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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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.

Apache County Schools Fiber-Optic Project

The USFS is proposing authorization of a fiber broadband solution to underserved schools as well as public libraries in Apache County. Crews will attach the communication line to the existing overhead 69-kilovolt (kV) line.

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Public Motorized Travel Management Plan

A Forest Service 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.

AZ Public Service (APS) ROW Vegetation Management with Herbicides

FS must decide whether to allow APS to include using herbicides as a method to manage vegetation on existing APS transmission ROW within five National Forests in Arizona.

AZGFD Fairchild Draw Elk Exclosure Fence Permit Re-issue

To renew a permit issued to Arizona Game and Fish Department to allow the department to maintain an existing elk exclosure in Fairchild Draw. The fence protects approximately 16 acres of wet meadow east of FR115. Proposed term of permit is 20 years.

Black River Restoration Project

The Black River Landscape Restoration Project is a planning effort designed to restore forest resiliency and ecosystem function in the Project planning area on the Alpine and Springerville Ranger Districts.


Exchange of private parcels in the A-S, Coronado, Prescott, & Tonto NFs for Federal lands in Pinetop-Lakeside (T9N, R22E). Would provide land for children's camps currently under spec. use permit & result in consolid. of isolated parcels on Forests.

City of Show Low Buried Utilities Special Use Permit Reissuance

Reissue a Special Use Permit for 20 years for the maintenance of the buried water/sewer lines ranging from 1-8 inches, r-o-w width 20 feet. These lines are part of the Show Low City Municipal Water System and will serve present and future landowners

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.

Forest Lakes Green Waste Transfer Site Permit Renewal

Reissue a permit to Forest Lakes Owner's Association, Forest Lakes Fire Dept., and Tri-Star / Novo Power to operate a Green Waste Transfer Site adjacent to the community of Forest Lakes on FR99A. The proposed action is to reissue for a 10 year term.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Oky Flat Farm Bill Insect and Disease CE

In this project, the USFS proposes to mechanically cut select trees across a ~3,000-acre project area around the community of Heber-Overgaard to reduce insect and disease occurrence and spread in the project area and address departed fire conditions.

Pinetop-Lakeside Sanitary District Special Use Permit Reissuance

Reissue a Special Use Authorization for up to 30 years for a sewer collection system which includes: Lift Station, 6-18" pressure lines, 8-15" gravity sewer mains, a small outbuilding to house standby equipment, and an access road.

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

The Forest Service proposes to authorize Prescott College to conduct academic courses including new student orientation, adventure education, biology, human ecology, natural history, physical geography, field ecology, environmental conservation

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.

Show Low Airport Mitigation Wetlands Special Use Permit Reissuance

Reissue existing Special Use Permit that provides authorization for a created wetland north of the Show Low airport, the wetland enhancement at South Marsh, and access roads to each area. Project area total 2.5 acres of land and .3 miles of road.

South Fork Little Colorado River Lower Barrier Enhancement

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

Stateline Range NEPA

Re-authorize livestock grazing for allotments on Gila NF-Glenwood RD: Alma, Citizen, Dry Creek, Holt Gulch, Pleasanton, Potholes & Sacaton; and on A-S NF-Clifton RD: Alma Mesa, Lop Ear, Copperas, Pleasant Valley, Blackjack, Hickey & Keller Canyon

Wildbunch Allotment Management Plan (AMP) - 0103

AMP analysis for future livestock mgmt.

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.

Yarrow Reforestation

Through mastication, broadcast burning and planting, the project would bring the landscape to an early seral ponderosa pine habitat.

Project Archive

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