Projects

Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process (EIS, EA, or CE) that involves analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public notice and comment, and results in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) which, subject to an administrative appeals process, and is implemented on the ground.

  • Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) - The quarterly summary of proposed actions that will begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis and documentation.

The Forest Projects below are projects that we are analyzing or have analyzed under the NEPA process. 

Prescott National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Interstate 17 Corridor Wireless Communications Improvements Antelope Telecommunications Site

The Antelope communications site proposal was developed as part of a wireless communications system that will improve the reliability and capacity of wireless telecommunications for the I-17 corridor.

Under Analysis

APS Pole Replacement (WA574508) with Trench (17')

APS proposes the use heavy equipment to remove/replace a substandard utility pole with an upgraded pole in APS ROW.

Blue Bell/Wolf Creek Allotments Range NEPA

An analysis to determine whether to re-authorize grazing on the Blue Bell/Wolf Creek Allotment.

Jack's Project

The Project would authorize mining placer deposits from approximately 11 acres for up to 20 years. Mining would be conducted with suction dredges, sluice boxes, dry washers, high bankers, metal detectors, gold pans, and hand tools

Yavapai Ranch Reciprocal Easements Project

Exchange reciprocal easements on approximately 18 mile of road.

Analysis Completed

Drake Limestone Quarry Expansion

The Prescott National Forest is proposing to approve an amendment to Drake Cement LLCs existing Plan of Operations to allow Drake to expand their existing quarry operations on an additional 287 acres of National Forest System lands.

Greater Prescott Trails Mid-Term Projects #2

This project will analyze and evaluate the existing and proposed motorized trail system for the Greater Prescott Trails Plan project area focusing primarily on the Seven Mile Gulch area.

Hassayampa Landscape Restoration Project

The Bradshaw Ranger District, Prescott National Forest, is proposing to reduce hazardous and excess fuels and restore fire to its natural role on approximately 246,000 acres of National Forest System Lands.

On Hold

AAM Priority River Rafting Outfitter and Guide Special Use Permit

The Prescott National Forest proposes to issue to the outfitter/guide known as AAM a 5-year priority special use permit for a river rafting outfitter guide operation on the Verde River and Verde Wild and Scenic River Segments.

Gila Chub Habitat Improvement Project

Improve pool habitat by sediment removal, instream structures, exclosure fences, and removal of juniper tree encroachment in three sites.

Pine Creek Mining River Bend Placer Project

This project would include gold mining operations on approximately 48 acres (10 acres in the Red Hill #2 placer mining claim (PMC) and 38 acres in the Riverbend PMC), with an additional 4 acres for processing facilities, settling ponds, and roads.

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.

Reissuance of a Water Development Special Use Permit to Frank and Wanita Melluzzo

The Prescott National Forest is proposing to reissue a 10-year special use permit for 2 water pipelines, 1 springbox, 600 gallon water tank, and cattle exclosure fence.

Verde Adventures, Inc. Outfitter Guide Priority River Boating Outfitter and Guide Special Use Permit

The PNF proposes to issue to Verde Adventures, Inc. a 10-year priority special use permit for a river boating outfitter guide operation on the Verde River.

Cancelled

Drake Limestone Quarry Expansion

This is a duplicate SOPA entry. Project not cancelled but represented under project number 57628 under the same project name.

Eastside Ore Reserve - Gold Basin Supplement

This project would include placer gold mining operations on approximately 6 acres of land. Mining activities include mining out two deposits (Pit # 3 and # 4), developing an access road off FR 9262E, and a stockpile site. This is a 15-year project.

Forestwide PNF Vaquero Outfitters Outfitter/Guide Special Use Permit

The Prescott National Forest proposes to reissue an existing priority special use permit for outfitting and guiding (Hunting) for a period of 10 years.Guided hunting activities can occur year round, majority of the use occurs during the fall hunts.

ISP pole installation at the Highland Center

The pole will be placed at the base of a juniper tree, and conduit will be trenched 3-4 inches deep for approximately 650ft from the Center to the juniper. Project area/disturbance = 0.03 acres.

Prescott College State-Wide Outfitter and Guide Priority Use

We propose to authorize a State-wide O&G Permit to Prescott College to conduct academic field courses year-round for a period of ten years. This is currently authorized under a existing permit on the Prescott, Coconino, Kaibab, A/S, and Coronado NFs.

Rim Country Bowhunters Special Use Permit

The Forest Service, Prescott National Forest, is proposing to issue a 10-yr special use permit to the Rim Country Bowhunters Association for their existing site located off Cherry Rd in Camp Verde, AZ.

West Mingus Avenue Project

The Prescott National Forest proposes to develop a trailhead and system of trails, in coordination with the City of Cottonwood, along FR493 (West Mingus Avenue) in the Cottonwood and Clarkdale Area.

Project Archive

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



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