Projects

 

Status of Forest Projects

This page lists forest projects in different stages of analyses.  You may also find past projects, their objectives, and their results. If you are seeking information about a specific project or other project not listed, contact the appropriate NEPA Specialist or the appropriate Coronado NF Office.

Coronado National Forest Current and Recent Projects



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Under Analysis

CAMP TATIYEE LAND EXCHANGE - 0100 #5004

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. See other documents here: http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/asnf/projects/proj2007.shtml

Changes to Douglas Ranger District Motorized Travel System

The Forest proposes changes to the motorized travel system to meet newly identified Forest administrative and user needs and to protect ecological and cultural resource from future damage and/or degradation.

Changes to Nogales Ranger District Motorized Travel System

Forest proposes to add, decommission, close and change designation of roads in National Forest System database and prohibit off-road motorized travel for dispersed camping in certain areas.

Changes to Safford Ranger District Motorized Travel System

The Forest proposes changes to the motorized travel system to meet newly identified Forest administrative and user needs and to protect areas of documented ecological and cultural resource impacts from future damage and/or degradation.

Changes to Santa Catalina Ranger District Motorized Travel System

Proposed changes to motorized transportation system to accommodate user and administrative needs and protect natural resources

Changes to Sierra Vista Ranger District Motorized Travel System

The Forest proposes changes to the motorized travel system to meet newly identified Forest administrative and user needs and to protect areas of documented ecological and cultural resource impacts from future damage and/or degradation.

Fuelwood Collection on the Safford Ranger District

The Forest proposes to evaluate areas of the Pinaleno, Galiuro, Winchester and Santa Teresa Mountains to identify where fuelwood harvests of dead/standing and dead/down wood are environmentally acceptable for authorization.

Grazing Permit Reauthorization, Lake Allotment

The Forest proposes to reauthorize the grazing permit for the Lake Allotment.

Helicopter Use by AZ Game and Fish Dept within Pusch Ridge Wilderness

The Forest proposes to authorize the Arizona Game and Fish Department to use helicopters in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness to investigate mortalities of desert bighorn sheep on the Santa Catalina Ranger District.

Improvements at Marshall Gulch Picnic Area and Trailhead

Replace restrooms, renovate picnic sites and trailheads, install vehicular bridges over stream, naturalize stream channel, and improve roads and parking areas.

Landscape Scale Vegetation Management in Catalina-Rincon Mountains (FireScape)

Forest proposes mechanical and prescribed fire treatments on about 220,000 acres of Forest and adjacent Federal, state and private lands.

Mowry Allotment Analysis

The proposed action is to authorize continued livestock grazing on the Mowry Allotment using an adaptive management strategy.

Plan of Operations, Dice #8 Placer Exploration Project

Placer exploration including excavation of trenches, physical processing with classifier and trommel.

Plan of Operations, Korn Kob Minerals Exploration Project

Proposed locatable minerals exploration including 42 drill sites. Drilling is proposed on existing roads within an inventoried roadless area

Plan of Operations, Minerals Exploration, Hermosa Drilling Project

Exploration and geotechnical drilling, monitoring well installation, and test trenching at 46 locations. Includes temporary access roads, overland travel, foot travel, road maintenance on existing roads, and well monitoring.

Revision of Coronado National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan

The current Coronado National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan became effective in 1986, and it has been amended. To update its content and direction, the Forest has prepared a Draft Revised Forest Plan that is undergoing NEPA review

Road Construction (5 miles) - Customs and Border Protection

Provide improved access to the U.S./Mexico border on the Coronado National Forest by constructing approximately 5 miles of roads that will enable CBP to safely and effectively execute its mission while protecting the forest natural resource.

Rosemont Copper Project

The Forest proposes to approve an open-pit copper mine operation on private land with processing and other facilities on National Forest. Actual decision and implementation dates will depend on the nature and number of comments received on the DEIS. More information about this project can be accessed at the www.RosemontEIS.us website.

Seventy Six, Two Troughs, and Cedar Springs Allotments Analysis

Complete environmental analysis to authorize the continued grazing on the Seventy Six, Two Troughs, and Cedar Springs Allotments. The analysis will include the addition of three pipelines with drinkers and storage tanks.

Special-Use Permits for Occupancy of Recreation Residences at Old Columbine and Turkey Flat, Safford

New permits for occupancy of recreation residences at Old Columbine and Turkey Flat tracts are proposed to be issued for a 20-year term,

Analysis Completed

Dragoon Allotment Livestock Water Pipeline Project

Installation of a new livestock pipeline and burying of several existing pipelines on the Dragoon allotment, as well as extending the grazing season while lowering the livestock numbers on the Middlemarch allotment in the Dragoon EcoloEMA.

Landscape Scale Vegetation Management in the Galiuro Mountains (FireScape)

Prescribed burning is proposed over a 10-year period across the Galiuro mountain range to improve wildlife habitat and reduce fuel loads.

On Hold

Grazing Permit Reauthorization, Gardner Allotment

Forest proposes to reauthorize the grazing permit for the Gardner Allotment.

Grazing Permit Reauthorization, Redrock Pasture-Kunde Allotment

Proposal to reauthorize grazing permit for the Redrock Pasture on the Kunde Allotment.

Landscape Scale Vegetation and Water Resource Management (FireScape)

The Forest proposes to manage vegetation and make watershed improvements across the District.

Loma Linda Hazardous Fuels Reduction

Hazardous fuel reduction treatments (thinning, mechanical, prescribed fire) on approximately 150 acres in the Loma Linda area south of Summerhaven on the Santa Catalina Ranger District.

Plan of Operations, Moore & Moore #4 Placer Exploration Project

Placer exploration accomplished by material excavation, physical processing with classifier and trommel.

Plan of Operations, Oracle Ridge Mining LLC Access, Parking, and Utility Project

Proposed activities on NFS land to support of operations at the Oracle Ridge Mine, which is located on private land. Proposed activities include use of Forest roads, a parking area and a utility corridor.

Special-Use Approval, Water Stations for Emergency Use, Humane Borders, Inc.

The Forest proposes to authorize Humane Borders Inc. to place three 55-gallon water stations on the Nogales Ranger District for emergency use.

Cancelled

Decommissioning of Unauthorized Roads, Nogales Ranger District

Proposed Decommissioning of Unauthorized Roads

Decommissioning of Unauthorized Roads, Santa Catalina Ranger District

Forest proposes to decommission about 15 miles of unauthorized roads.

Improvements to Pena Blanca Lake Recreation Facilities

Forest proposes to develop campground and other recreation facilities at Pena Blanca Lake.

Pheromone Treatment of Douglas-fir to Prevent Post-fire Bark Beetle Infestation

The Forest proposes to apply the pheromone, MCH, a naturally occurring compound, to prevent trees from infestation by bark beetles.

Plan of Operation, Millrock Minerals Exploration

This Plan of Operations has been withdrawn by the proponent.

Plan of Operation, 5 Amigos #1, Gold Exploration

The proponent has withdrawn the plan of operations and this project is being cancelled.

Plan of Operations, Javelina Minerals Exploration

The Forest proposes to authorize drilling of 8 holes for minerals exploration.

Plan of Operations, Margarita Minerals Exploration

This project has been cancelled due to the proponent withdrawing request.

Recreation Enhancements in Lower Miller Canyon

The Forest proposes to restore and delineate Lower Miller Canyon Trailhead and create semi-developed campsites.

Recreation Enhancements, Sycamore Canyon

The Forest proposes to restore and delineate off-highway vehicle parking areas and create semi-developed camping sites.

Special-Use Permit, Grazing Area Transfer to Brian Brill

The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to Brian Brill, authorizing the transfer of grazing authority.

Special-Use Permit, Outfitter/Guide, Arizona Hunting Adventures, Keith Hubbard

The Forest proposes to issue a special-use permit to Keith Hubbard, doing business as Arizona Hunting Adventures, authorizing outfitter-guide activities on all five districts of the Coronado National forest.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.