Superior Wildlife Water Catchments
Reconstruct two wildlife water catchments in Sonoran Desert to increase water availability for local wildlife during dry periods. Updated materials and design will increase water storage and wildlife access, and decrease maintenance costs.
Activities Connected to the Pinto Valley Mine
The proposed action is a consolidated authorization to extend previously authorized and/or ongoing activities and uses on National Forest System lands, and limited expansion of existing surface uses for ancillary operations.
Bighorn Sheep Population Management Project
The purpose of this project is to authorize the Arizona Game and Fish Department to land helicopters in designated wilderness areas on the Tonto National Forest to capture bighorn sheep. The Notice to Comment was published in the Arizona Capital Times on August 1, 2014 marking the beginning of the 30 day comment period. The comment period will end September 2, 2014. This project is an activity implementing a land management plan and subject to the objection process described in 36 CFR 218 Subparts A and B.
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.
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Payson RD OHV Management Planning
Public scoping for the Payson OHV Recreation Project generated much public interest. As a result of public input from the scoping period, the Payson District Ranger has modified the project and removed the Houston Mesa Equestrian Camp from consideration as an OHV area. A project Scoping Report has also been released to clarify the intent of the project and describe the ongoing analysis process in more detail. The Scoping Report outlines the existing condition in the project area, along with the desired future condition. It also details the purpose and need for the action, along with a modified proposed action. Finally, this report outlines the next steps in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.
Plan of Operations for Imerys Perlite Mine
Consolidates previous Plan of Operation and Special Use Permit authorizations, including continued operation of existing sedimentation basin; Use of segments of Forest Roads 229, 989, and 2403 for hauling; and mining at two unpatented claims.
Pleasant Valley Northwest Grazing Allotments Analysis
This analysis covers five grazing allotments and will address actions needed to formalize an adaptive management livestock grazing strategy to maintain or move resources toward desired conditions in the project area as in the Tonto NF Plan.
Red Creek, Six Bar, and Skeleton Ridge Grazing
To improve ecological conditions within three grazing allotments using tools such as adaptive grazing and wildlife habitat improvement and by maintaining or replacing aging structural range improvements such as fences, water developmements.
Salt River Allotments Vegetative Management EIS
On February 22, 2013, the EPA published the Notice of Availability for the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), beginning the 45-day comment period that will end on April 8, 2013. The draft EIS contains the purpose and need of the project; a description of the alternatives including the proposed action; discussions of the affected environment describing physical, biological, social and economic components for each potentially affected resource; and discussions of environmental consequences, including direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of the alternatives, including the No Action Alternative (FSH 1909.15.20).
Comments should be submitted to Debbie Cress, Project Leader, Tonto National Forest, 2324 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006 (602)225-5328 or faxed to (602)225-5295. Comments may be submitted by email to email@example.com
Sunflower Allotment Environmental Assessment
The Mesa Ranger District is preparing an environmental assessment to develop an adaptive management strategy to reauthorize livestock grazing in a manner which maintains or improves resource conditions on the allotment. We are currently accepting input on the proposed action.
Tonto National Forest Motorized Travel Management
PROJECT UPDATE: In response to several requests, Neil Bosworth, Supervisor of the Tonto National Forest, has decided to extend the 45 day comment period by an additional 30 calendar days.
The deadline for submitting comments on the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) has been extended to September 17, 2014.
As a reminder, this project is an activity implementing a land management plan and subject to the objection process described in 36 CFR 218 Subparts A and B. It is the responsibility of persons providing comments to submit them by the close of the comment period. Only those who submit timely and specific written comments will have eligibility to file and objection under §218.8. Individuals and originations wishing to be eligible to object must meet the information requirements in §218.25(a)(3). Names and contact information submitted with comments will become part of the public record and may be released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Parallel Prescribed Burn
The project is to use prescribed fire to improve timer stands and wildlife habitat by decreasing fire intensity potential.
Haigler Fuels Analysis
Manage timber and other woody vegetation to help maintain forest health, reduce forest fuels, and improve wildlife habitat and range conditions on approximately 43,435 acres of the Tonto National Forest.
AT&T Roosevelt Dam Cellular Tower
Issue a new 10 year authorization to New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC a subsidary of AT&T Mobility LLC to operate and maintaint the existing Roosevelt Dam Cellular Communications Tower on the Tonto Basin Ranger District.
Bull and Jim Claims Uranium Drilling Exploration
Conduct exploratory drilling to assess the potential presence and depth of uranium ore deposits on both the Bull and Jim Claims. Bull: Drill one to five holes at one pad/site. Jim: Drill five holes at three different pads/sites.
Cragin Water Pipeline Alternate Route
Alternate route for the Cragin Water Pipeline. Alternate route would follow already existing utility corridor for approximately 1/10th of a mile and less than 40 feet wide.
Lower Camp Creek Road Maintenance
Update and reauthorize an existing special use permit for 1.1 mile of road 24F (lower Camp Creek Road). Special use permit authorizes road and gate maintenance. This road provides access to 18 recreation residences.
Magnetotelluric Geophysical Survey
Resolution Copper Mining, LLC proposes to conduct a magnetotelluric geophysical investigation east of Superior, AZ. Sites along survey grid would be accessed from existing roads and by foot travel.
Millsite Allotment Water Development Projects
The Mesa Ranger District is proposing to add three new 10,000 gallon storage tanks and two 600 gallon toughs to improve range condition through better livestock distribution and provide additional wildlife waters in three pastures on the allotment.
Pinto Valley Exploration Drilling
BHP Copper USA, Inc. proposes to conduct explroation drilling at three sites in areas adjacent to Pinto Valley Mine on National Forest System land.
Pleasant Valley Misc. Piles
Burn slash piles located on Pleasant Valley R.D. that are not located on an administrative site and are not covered by any other NEPA.
Southern Fuel Breaks
Construct approximately 500 acres of fuel breaks around private land contained within the Tonto National Forest.
Tanner Wildfire Salvage Sale
The Pleasant Valley Ranger District is proposing to provide a commercial salvage sale within the boundary of the Tanner Wildfire (Sept. 2011) and remove 235 acres of dead or dying trees within 250 feet of State Highway 288.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.