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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
The Tonto National Forest will prepare and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal to improve ecological conditions within the project area usig tools such as fire and grazing management and to authorize continued livestock grazing.
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.