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.
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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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.
Mesa vegetation regeneration and habitat improvement
Approximately 30 acres of land that has been highly impacted by OHV use will be regenerated by planting cactus and other native plants to restore these areas to a natural state. Approximately 10 miles of pipe rail fencing or boulders will be used.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonto National Forest Motorized Travel Management
The Tonto National Forest is in the process of implementing the Travel Management Rule which calls for establishing a system of roads, trails, and areas designated for motorized vehicle use and determining suitable locations for dispersed camping.
After initiating compliance with the Travel Management Rule under an EA, the Tonto National Forest determined that the level of significance reached a point that environmental analysis for travel management under an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) would be more appropriate. All comments provided throughout the process thus far, including those to the 2009 proposed action, the 2012 Environmental Assessment, and public meetings, will continue to be considered and may be incorporated into either the proposed action for the EIS or alternatives to that proposed action.
Canyon Creek Hatchery Permit Renewal
Special use permit renewal for existing Canyon Creek Hatchery issued to Arizona Game and Fish Department . Permit is for 16 acres for developments/facilities of hatchery operations.
Goldfield Cellular Site
Construction of Cellular facility adjacent to the Goldfield administrative site on the Lower Salt River. A relay facility will be constructed on Stewart Mountain and equipment added to existing facility at Saguaro Lake Marina.
Payson Administrative Site Sale
To sell approximately 260 acres of the Payson Administrative Site that is not utilized and is hard to manage, and build new admin facilities. The forest was given authority to sell this site with PL 106-48 - Arizona National Forest Improvement Act.
Vosberg 2013 Juniper Treatment
The purpose of this project is to remove encroaching junipers on 870 acres of grassland with a bulldozer to reduce canopy cover and increase herbaceous cover to improve watershed conditions and improve forage production for livestock and wildlife.
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.
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.