Changes to Motor Vehicle Designations
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
Cragin Watershed Protection Project
Fuels reduction over about 64,000 acres within and adjacent to the watersheds that drain into the C. C. Cragin (formerly known as Blue Ridge) Reservoir.
9205K Road Realignment Project
The 9205K road is open to motorized use, but the area is made up of a network of dozens of miles of intertwining unauthorized routes. This project will delineate the road alignment and parking, and block and obliterate adjacent unauthorized routes.
APS 69kv Power Line Permit for Childs-Irving Line
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.
Buck Mountain Lookout Tower Viewshed Project
The project proposes to thin trees and reduce fuel loads around Buck Mountain Lookout Tower to extend the viewshed, improve
the ability to detect wildfires and to reduce the threat of fire that could destroy the tower.
Chavez Ranch Road Improvements
Proposal by private developer in coordination with Yavapai County to improve Chavez Ranch Road from Cathedral Vista Road to private property, including road construction.
Clint's Well Underground Powerline Replacement
Proposal by Arizona Public Service to replace a buried powerline from Lake Mary Road to Hwy 87 and along Forest Road 632 and 9033H east of Clints Well. This line replaces a failing existing buried line with minor realignments.
Cornville Single Track Trail
Evaluate the existing 26-mile social trail known locally as theCornville Single Track Trail for adoption into the Red Rock Trail System. Implementation is dependent on partner involvement.
Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project
NOTICE OF OBJECTION RESOLUTION MEETING -- September 22, 2015 at 13:00, Coconino NF Supervisor's Office, 1824 S Thompson St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Purpose is to discuss and hopefully resolve objections associated with the FWPP draft decision.
Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Geotechnical Soil Test
Conduct a geotechnical soil test within the Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River corridor in the vicinity of the historic Fossil Creek Bridge. Evaluate soils to determine if there is potential for a replacement bridge adjacent to the historic bridge.
Fossil Creek WSR Interim Management (2015)
Implement additional interim management actions to protect Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River (WSR) values and improve public safety. Short-term actions include using a reservation system and temporary entry booths to manage day use and camping.
Evaluate the vacant Ike's Backbone grazing allotment for closure due to infeasibility of managing grazing on it because of size and topography.
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
Soldier Pass Motorized Use
Analysis of motorized use on Soldier Pass Road and how to bring it into compliance with Forest Plan direction for social encounter levels. Use currently exceeds capacity.
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.
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.
Arizona Trail Gate Improvement Project
This project would replace gates on the Arizona Trail at nine locations on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District to allow for improved accessibility by hikers, bikers and trail users with livestock and to provide for safer crossings at roadways.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Walker Basin Range Allotment
Re-authorization of livestock grazing in a manner that maintains and/or moves the area toward Forest Plan objectives and desired conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.