APS NO1 Youngs to Mormon Lake 69kV Power Line
Proposal to construct approximately 21 miles of new 69kV power line along the Western Area Power 345 kV lines from Youngs Substation south of I-40 to Forest Road 125 to a new substation on federal land south of Mormon Lake.
Buck Mountain, Baker Butte Lookout Tower Viewshed Project
The project proposes to thin trees and reduce fuel loads around Buck Mountain and Baker Butte Lookout Towers to extend the viewshed, improve
the ability to detect wildfires and to reduce the threat of fire that could destroy the towers.
Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project
Project objectives are to restore and protect important watersheds around Flagstaff by reducing the risk of unnatural, high-severity wildfire and subsequent flooding on steep slopes through a variety of tree thinning methods.
More information about the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project is also available on the following website: http://www.flagstaffwatershedprotection.org/
Four-Forest Restoration Initiative EIS: Kaibab and Coconino
Implementation of forest restoration activities including thinning of trees, prescribed fire treatments, and watershed and road restoration within 988,764 acres of the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests. See www.fs.usda.gov/4fri for information.
Mountainaire Land Conveyance Correction
Implementation of Public Law 113-107 to authorize the conveyance of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of an erroneous survey conducted in 1960.
Mt Elden/Dry Lake Hills Recreation Planning
This project is planning for non-motorized recreation for trails, special uses and facilities in the Mt. Elden-Dry Lake Hills (MEDL) area. The next round of public involvement will be related to alternative development in summer 2014.
Plan Revision for the Coconino National Forest
Revision of the Coconino National Forest's Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) that guides activities on the Coconino NF such as recreation management and improvement of ecosystem health. For more information, visit http://go.usa.gov/gnzY
Spring Creek (Oak Creek Aquatic Species Protection)
Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) project to construct a fish barrier on Spring Creek to protect the native fish. BOR has prepared the NEPA analysis for public review and comment. The Forest Service will prepare a separate decision based on the analysis.
Stock tank invasive aquatic species management
Establish clearance for treatments of non-invasive aquatic species in sotck tanks to prevent non-native invasive fish and other aquatic species from being reintroduced to downstream habitat with Threatened, Endangeredm and Sensitive fish.
Tobias/Flynn Road Access
Proposal to construct a road from SR179 to private property across Oak Creek from Poco Diablo and Chavez Crossing Group Campground in Sedona. Proposal is the result of litigation requiring the Forest Service to provide an easement.
Turkey Butte/Barney Pasture Forest Health Restoration
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.
Hart Prairie Fuels Reduction & Forest Health Project
The Coconino National Forest is in the process of planning and conducting an environmental assessment of proposed fuels reduction and forest health restoration treatments around the communities of Hart Prairie and White Horse Park.
Kelly Motorized Trails
The goal of the Kelly Motorized Trails project is to create a sustainable motorized trail system for both single-track (motorcycles) and larger off-highway vehicles using a combination of existing non-system trails, roads, and new trail construction.
Pinegrove Campground Improvement and Kinnikinick Campground Conversion Project
The Peaks & Mormon Lake Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest is proposing to improve the Pinegrove Campground and convert the Kinnikinick Campground to a day-use area. The proposed project would address the growing demand for camping along the Lake Mary corridor by adjusting the management of Pinegrove and Kinnikinick campgrounds. This would involve improving and expanding camping availability and access at Pinegrove Campground and converting Kinnikinick to a day-use area, while continuing to provide dispersed camping opportunities along the road to Kinnikinick Lake. We are now accepting public comments on the EA for this project. Please see the Legal Notice below for details.
Schultz Sediment Reduction Project
Project will analyze the effects of issuing a special use permit for a Coconino County proposal to recontour and stabilize watershed channels within the 2010 Schultz burn area to reduce sediment production.
Show Low South Land Exchange
A proposal to exchange 1028 acres Federal Land (Apache-Sitgreaves NFs & Coconino NF) for 1558 acres of non federal lands (Apache-Sitgreaves, Prescott and Coconino NF).
Walker Basin Range Allotment
On March 21, 2011, District Ranger Heather Provencio signed a Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact for the proposed action in the Walker Basin Rangeland Management Analysis Environmental Assessment.
The proposed action would continue to authorize livestock grazing on the Walker Basin Range Allotment. Additionally, the proposed action contains specific improvements to manage and distribute cattle across the allotment. Additional adaptive management strategies have also been developed as part of this proposal.
The environmental assessment and decision can be reviewed below. There is a 45 day appeal period on the decision. The legal notice, describing appeal procedures, is also below.
Cave Springs Bank Stabilization
Stabilize banks of Oak Creek along Cave Springs campground. Would involve stabilizing a collapsing bank and possibly restoring a more natural central channel to the creek by filling in two constricted side channels and opening the middle.
Highway 180 Motorized Trails
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.
Sedona-Oak Creek Alternative Transportation Study
The proposal may include a shuttle operation, bicycle and pedestrian improvements. The proposal also may include new construction of additional parking areas or facilities, and modifications to vehicle access and parking at existing recreation sites. The Coconino National Forest is seeking public input on this proposal.
Please send your comments to Paul Supawanich, Associate Project Planner, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting
Associates; via telephone at (415)284- 1544) e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
postal mail at 116 New Montgomery Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94105. The agency
contact for this proposal is Sara Dechter, Social Science Analyst. She can be reached via telephone at (928) 527-3413 or by email at email@example.com. Your input would be most useful by July 1, 2013. The City of Sedona and the Northern Arizona intergovernmental Transportation Authority are partners in this process.
Cinch Hook Rock Pit Use
Project proposal is to develop and use available basalt rock material within the existing pit boundaries for Forest roads and administrative site maintenance and reconstruction. Rock materials may also be used for road maintenance for timber sales.
Little Bly Pit Rock Crushing Project
This project would crush and stock pile limestone rock that has been disposed of at the site for many years. The crushed rock aggregate would be used to improve forest and other roads on the District.
This project has been cancelled becasue the volume of rock available was too small and the equipment available for crushing it is not protable.
Logan's Crossing Watchable Wildlife Project
Project to develop parking and a walking trail to enhance bird watching and recreation opportunities along the Rio de Flag. Also includes installation of some interpretive signs.
Long Valley Experimental Forest Restoration Project
Purposes: to conduct experimental studies to further knowledge and practice of ecological restoration treatments in southwestern ponderosa pine ecosystems; reduce hazardous fuel accumulations; create a demonstration area over about 1,100 acres.
The project has been cancelled at this time.
Sedona Marathon Special Use Event
Special use permit to authorize the Sedona Marathon for the next 5 years. The course for the full and half marathon, as well as the 10K race, is partially located on the Coconino National Forest.
Timberline Trail System
Work with Coconino County Parks & Recreation to locate and construct an 8-mile trail connecting Timberline/Doney Park to the City of Flagstaff, near Flagstaff Mall. The trail will link with other Timberline/Doney inter-community trails and the FUTS.
Verde Valley Trail Planning
Establish a system of motorized and non-motorized use trails in the area around Rim Rock, Montezuma and McGuireville to provide a system of sustainable trails.
Watershed Camp Permit Issuance
Proposal by Visionquest to obtain a permit for the Watershed Camp to operate a youth program typically through contracts with the Dept of Corrections.
West Fork of Oak Creek Aquatic Restoration
The West Fork of Oak Creek Aquatic Restoration Scoping Letter is now out for public comment; comments are due by October 2, 2009. The West Fork of Oak Creek, a perennial tributary to Oak Creek has been identified as a potential waterbody to repatriate native aquatic species including Gila trout, loachminnow, spikedace, and northern leopard frogs. The WFOC Aquatic Restoration Project proposes to build an exclusionary fish barrier, eliminate nonnative aquatic species, and re-establish native aquatic species in the creek. Establishment of native aquatic species would be a step forward in the recovery of rare species.
Year-round Recreation Site Access Points, Mogollon Rim Ranger District
Project proposal is to provide new public access and parking areas with various levels of amenities on major forest travel routes for purposes of accommodating winter recreation and increased year-round recreation. The project is currently on hold until until appropriate funding can be obtained.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.