WestLand Resources

The documents listed below were authored by WestLand Resources.

The East Clear Creek parcel (“the Property”) is a private inholding within the Coconino National Forest, located along East Clear Creek about 38 miles (61 kilometers [km]) southwest of the town of Winslow. The Property encompasses uplands of the Colorado Plateau as well as an approximately 2.3-mile (3.7-km) reach of East Clear Creek in a narrow canyon.

WestLand was retained to prepare a Baseline Biology and Land Use Report describing a parcel of federal land in the Tonto National Forest. Resolution intends to obtain the Parcel by way of a land exchange with the U.S. Forest Service and to conduct studies to determine the feasibility of establishing an underground copper mine at the site.

WestLand was retained by Resolution to prepare an Ecological Overview for approximately 1,295 hectares of land along the Lower San Pedro River near the Town of Mammoth. This ecological evaluation was conducted to identify the types, relative condition, and ecological value of the biological resources found on the Property, and to briefly assess their conservation values in the context of the San Pedro River watershed and the larger region.

WestLand was retained to provide wetland and floodplain analysis of a 2,422-acre are of federal land being proposed for exchange for more than 5,000 acres of RCM privately owned conservation parcels.  As a result of the survey, WestLand identified eleven wetland areas encompassing approximately 3.98 acres within the Tonto National Forest federal land exchange boundary.

WestLand was retained to evaluate an approximately 539-acre area for the presence of potential waters to the U.S.

WestLand was retained to evaluate an approximately 14,273-acre area for the presence of potential waters of the U.S.

RCM is committed to the prevention of discharges of oil or oily wastewater to navigable waters and the environment. RCM maintains the highest standards for spill prevention through regular review, updating, and implementation of this SPCC Plan for the RCM WPS.

RCM is committed to the prevention of discharges of oil or oily wastewater to navigable waters and the environment. RCM maintains the highest standards for spill prevention through regular review, updating, and implementation of this SPCC Plan for the RCM EPS.

WestLand was retained to evaluate an approximately 560-acre private parcel for the presence of potential waters of the U.S.

WestLand was retained to evaluate two areas, the West Plant and East Plant Analysis Areas, totaling approximately 3670 acres, for the presence of potential waters of the U.S.

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The Forest Service is considering five reasonable action alternatives for a Tailings Storage Facility. To view Snapshot summaries and accompanying maps, click here.

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EIS Status - Feb 2019

  1. Proponent submits revised Plan of Operations [Sep 2014]
  2. Federal Register Notice of Intent to prepare EIS [Mar 2016]
  3. Public scoping period and scoping meetings
    [5 meetings between Mar-Jun 2016; comment period extended from 60 days to 120 days, closed Jul 18, 2016 ]
  4. Compile and review existing data
  5. Prepare project description and identify project alternatives
  6. Publish Alternatives Evaluation Report [Sep 2017]
  7. We Are Here
    Validate Baseline Information; analyze environmental effects
  8. Prepare Draft EIS
  9. Federal Register Notice of Availability of Draft EIS
  10. 45-day public review and comment period, with public meetings
  11. Respond to public comments and prepare Final EIS
  12. Federal Register Notice of Availability of Final EIS and Draft ROD
  13. 45-day Public Objection Period
  14. Resolve objections to Final EIS and draft ROD
  15. Issue Final Record of Decision

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Forest Points of Contact

Media & General Info
John Scaggs
jscaggs@fs.fed.us

Project Manager
Resolution Copper
Mary Rasmussen
mcrasmussen@fs.fed.us

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website