E. and the Telephone Hill site is in the SE 1/4 of Section 3, T36N, R2E, Gila and Salt River Base Meridian. (Coconino County, Arizona). VT Hill site is near De Motte Park, at F.S. VT Hill Comm. site (~ 20 miles south of Jacob Lake, AZ); Telephone Hill site is on Telephone Hill (~ 12 miles south of Jacob Lake, AZ); in Coconino County.
Kaibab Plateau Ecological Restoration Project (KPEP)
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
In Progress:
Comment Period Public Notice 10/05/2018 
Expected:01/2020
 
03/2020 Susan Farley
928-635-8331
sfarley@fs.fed.us 
Description: A vegetation thinning project through use of wildland fire management and small-diameter non-commercial tree thinning. The project is approximately 546,000 acres on the North Kaibab Ranger District on the Kaibab Plateau for all vegetation types.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54226
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Project includes approximately 546,000 acres of the Kaibab Plateau on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest. Wilderness and sensitive areas will be excluded from treatment.
NKRD Low-Capacity Waters Redevelopment Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Facility management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2019 
Expected:03/2019  04/2019 Todd Russell
928-643-8175
toddrussell@fs.fed.us 
Description: The NKRD low-capacity waters redevelopment project would replace 13 of the older style concrete wildlife drinkers and upgrade them with the newer higher capacity waters catchments and updated drinker systems.
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Located at various points (13 existing concrete drinker sites) throughout the North Kaibab Ranger District.
Warm Springs Tank to Mangum Springs, to Big Springs Waterline Project
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Land management planning
- Land ownership management
- Facility management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/01/2017 
Expected:01/2019
 
02/2019 David Vincelette
928-643-8100
djvincelette@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project will install 8.5 miles ( /-) of new waterline from Warm Springs tank to Mangum Springs (Phase 1~6 .8 miles), to Big Springs (Phase 2~1.7 miles), to improve the Jacob Lake public water system and associated communications and control line.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47875
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Starting in Sec.17, T38N, R1E, running 1.8 miles west (parallel to FSR 462), thence running 4.7 miles south (parallel to FSR 422) to Mangum Camp, thence running south 1.7 miles south to Big Springs.
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Kaibab National Forest,   Tusayan Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R3 - Southwestern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Anita/Cameron Allotment Analysis
EA

           *UPDATED*
- Grazing management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Amanda Ball
928-527-8263
amandaball@fs.fed.us 
Description: Incorporate new management direction and range improvement infrastructure in the Anita and Cameron allotments
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48309
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Portions of the Tusayan Ranger District south and east of the Town of Tusayan.
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Kaibab National Forest,   Williams 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 Switchyard Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/21/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
02/2019 Deirdre McLaughlin
928-635-5662
damclaughlin@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Williams Ranger Districts of the Kaibab National Forest proposes to issue a special use permit to Arizona Public Service Company to build a new power switchyard located approximately 7 miles southeast of Williams.
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. South Zone of the Kaibab National Forest.
Ebert Allotment Management Plan
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2019 
Expected:10/2019  10/2019 Amanda Ball
928-527-8263
amandaball@fs.fed.us 
Description: Analyze effects to resources from livestock grazing to determine if and how to reauthorize livestock grazing.
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts.
Kaibab South Zone Aspen Treatment
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Jessica Ouzts
928-635-5640
jessicarouzts@fs.fed.us 
Description: Conduct various stand improvement treatments to aspen stands throughout the district to increase stand vigor while reducing infestation of insects and disease.
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts, Kaibab National Forest.
Live Juniper Fuel Break Firewood Harvesting
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Forest products  Completed  Actual: 12/18/2018  12/2018 Steven Swatling
928-635-8232
sswatling@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts would like to provide the public the opportunity to collect fuelwood in the form of green wood from the proposed areas. This would be an addition to the current fuelwood program.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54170
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Williams and Tusayan Districts on the Kaibab National Forest.
Outfitter and Guide Term Permit
CE

           *UPDATED*
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 10/03/2018 
Expected:01/2019
 
04/2019 Joseph Maatman
907 228 4120
jmaatman@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Kaibab National Forest is seeking to transition outfitter and guides from temporary use permits to term permits. These permits would be issued to companies with history of use on the Forest. Eliminating the need for reissuing permits annually.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52013
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable. Williams and Tusayan Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest.
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