Rim Country Project

Rim Country Project area mapThe Forest Service is planning the 2nd landscape-scale, multi-forest EIS within the 4FRI footprint. The Rim Country EIS will analyze 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. If you have trouble viewing any of these documents, or have general questions or comments about the Rim Country EIS, contact us at 4FRI_comments@fs.fed.us.  

Rim Country Project Planning Timeline, September 2018


Working Draft Documents 

Alternative Development Workshops


  • Significant Issues. The seven (7) significant issues that will be responded to through mitigation measures or in alternatives.

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 27th. 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.

  • Public Meeting for draft PA -- Tuesday, May 10 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Messinger Funeral Home,  Payson AZ | additional details


Draft Boundary for the 4FRI Rim Country Project


Draft Amendments to Tonto NF Forest Plan

Forest Plans