Rim Country Project

mogollon rimThe Forest Service is planning the 2nd landscape-scale, multi-forest project within the 4FRI footprint. The Rim Country Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzes portions of the Coconino, Apache-Sitgreaves, and Tonto National Forests. Planning documents will be posted to this page as they are created, newest on top.

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Geospatial Data used for the Rim Country Project is available on the Rim Country Geospatial Data page.


Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

  • Comment Period is October 19, 2019 through January 16, 2020 -- The EPA published the Notice of Availability (NOA) for the DEIS in the Federal Register, initiating the 90-day public comment period.
  • SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS, INCLUDING ATTACHMENTS, ONLINE​.  Comments can also be submitted by email, mail, fax, or in person, and information about how to do so can be found in the Cover Letter and Reader's Guide.  
  • Public Meetings:
    • Nov. 12, 2019: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Payson and Pleasant Valley Ranger District Office, 1009 East Highway 260 Payson, AZ 85541
    • Dec. 2, 2019: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Black Mesa Ranger District Office, 2748 East Highway 260 Overgaard, AZ 85933
    • Dec. 3, 2019: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Arizona Game and Fish Department Region II Office, 3500 S Lake Mary Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Story Map - a supplement to the DEIS
Tom Bean photo - Rim Country Story Map

4FRI Rim Country DEIS: Full Document

  • DEIS Vol 1 [17.8 MB]
  • DEIS Vol 2 [8.4 KB]
    • Note: The Appendix A Map Packet is available below for download

4FRI Rim Country DEIS: Chapters and Appendices


Specialist Reports

Alternatives Development

Proposed Action and Scoping

Rim Country Scoping Comments

Proposed Action Out for Comment

The Rim Country Proposed Action is posted here for your review and comments. The scoping period will run for 45 days from the date the Notice of Intent was published in the Federal Register, June 27, 2016. Comments will be most helpful if received by August 11th. Please review the cover letter for different ways to comment; you can also submit your comments using this link to the project page: Comment on the Rim Country PA.


Draft Proposed Action

The draft Proposed Action for the Rim Country EIS is available here for your review and feedback.

Draft Boundary for the 4FRI Rim Country Project



Forest Plans