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Schedule of Proposed Actions

The Schedule of Proposed Actions details all projects on the Tonto that are scheduled for environmental analysis and decisions. The purpose of this schedule is to provide information regarding the nature and location of proposed projects and their status in the analysis process.

Click here to review the Schedule of Proposed Actions for the Tonto National Forest and all other national forests and grasslands.

Please visit the Projects and Plans page for the Southwest Region.

Appeals Decisions

Administrative Appeal Decision
Forest Service line officers make many resource management decisions each year. Most of these decisions are based upon either an environmental impact statement (EIS) or environmental assessment, and are subject to administrative appeal. Usually, all administrative processes established by the Secretary of Agriculture or required by law must be exhausted before a person may bring a court action associated with planning decisions. There are several different regulations under which appeals may be made. A list of each of these regulations and an explanation of their use can be found at:

How do Appeals Work?

Forest Service Environmental Appeal Responses

Southwestern Region Appeals
Contains Southwestern Region documents identified for inclusion by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552(a)(2)).

Washington Office Projects & Policies
Visit the Washington Office Projects and Policies page to learn what is new at the National Level of the Forest Service. Features the Process Predicament report.

FOIA

For info on the Freedom of Information Act, please visit our FOIA page.

CERCLA

Phillips Mines, Mill and Mining Camp Site EE/CA
Tonto National Forest officials are requesting public comment on the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) for the Phillips Mines, Mill and Mining Camp Site, located on the Globe Ranger District, Globe, Ariz.  All public comments are due by close of business, Monday, July 15, 2013. The purpose of the EE/CA report is to present a detailed analysis of remediation (cleanup) alternatives that can be used for decision-making.  In addition, the analysis presented in this EE/CA includes discussion of background information, waste characteristics, applicable or relevant and appropriate requirements (ARAR), a risk assessment, and the development and screening of cleanup alternatives.

Tonto National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

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.

AZ Public Service-Salt River Project ROW Vegetation Management with Herbicides

FS must decide if to allow APS and SRP to include using herbicides as a method to manage vegetation on existing APS and SRP transmission ROW within five National Forests in Arizona.

Pine Creek Well Pipeline & Drinker

It is proposed by the Forest Service and the permittee to install a new water storage tank and associated drinkers, as well as approximately 1 mile of surface pipeline.

Under Analysis

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.

Bar X Tanks

It is proposed by the permittee to construct seven new tanks on the Bar X allotment. All the tanks will be adjacent to existing system roads and will collect run-off from the roadways. All tanks will be approximately 50 ft X 100ft and will be appro

Barnhardt Troughs & Storage

It is proposed by the Forest Service and the permittee to install a new 2,500 gallon storage tank and two new troughs along the route of an existing surface polypipe.

Board Tree Saddle Mineral Material Source

The Arizona Department of Transportation has proposed to expand the existing 2.3 acre pit to a depth of 30 feet. Material excavated would be used for maintenance of a portion of State Route 288.

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.

Carlota Copper Company Solar Photo Voltaic Permit Application

Carlotta Copper Company is seeking a 20 year special use permit to repurpose the main waste rock pile into utility-scale solar photo voltaic array. Energy would be used to power onsite operations with excess energy returned to the grid.

Connor Canyon Mineral Material Source

The Arizona Department of Transportation has proposed to resume use of the existing 4.5 acre mineral material pit, of which 2.5 acres has previously been excavated. Material would be used for maintenance of SR 288 between Reynolds Creek and Young.

Copper King Project

Minerals exploration proposal which includes the use of existing roads for drill site access and some sites accessed by helicopter.

Diamond Rim Grazing Analysis

To develop and implement a single grazing strategy on the Little Green Valley Grazing Complex which is consistent with the Tonto National Forest Land Management Plan, as amended.

Fish Creek Mineral Material Borrow Source

The Arizona Department of Transportation has proposed to reopen and expand the existing Fish Creek Mineral Material borrow pit to obtain mineral materials necessary for the maintenance of State Route 88.

Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan

Creation of a Comprehensive River Management Plan for Fossil Creek as described in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The project is on both the Coconino National Forest and the Tonto National Forest.

New Delph Tank & Bear Tank Maintenance

The purpose of this project is to create new water developments that capture and store water for authorized livestock and wild ungulates.

New Dutchman Well

Ground disturbance would include use of a truck-mounted drill rig to drill the well, pipeline, and/or armature to link the new well with an existing windmill and water storage tanks.

New Soldier Camp Tanks

It is proposed by the Forest Service and the permittee to construct four new roadside tanks. Tanks will be 50ft. X 100 ft. X 8-10 ft. deep. This project has been funded by the AZG&F Department as a habitat improvement for elk ,deer and small game.

Payson RD OHV Management Planning

This projects seek to do the following: Develop OHV staging areas across Payson, prohibit camping within 200' of streams unless designated, and designate an OHV specific campground.

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.

Potato Butte New Tank

It is proposed by the Forest Service and the permittee to construct a new dirt tank.

Red Top Project

Minerals exploration proposal including use of existing roads to provide access for drilling.

Resolution Baseline Hydrological & Geotechnical Data Gathering Activities

Resolution Copper Mining, LLC proposes to collect hydrologic, geochemical and geotechnical data in order to provide baseline information on these aspects of the environment over an area being considered for a potential tailings storage site.

Spring Creek New Tank

It is proposed by the Forest Service and the permittee to construct a new dirt tank.

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.

Tonto Basin, 7/K, and Walnut Allotment Management Plans

Update managment plans for three active grazing allotments

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.

Analysis Completed

Bulldog Canyon Area Unauthorized Uninventoried Route Obliteration Project

The proposal is to obliterate apx 75 miles of unauthorized, uninventoried motorized routes in the Bulldog Canyon Permit Area.

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.

On Hold

Bighorn Sheep Population Management Project

Authorize the use of helicopters by the Arizona Game and Fish Department to capture, release, translocate, monitor populations, and conduct research of bighorn sheep on the Tonto National FOrest, including wilderness areas.

Flying V and Flying H Allotment Management Plans

Update and reauthorize two allotment management plans.

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.

Pinaladera WUI Fuels Management

Fuels reduction on approximately 83,558 acres south of Globe. Area includes the Pinal Mountain Recreation Area.

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.

Cancelled

Goose & Stewart Tank Maintenance

It is proposed by the Forest Service and the permittee to conduct maintenance activities on Goose and Stewart Tanks.

Project Archive

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