Projects

Travel Management Rule

In 2012, Coconino National Forest implemented travel management regulations governing OHVs and other motor vehicle use in compliance with agency regulations. Learn more and access official documents related to travel management on the Coconino National Forest.

 

Range Management

Documents related to grazing allotments on the Coconino National Forest.

 

Logging

Current logging projects on the Coconino National Forest.

 

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) for the Coconino National Forest

The Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) contains a list of proposed actions that will soon begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis and documentation. We encourage your early and ongoing involvement in any proposals of interest to you.

Related: Forest Service Schedule of Proposed Actions throughout the nation

 

National Environmental Policies Act (NEPA)

Published documents and notices for the Coconino National Forest including Environmental Assessments, Decision Notices, Findings of No Significant Impact, Draft and Final Enviromental Impact Statements, and Records of Decision.

For older projects, see "Prior Years Published Documents and Notices"

 

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Coconino National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

5 Mile Communication Site Improvements

Construction of three equipment shelters and replacement of two generators,chain link fence and existing guyed tower with self supporting tower. This would all occur within the existing communication site boundary.

Arizona Public Service Master Permit Reissuance

Reissue permit for operation and maintenance of aerial/buried distribution power lines, including facilities like gates/utility boxes/pads/other communication poles and equipment. Vegetation removal and equipment replacement is included with permit.

Fred Haught Trail Reroute and Trailhead Improvement Project

Re-routing of a 0.5 mile section of the Fred Haught Trail and installation of 3 kiosks at nearby hiking trail trailheads.

Green Private Access Road

Proposed access to private property off the Chavez Ranch Road near Sedona. Single driveway access.

Mt Elden Communication Site Lease Reissuances

To issue new communication site leases/permits for existing facilities on Mt Elden, including Devil's Head and TV Hill sites, that are expiring.

Old Indian Road Permit

Proposal from private landowners to drive and do maintenance, including minor improvements to an administrative road in Oak Creek Canyon referred to as Old Indian Road

Prairie to Pines Motorized Trail

The goal of this project is to provide Forest visitors with a sustainable motorized, multi-use trail system along the Hwy 180 corridor that minimizes impacts to natural resources and social concerns/issues.

SBA Communication Site improvements, Mount Elden

construction of a new concrete pad, generator, and propane tank at the SBA Tower on Mount Elden.

SRP Flowtography site installation and helicopter landing zones for access

SRP would like to install two "flowtography" and snow level monitoring sites on the Mogollon Rim District. They would also like to identify helicopter landing sites nearby for access to the sites for maintenance and repair.

TDS COMM LLC FIBER OPTIC LINE

construction and maintenance of a new fiber optic line and associated microwave tower, to be buried in Forest System road 136 between two subdivisions. Township 14N, R10E, Sections 7 & 8, Township 15N, R10E, Section 5. Please see the attached map.

Three new road use permits for driveway access across Forest System lands on Red Rock District.

Proposal for three new road use permits for driveways across Forest System lands for ingress and egress to private property.

Unisource Energy Permit Reissuance

Reissuances of expiring master permit for buried natural gas lines in various locations around Flagstaff and the Verde Valley.

Windmill West Triangle Trough Relocation

The Windmill West Allotment permit holder is to relocate a water trough to a new location off FR 9451A, as the damaged trough is not operable. An essential water source for livestock, the trough will be moved .28 miles to the west.

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.

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.

APS Fiber- Optic Improvement Project

Issuance of a permit authorizing APS to upgrade an existing 230kV powerline with fiber optic cable through the modification of an existing special use permit.

APS McGuireville-Village of Oak Creek 69kV Transmission Line

Arizona Public Service Co. proposes a route for an above-ground 69kV electric powerline to improve electric reliability from McGuireville to the Village of Oak Creek. Because the line would cross Forest Service land, APS requests to build facilities.

APS Transmission and Distribution Line Permit Reissuances (several Lines)

Reissuance of expired power line permits: Quail Springs to McGuireville 69kV line, Flagstaff-Leupp 230kV line, Tuba City 69kV line, Flagstaff-Prescott 115/69kV line and all distribution lines.

Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan

The comprehensive plan will establish the administrative objectives, policies, processes, and management guidelines necessary to fulfill the legislative requirements for national scenic trails under the National Trails System Act.

Broomy Lane Fence Project

Build a new 3-mile pasture fence, expand the Jaycox Tank water lot, and remove 5 miles of unnecessary range fencing on the Bar T Bar range allotment.

Cave Springs Streambank Stabilization

Stabilize a portion of the Cave Springs streambank along Oak Creek by replacing a grouted rip-rap structure with a stepped, concrete wall. Also, stabilize a low-water crossing along the Cave Springs Campground's access road.

Chavez Pass Erosion Control Project

Construction of numerous loose rock structures and brush dams in and around the project area in order to slow down and capture sediment to heal gullies and arroyos.

Emory Oak Restoration

Forest Service in partnership with the Yavapai-Apache Nation, Tonto Apache, San Carlos Apache, and White Mountain Apache tribes are developing proposals to manage and restore culturally important Emory oak groves.

Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan

Creation of a CRMP for Fossil Creek--click on "Analysis" tab to view Nov. 30, 2018, draft CRMP/DEIS documents. View Fossil Creek general information.

Mt Elden/Dry Lake Hills Recreation Planning

This proposal is being brought forward to address non-motorized recreation with regards to trails, special uses and facilities management in the Mt. Elden-Dry Lake Hills (MEDL) area.

Reauthorization of Several Expired or Expiring Road Use Special Use Authorizations 2020

Reauthorization of several road use (driveways and other access to private property) Special Use Authorizations.

Schnebly Hill Communication Site Lease Reissuances

Reissuance of communication site leases for expiring ones, including Verizon and Sedona Fire District leases and other facilities associated with this site.

Turkey Butte/Barney Pasture Forest Health Restoration

This project is designed to reduce improve forest and watershed health in the Turkey Butte and Barney Pasture area. Project activities would include thinning of small and medium diameter trees and prescribed burning.

Verde Connect

A new road to connect Cornville Road to State Route 260

Western Area Power Administration Glen Canyon-Rogers 230/345kV Integrated Vegetation Mgmt Program

Western is proposing to implement a operation and maintenance (O&M) and Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) program on the Rogers-Glen Canyon section of the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Transmission System. Includes use of herbicides.

Wickiup Creek Flow Restoration

Restoration of Wickiup Creek is needed to re-establish a surface flow channel through excavation of accumulated sediment and addition of grade controls to maintain a stable, alluvial channel through the reach of Wickiup draw.

Yeager Canyon Logjam Removal

Removal of logs and other debris behind a culvert on Forest Road 96. There is concern that a storm event will result in culvert blockage and the storm water will wash out the road.

Analysis Completed

2018/2019 Flagstaff Ranger District Personal Use Permits for Wildings

The Wildings Program is designed to provide the public with an opportunity to transplant smaller Evergreen and/or Oak trees from U.S Forest lands for personal use.

Arizona Snowbowl Agassiz Lift Replacement

The existing Agassiz fixed-grip triple chairlift would be replaced and upgraded with a detachable combination chairlift and gondola referred to as a chondola or telemix.

Canyon Vista Campground Improvement Project

Three additional campsites would be added to Canyon Vista Campground.

Jack Smith/Schultz Fuels Reduction and Forest Health

A fuels reduction/forest health project, in conjunction with the Greater Flagstaff Forest Partnership, to treat approximately 10,000 acres of forest.

Mormon Lake Guard Station Improvement Project

The Flagstaff Ranger District is proposing to conduct repairs to include roof and siding replacement, foundation repairs, porch repairs, window repair, water diversion, and rodent remediation to the historic Mormon Lake Guard Station Ranger House.

Mountainaire Land Conveyance Correction

Implementation of Public Law 113-107 to authorize the conveyance of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of an erroneous survey conducted in 1960.

Mt. Elden Hang Gliding Launch Site Special Use Permit

This is a project that would re-issue a Special Use Permit to Arizona Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association to continue use of NFS lands and roads for access to an established launch site location.

Oak Creek Watershed Restoration Project

Restoration of Oak Creek Watershed, as a follow to the 2016 Middle and Lower Oak Creek Canyon Watershed Restoration Action Plan. Click on "Analysis" tab to view the July 24, 2019 EA and on the "Decision" tab to view the Sept. 20, 2019 decision notice

Pit Toilet Decommissioning

Removal of 13 non-functioning pit toilets and accumulated waste. This project will address violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act by removing all materials from pits that are leaking or have the potential to leak.

Schultz Sediment Reduction Project

Project will analyze the effects of issuing a special use permit for a Coconino County proposal to recontour and stabilize watershed channels within the 2010 Schultz burn area to reduce sediment production.

Special-use Designation Group Use Sites

The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest has designated 11 areas appropriate for commonly requested activities for larger-sized groups that require a special-use permit.

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Visitor Center Waterline Maintenance Project

To prevent freezing of the water fountain located at the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Visitor Center heat tape will be installed. Installation will require a small trench to be dug in order to tie into an existing electrical line.

Walnut Canyon National Monument Road Project

The Flagstaff Area National Monuments division of the National Parks Service is requesting to perform maintenance work along forest road 622, the main road in the monument. Road work will include cleaning culverts and repair to shoulders.

On Hold

AT&T Permit Reissuances

Reissuances of 3 buried communication lines. 1) Hwy180 near Kendrick Park to Hwy89 to Doney Park 2)Doney to I40 east and south to JW Powell 3)I17 to Schnebly Hill to Sedona south along Hwy89A to Cottonwood.

Changes to Motor Vehicle Designations

Changes to designations (as currently shown on the Motor Vehicle Use Map)for motor vehicles on roads, trails, and areas throughout the Coconino National Forest

Mogollon Rim Spring Restoration Project

Restoration activities at the location of 16 springs on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Munds Park Truck Barn SUP for Coconino County

Coconino County is proposing to build a new truck barn on National Forest System land just east of Munds Park, at the east end of Hillside Rd, behind the water tank.

NPG Cable of Arizona/Suddenlink Issuance of New Permit

Proposal to re issue a permit to NPG Cable/Suddenlink for existing aerial and buried television cable lines on the Red Rock and Flagstaff Ranger Districts.

Old Walnut Canyon Road Improvements

Proposal by the City of Flagstaff to improve Old Walnut Canyon Road to private property and obtain an authorization for operation and maintenance of this corridor.

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.

Cancelled

Sedona-Oak Creek Alternative Transportation Study

Proposal includes a shuttle operation, bicycle, and pedestrian improvements. Proposal also includes additional parking areas and modifications to parking at existing sites. Canceled: Project canceled at this time due to changed priorities.

Slide Rock-cancelled

Duplicated project--to be cancelled in filing system

Project Archive

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



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