Arizona Game and Fish Department

The documents listed below were authored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

This dataset contains Rangeland Management Units for each national forest in Arizona. Each National Forest grazing allotment, or Rangeland Management Unit (RMU), is a designated area of land available for livestock grazing, managed by the Forest Service, and may be subdivided into pastures necessary for grazing management.

This dataset contains boundaries for Arizona Game Management Unit (GMU) boundaries. A Game Management Unit is a division established by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission for wildlife management purposes, including the setting of hunting seasons. A GMU specifies areas and times for which certain wildlife species may be taken.

Web-based mapping tool. A new tool that provides hunters, anglers, and other outdoor recreationists with access information to and through private lands.

Gila chub Gila intermedia was federally listed as endangered with critical habitat in 2005 (Federal Register 2005). Upper Mineral Creek, the watershed immediately upstream of the ASARCO Ray Mine Big Box Dam, was designated as critical habitat for Gila chub at the time of listing. According to Robinson (2008a), Gila chub were last documented in upper Mineral Creek in 2000. Subsequent surveys completed in 2002, 2006 and 2008 were not able to document the presence of Gila chub, and the species is considered extirpated from upper Mineral Creek (Robinson 2008a).

On March 15-16, 2006 Bill Burger, Curt Gill, Natalie Robb, Cori Carveth and Craig Woods surveyed the upper section of Mineral Creek from the ASARCO Dam to the headwaters at Government Springs Ranch. This section of Mineral Creek was surveyed in 2000 and 2002. Gila chub, longfin dace and green sunfish were reported in 2000 however since then no fish have been observed in the upper section of Mineral Creek.

EIS Status Update - Mar 2019

As of March 15, a Draft EIS update is now available under the ‘Public Involvement’ tab. To view the update, click here.

EIS Timeline - 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. 90-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