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ADOT Crabtree Mineral Material Source SUP

ADOT 10 yr. extension of the Crabtree Mineral Material pit and storage, and access road SUP. The SUP authorizes the continued use of 1 ac., expanding into the other existing permitted acres, and use of 1,500 ft. access road.

ADOT Four Bar Mineral Materials Source SUP

Special Use Permit 10 yr. extension for ADOT Four Bar Mesa Mineral Materials Source and access road. The SUP authorizes ADOT the continued use of eight acres of National Forest Lands, including an 80 ft. access road.

Alpine School Utility ROW

Reissue a permit to authorize the continued use of 0.1 acre Forest System lands to connect sewer and water utility lines from the Alpine school to the Alpine Sanitary District and Alpine water system.

Apache County ATV Rough Riders - ATV Jamboree - 0101

Annual ATV Jamboree on existing road systems that encompass portions of the Alpine and Springerville Ranger Districts.

Apache Reforestation

Plant native tree species in areas that were burned with high severity in the 2011 Wallow fire. Approximately 28,935 acres are planned to be included within this project.

Apache Trout Enhancement Project Rotenone Amendment

This supplement adds the use of Rotenone and Sodium Permangonate to the existing project.

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Outfitter/Guide Permit Authorization Project

A planning process that examines outfitter and guide activities and special use authorizations for hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and hiking across the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

Apache-Sitgreaves NFs Revised Land & Resource Management Plan

Revising Forests Land and Resource Management Plan for 2.1 million acre ASNFs

Arizona Public Service Micro-grid System Installation

Installation of a micro-grid system and maintenance of utility lines.

Beaver Creek Aquatic Organism Passage Project

This project proposes to replace the failing culverts on FSR 26 with a design to promote stream flow and aquatic organism passage.

Beaver Temporary Fence

Rebuilding approximately 3 mi. of an existing fence in the Maple Charlie Moore Pasture of the Alma Mesa Allotment.

Big Lake Allotment -- 0106

Analysis to determine if livestock grazing should be authorized on the allotment and if so, what grazing management strategy will be implemented in an Allotment Management Plan.

Black Canyon Dam Improvement Project

Modifications of the dam to meet the current dam safety requirements and the recent reclassification of the dam to "High Hazard" by the AZ Dept of Water Resources based on residential development downstream in Heber, AZ.

Black River Land Exchange

Proposed exchange of several pvt. parcels located in Springerville and Alpine RDs for 2 Fed. parcels loc. S of SR 260 & W. of SR 373 and N.of Greer. Exchange would result in FS consolidation of isolated parcels & acquisition of signif. wildlife hab.

BLACK RIVER LAND EXCHANGE - 0100

Proposed exchange of several pvt. parcels loc. in Springerville & Alpine RDs for 2 Fed. parcels loc. S. of SR 260 & W. of SR 373 and N. of Greer. Exchange would result in FS consolid. of isolated parcels & acquisition of signif. wildlife hab.

BLUE RIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT ELGA APPLICATION

REQUEST UP TO 80 ACRES OF NF LANDS FOR SCHOOL EXPANSION

Blue River and KP Creek Wild and Scenic Rivers Suitability Study

Determine if eligible portions of the Blue River and one of its tributaries, KP Creek, should be recommended to Congress for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic River System.

Brookbank Cellular One Cell Tower Replacement

Replace a current cell tower due to failing structural components with a new functioning cell tower in the same location.

Burk and Molina Springs Allotments - 0106

Analysis to determine if livestock grazing should be authorized on the allotments and if so, what grazing management strategy will be implemented in an Allotment Management Plan.

Campbell Blue Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)

Wildlife habitat, Riparian restoration.

Carlisle Complex Allotment Management Plan - 0107

Grazing analysis of Linden, Dodson, Capps, McNeil, Juniper Ridge, and Pinedale Allotments for improving range condition. Pinyon/Juniper veg treatment, roads analysis, range improvements, and propoer stocking (if any).

Chitty Fire Salvage

Salvage fire killed and dead or damaged timber and hazard trees.

Dept. of Public Safety Trailer Replacment

Replacement of existing mobile trailer unit with a new trailer unit.

Dry Lakes Land Exchange - 0107

Exchange analysis of several private (non-Federal) parcels located in Alpine, Lakeside, and Springerville Districts for federal lands located adjacent to the Morgan Flat development in the Pinetop-Lakeside area.

Eagar South Wildland Urban Interface - 0106

Analysis to reduce fuel loading and improve watershed conditions south of the community of Eagar, Arizona.

Fite Water Tank and Transmission Line

Permit reissue to operate and maintain and existing water tank and transmission line.

Geothermal Leasing Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

The Forest Service was a cooperating agency, assisting the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in that Agency's geothermal leasing analysis and decision. The BLM issued a record of decision on 12/17/2008.

Green's Peak Farm Bill CE

This project would mechanically and manually cut select trees across approximately ~3,000 acres and prescribed burn to address issues of beetle infestation and spread and restore the area.

Greens Peak Allotment -- 0106

Analysis to determine if livestock grazing should be authorized on the allotments and if so, what grazing management strategy will be implemented in an Allotment Management Plan.

Greens Peak Communication Site Permit Reauthorizations

Reauthorization of Special Use Permits for existing communication leases on Greens Peak communication site. Term will be for 30 years.

Greer Wildland Urban Interface - 0106

Analysis to reduce fuel loading and fire risk in the vicinity of the communities of Greer and South Fork.

Gro-Well dba Western Organics, Inc. Special Use Permit Reissuance

Reissue a Special Use Permit for 20 years for a green waste processing site to provide for collection and processing to accept and ship out green waste from private lands in the Pinetop-Lakeside area.

Gust Spring & Reservoir Protection Project

Stabilize head cut in Pulcifer Creek to protect spring development from high water events and subsequent erosion and remove the sediment from the reservoir, repair the damage to the dam to protect downstream resources. Possibly haul material off site

Hall Ranch Wildland Urban Interface - 0106

Analysis to reduce fuel loading and fire risk in the vicinity of Hall Ranch private land.

Hannagan Meadow Lodge Reissue

Reissue Hannagan Meadow Lodge permit. Lodge provides overnight facilities, meals, outdoor gear rentals, fall color tours on system roads.

Heber Substation Expansion

Expansion of the Heber Substation permit are from 0.3 to 0.85 acres in order to accommodate new updated equipment and increase security at the site.

Heber Youth Group Camp Access

Access , utility corridor, and special use permit for improved access to the private land. Private property is being developed into a summer youth camp.

HEBER-RENO & MORGAN MOUNTAIN SHEEP DRIVEWAY - 0100

Analysis of use & effects of Sheep Driveway, originating on Mesa RD & terminating on Springerville RD. Driveway traverses portions of Mesa, Tonto Basin, & Pleasant Valley RDs (Tonto NF); and Black Mesa, Lakeside, and Springerville RDs (A-S NFs).

Holoubek Road Easement

The project involves authorizing a 30 year Road Easement for private use by the Holoubek family. There has been a temporary special permit issued annually for this access road to their land since 1985.

INTEGRATED FOREST-WIDE NOXIOUS TERRESTRIAL & AQUATIC WEED MANAGEMENT PLAN - 0100

Analyze the effects of various treatment methods for the control of noxious weeds on Forest administered lands.

Lakeside Special Use Permit Reissuances- 2018 Group 1

This is a grouped NEPA analysis of special use permits that are set to expire, with no changes to the authorized facilities or increases in the scope of authorized activities. Additional details can be found in scoping documents on project page.

Langkilde Road Easement

A road easement to provide legal access to 20 acre parcel in NW corner of Section 23, owned by Langkilde family. This analysis will also cover utilities to the parcel co-located in the road easement.

Larson Forest Restoration Project

The project area covers about 30,000 acres and is located on the Black Mesa Ranger District. The proposed action will include thinning trees, prescribed fire, and watershed, wildlife habitat, and transportation improvements.

Lee Valley Barrier Removal and Creek Stabilization

Removal of obsolete and failing fish barrier on Lee Valley Creek approximately 100m above Lee Valley Reservoir. Channel will be stabilized and restored post removal of the old barrier.

MJM Resorts, LLC Special Use Permit Reissuance

Reissue Special Use Permit for 20 years for the maintenance of buried 8 inch sewer line, r-o-w width 20 feet. These lines will service Lake of the Woods Resort and the Forest Service Admin Site and residence at the Lakeside Ranger District.

Mogollon Communication Facility

Proposed cell tower located on Mogollon Rim for coverage, safety, and point of sale system for Visitor Information Center and Woods Canyon Lake

National Wildlife Turkey Federation (NWTF) Riparian Restoration Project (multiple sites)

Seven sites across the Alpine RD would be protected to allow recovery of riparian vegetation. Historic springboxes would be protected or modified. Project would enhance WL habitat on about 45 acres. To be implememented by the NWTF.

Navopache Electric Burton Road Powerline Maintenance & Rebuild

Replace the existing power poles located on the 24.9kV distribution line along Burton Road.

NEC Line Reconstruction

Within the project area, the Lakeside Ranger District proposes to authorize the installation of new riser poles carrying upgraded circuits to provide power to several areas.

Nutrioso Wildland Urban Interface - 0101/06

Analysis to treat existing live and dead fuels adjacent to private property to protect Forest and private resources

OHV Trail Heber-Overgaard North - 0102

Locate & Develop OHV Trails North of Heber-Overgaard

Pigeon Ecosystem Restoration Project - 0103

Treat vegetation on approx 36,600 acres with prescribed fire.

Porter Mountain Cellular One Cell Tower Replacement

Replacement of a non-functioning cell tower with a new functional cell tower in the same location.

Porter Mountain Communication Site Lease Reissuance

Reissue 11 Communication Use Leases for up to 30 years to the facilities owners on Porter Mountain Communication Site. This will allow for continued communication services to be provided to the public.

Porter Mountain Communication Use Lease Reissuance

Reissue existing Communication Site Leases for up to 30 years to 11 facility owners on Porter Mountain Communication Site. This will allow for continued communication services to be provided to the public.

PS and Grandfather Allotment New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Fence Exclosures Project

Construct fence exclosures on the PS and Grandfather Allotments along the West Fork of the Black River to protect occupied habitat for the New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse from impacts associated with livestock grazing.

Pueblo Park Mineral Materials Pit

Develop new mineral materials pit to provide materials for road maintenance in Greenlee County and to authorize Greenlee County to utilize pit.

R-C Mastication

Fuels reduction around the Heber-Overgaard community and Ricochet/Williams Ranch. Mastication and removal of small trees less than 12" and piling and burning.

R-C Prescribed Burn

Application of prescribed fire on federal lands of the Sitgreaves National Forest affected by the Rodeo-Chediski Fire of 2002

R-C Site Prep for Reforestation

RC Reforestation and site prep for artificial ponderosa pine regeneration and alligator juniper control. Site preparation to include mastication and burning of alligator juniper to reduce competition and aid in planting effort.

Reissue Six Small ROW Permits

Six established and existing right of way permits have expired and need to be re-issued

Revised Environmental Assessment for Cerro Trigo Allotment

Analysis to determine if livestock grazing should be authorized on the allotment, and if so, what grazing management will be implemented in the allotment management plan.

Revised Environmental Assessment for Greens Peak Allotment

Analysis to determine if livestock grazing should be authorized on the allotment, and if so, what grazing management will be implemented in the allotment management plan.

Revised Environmental Assessment for Hall Allotment

Analysis to determine if livestock grazing should be authorized on the allotment, and if so, what grazing management will be implemented in the allotment management plan.

Revised Environmental Assessment for Molina Springs Allotment - 0106 EA

Analysis to determine if livestock grazing should be authorized for the allotment, and if so, what grazing management will be implemented in the allotment management plan.

Revised Environmental Assessment for the Molina Springs Allotment

Analysis to determine if livestock grazing should be authorized on the allotment and if so, what grazing management strategy will be implemented in an Allotment Management Plan.

Rim Lakes Forest Restoration Project

Project along Mogollon Rim approx. 33,510 acres. Need to thin forest to reduce fuels and promote forest health, and reduce the threat of extreme fire. Broadcast burning proposed of 32, 532 acres and thinning of approximately 24,655 acres.

Rim Lakes Recreation Improvements Project

Around Woods Canyon & Willow Springs Lakes: reconstruct wider roads (i.e. NFSR 105), & parking areas; construct new overflow parking lots; expand boat ramp lanes; install a fishing pier; construct an accessible path; & add picnic sites.

Rim Lakes Wildlife Habitat and Public Safety

Implementation of wildlife and non-motorized wildlife and hunting opportunities and upgrade of roads for recreation in the Rim Lakes Recreation Area for public safety.

Rodeo-Chediski Reforestation

Planting of Ponderosa pine in burnt-over areas of appropriate potential natural vegetation type, within the footprint of the Rodeo-Chediski fire. The proposed planting areas total 3500 acres. Planting will occur in areas of varying burn severity.

Second Knoll Shooting Range

Analyze and develop an 80 acre shooting range including access road. A Special Use Permit will be issued to Arizona Game & Fish Department. AZGFD will partner with White Mountain Shooters Association for the long term operation & maintenance.

Section 31 Fuels Reduction

Fuels reduction around the Heber-Overgaard community and Ricochet/Williams Ranch. Mastication and removal of small trees less than 12" and piling and burning.

Show Low South Land Exchange

A proposal to exchange 1028 acres Federal Land (Apache-Sitgreaves NFs & Coconino NF) for 1558 acres of non federal lands (Apache-Sitgreaves, Prescott and Coconino NF).

South Mountain Communications Site Permit Re-Authorizations

The proposed project involves re-authorizing two Special Use Permits (ALP616, and ALP617) for the South Mountain Communications Site for an additional 30 years.

Springerville/Alpine Trailhead Environmental Assessment

Environmental Assessment for Escudilla Trailhead and 12th Street Trailhead.

Tall Timbers Playground Improvement Project

Issuance of a permit to Navajo County to authorize the installation of handicap accessible and updated playground equipment that will better provide for the recreational needs of children using the playground.

TEP Powerline Vegetation Treatment and Access Route

Treatment of vegetation that occurs in and adjacent to utility powerline corridor and identification for access routes to conduct maintenance activities.

Timber Mesa-Vernon WUI

Analysis of 39,000 acres on NF lands east of City of Show Low and north of Pinetop-Lakeside for vegetative thinning and fuel reduction. Project borders 20-25 miles of private lands. This includes the Woolhouse Wildlife Habitat Area.

Upper Rocky Arroyo Restoration Project

Restoration of vegetation, wildlife habitat, and watersheds within the Upper Rocky Arroyo Project Area.

Wallow Alpine Salvage and Fuel Reduction Project

Fuel reduction through salvage of Wallow Fire burned areas. The proposed action includes mechanical treatment of slash.

Wallow Aspen Project

Mechanical site prep treatments to promote Aspen regeneration on 136 acres around the communication towers on South Mountain, southwest of Alpinze, AZ. Project includes personal fuelwood removal on the 136 acre site.

Wallow Fire Bark Beetle Prevention Project

Hand-staple pheromone tags to trees burned in Wallow Fire in MSO habitat (1,200 ac) and 3 campgrounds (426 ac) to prevent bark beetle attacks. Funnel trap monitoring (24 acres) next to forest roads. Repeat in future years until outbreak subsides

Wallow West Fuel Reduction and Forest Recovery Project

The project is designed in response to the Wallow Wildfire of 2011 and consists of the salvage burned timber, pile burning and reforestation.

Wallow West Landscape Prescribed Fire Project

This project proposes prescribed fire on approximately 112,386 acres on the Springerville and Alpine Ranger Districts of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

Warm Springs Pit Permit Renewal

Renewal of permit to operate in the Warm Springs pit. No expansion of boundaries or authorized uses.

West Escudilla Restoration Project

The project area covers about 68,000 acres and is located on the Alpine and Springerville Ranger Districts. The proposed action will include thinning trees, prescribed fire, and watershed, wildlife habitat, and transportation improvements.

WILDLAND FIRE USE ANALYSIS - 0100

Forest LMP Amendment, to update existing Forest Plan direction on fire use in six fire zones on forest-wide basis.

Wildlife Habitat Planting Project

ASNFs, Springerville and Alpine Ranger Districts, propose to conduct a series of vegetation plantings designed to enhance habitat for a variety of wildlife species over multiple years.

Wiltbank Isolated Cabin

Reissue permit for an isolated cabin used as a summer residence for recreation purposes.

Woodland Lake Park Tract Townsite Act Purchase

A town of Pinetop-Lakeside proposal for the phased purchase of 543 acres of federal lands administered by the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Recent decision of Alternative 2 of the EA.

Woods Canyon Lake Store and Marina Permit Renewal

Re-authorize the expiring permit for the store and marina


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