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    Author(s): Albert Peralta; Andrea Wargo Campbell; Ann Lynch; Cheri Bowen; Christopher Stetson; Craig Wilcox; Daniela Zormeier; Debby Kriegel; Delilah Jaworski; Dustin Walters; Eli Curiel; Erin Boyle; George McKay; Janet Moser; Jennifer Morrissey; Jennifer M. Ruyle; Jeremy Sautter; Judy York; Kenna Schoenle; Larry Jones; Laura White; Linda Peery; Mary Farrell; Mindi Lehew; Mindy Sue Vogel; Nicholas Laluk; Rachael Biggs; Robert Lefevre; Richard Gerhart; Salek Shafiqullah; Sara Dechter; Sarah Davis; Sharon Biedenbender; Tami Emmett; Terry Austin; William Gillespie; Yolynda Begay
    Date: 2013
    Source: MB-R3-05-8. Albuquerque NM: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southwestern Region. 667 p.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Coronado National Forest prepared this programmatic environmental impact statement to disclose the potential effects of a proposed action to revise the "Coronado National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan" (1986, as amended). The Coronado comprises 1,783,639 acres, most of which are located in southeastern Arizona, and 70,729 acres of which are in southwestern New Mexico.

    This document reports the results of an effects analysis of management direction in a no action alternative (i.e., the existing forest plan); the proposed action (i.e., the draft revised forest plan) and two alternatives that specify the same management direction as the proposed action with the following exceptions: alternative 1 proposes 255,448 more acres be designated as wilderness; and alternative 2 proposes 51,081 more acres of lands to be managed for motorized recreation, provides limited direction regarding managing resources during climate change, and recommends no new special areas for designation. The proposed action is the preferred alternative.

    It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times and in such a way that they are useful to the Agency’s preparation of the EIS. Therefore, please submit your comments prior to the close of the comment period and clearly state your concerns and contentions. The submission of timely and specific comments may affect your eligibility to participate in subsequent administrative or judicial reviews.

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    Citation

    Peralta, Albert; Campbell, Andrea Wargo; Lynch, Ann; Bowen, Cheri; Stetson, Christopher; Wilcox, Craig; Zormeier, Daniela; Kriegel, Debby; Jaworski, Delilah; Walters, Dustin; Curiel, Eli; Boyle, Erin; McKay, George; Moser, Janet; Morrissey, Jennifer; Ruyle, Jennifer M.; Sautter, Jeremy; York, Judy; Schoenle, Kenna; Jones, Larry; White, Laura; Peery, Linda; Farrell, Mary; Lehew, Mindi; Vogel, Mindy Sue; Laluk, Nicholas; Biggs, Rachael; Lefevre, Robert; Gerhart, Richard; Shafiqullah, Salek; Dechter, Sara; Davis, Sarah; Biedenbender, Sharon; Emmett, Tami; Austin, Terry; Gillespie, William; Begay, Yolynda. 2013. Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Revision of the Coronado National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan: Cochise, Graham, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz Counties, Arizona; Hidalgo County, New Mexico. MB-R3-05-8. Albuquerque NM: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southwestern Region. 667 p.

    Keywords

    USDA Forest Service, Environmental Analysis, EA, Forest Service, forest, environment, southwestern region

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