Projects

Current Projects

Published documents and notices for the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests including Environmental Assessments, Decision Notices, Findings of No Significant Impact, Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements, and Records of Decision.


 

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.

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Under Analysis

4FRI Rim Country Project

Landscape-scale restoration on the Coconino, Apache-Sitgreaves, and Tonto National Forests of ponderosa pine ecosystems, designed to maintain, improve, and restore ecosystem structure, pattern, function, and resiliency.

Alpine Water System Improvement Project

Alpine Domestic Water proposes to install a water storage tank, with a short access road, and pipeline to supply water to residents of southeastern Alpine, AZ. The Alpine RD would issue a Special Use Permit for construction on, and use of FS land.

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Public Motorized Travel Management Plan

A proposal to designate motorized travel routes (roads and trails) in areas on federal lands administered by the Forest Service within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests in order to comply with the Travel Management Rule (36 CFR 212).

City of Show Low Sewer Lines - Master Permit Renewal

The purpose of this proposal is to reissue a Special Use Permit to the City of Show Low for buried utilities (sewer). The project area encompasses the incorporated limits of the City of Show Low on the Lakeside Ranger District.

FY2020 - APS Master Permit Reissuance

The purpose of this action is to reissue a Special Use Permit to Arizona Public Service for 33Kv and below distribution lines for up to 30 years, as well as a set of 69kV lines.

Heber Allotment Analysis

Allotment analysis to determine re-issuance of a term grazing permit, what grazing management strategy will be implemented in the allotment management plan (AMP), treatments for grassland restoration and maintenance, and placement of tanks and fence.

Heber Wild Horse Territory Plan

To develop a management plan for the Heber Wild Horse Territory

Analysis Completed

East Eagle/Mud Springs Hazardous Fuels Reduction

Hazardous fuels reduction project to maintain and restore fire adapted ecosystems to their natural fire regimes condition classes, using vegetation treatments, mechanical and/or hand thinning and pretreatments, prescribed fire and managed wildfire.

Stateline NEPA-Clifton RD Decision 2

Reauthorization of livestock grazing for allotments on Clifton RD: Blackjack, Hickey, and Pleasant Valley. For EA/project documents see url: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=22466, the joint Apache-Sitgreaves and Gila NFs project.

Stateline Range NEPA

Re-authorize livestock grazing for allotments on Gila NF-Glenwood RD and on A-S NF-Clifton RD. The Clifton RD allotment decisions can be found at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57226

Stateline Range NEPA-Clifton RD Decisions 1 and 2

Reauthorization of grazing for allotments on Clifton RD: Alma Mesa, Lop Ear, Copperas, Keller Canyon, Black Jack, Hickey,and PV. For EA/proj docs see url: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=22466, the joint ASNFs-GNF project.

On Hold

Four Springs Trail Realignment

Reroute approximately 4.5 miles of the Four Springs Trail to improve trail sustainability, mitigate erosion and resource damage issues, and improve non-motorized recreational opportunities.

Lakeside District Office Conveyance

Analyze NF land at the Lakeside Ranger Station for sale under FS Facility Realignment & Enhancement Act (FSFREA, PL 109-54). This also involves analyzing the location of a new ranger station. There will be 2 decisions from this analysis.

Navapache System Communication Tower

Install a less than 50ft tall communication tower (repeater) on Maness Peak adjacent to Forest System Roads 14A and 14G. The repeater would help ensure communication is feasible with isolated communities along the Blue River.

Prescott College Academic Outfitter and Guide Priority Use (2015-2025)

The Forest Service proposes to authorize Prescott College to conduct academic field courses year-round across forests in Arizona including adventure education, biology, human ecology, natural history, physical geography, & field ecology.

Proposal for Willow Springs Lake Spillway Barrier

Install a series of fish screens within the reservoir concrete spillway to be able to filter out nonnative fish moving downstream during spring spill events following snow melt.

Wilson Right-of-Way

To issue a Right of Way permit for Forest System Roads 9853W and 9854F to allow a private property owner to maintain the road for access to his land.

Woodland Connector Trail

The Town of Pinetop-Lakeside currently has no direct access from Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex to trails in the Woodland Lake Park. Thus, we propose 2 connector trails would create that connection and allow for better access to this area.

Cancelled

Heber-Overgaard Non-motorized Trail System

Create a trail system which connects the County Park with existing trails. The system would include new trails to get existing trails off of forest roads 50 and 51.

Navopache Electric Cooperative Trunk Line Addition

NEC has proposed to amend existing permit, adding new trunk line extending from transfer station on FR488H to Buckskin Road in Heber, AZ. New line would occupy less than 1/4 mile total distance crossing forest, parallel to FR488H in a 20' corridor.

North Escudilla Livestock Grazing Allotment Analysis

Develop an allotment management plan (AMP) that accounts for current environmental conditions, identifies a management strategy in balance with overall livestock grazing allotment capacity which progresses towards achieving desired conditions.

Ryan Ranch Easement

Provide an easement to allow access to private property historically known as Ryan Ranch that would extend 942 linear feet from Forest Service Road 99A and along previously numbered Road 99M to the property. A gate may be placed at FS Road 99A

Scott Reservoir Overnight Camping Open-season Amendment

Reduce overnight camping at Scott Reservoir Campground from March 1 - November 1 to April 1 - October 15 for resource protection due to wet winter conditions.

South Fork Little Colorado River Lower Barrier Enhancement

This project has been cancelled due to need to focus on other projects.

Project Archive

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



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