Arizona Game and Fish Department

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

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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.


Comments from each of the six public hearings are available for viewing. Note that the public comment period is now closed.

Public Hearing Comments

Draft EIS

The draft EIS public comment period closed November 7, 2019. All 30,000+ comment submittals are now under review for consideration in the compilation of the final EIS.

Media & General Info

Point of Contact
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Tonto National Forest

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website