David E. Brown

This study documents fire and early postfire succession in creosote bush scrub in several bums near Palm Springs, and it evaluates the stability and biogeography of this ecosystem in relation to recurrent fire.

An ecologically based classification system, when accompanied by digitized biotic community maps, has been shown to be useful for plotting and assessing plant and animal affinities in the American Southwest and northwestern Mexico.


This special issue deals with the country between 27° and 37°30' N Latitude and 103° and 118° W Longitude.

The data are created to serve as base information for use in GIS systems for a variety of planning and analysis purposes.

This dataset was created to serve as base information for use in GIS systems for a variety of planning and analysis purposes.


This material is protected under copyright law and will not be posted to this website.

Email Address Created for Land Exchange Questions

The Southwestern Region Office of Lands and Minerals Management is overseeing and administering the land exchange and appraisal process which includes the 2,422-acre Oak Flat Federal Parcel. All questions about the land exchange and appraisal process should be emailed to SM.FS.rcexinfo@usda.gov

Objection Period Ends March 1

Interested parties who previously submitted formal comments about the project have until March 1 to file an objection to the Tonto’s proposed decision.

For more info, view TNF News Release.

Programmatic Agreement Info

To comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Tonto National Forest developed a Programmatic Agreement (PA) and included it in Volume 5, Appendix O of the final EIS. The PA was created in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the State Historic Preservation Office, tribes and other consulting parties. The PA contains an agreed upon process for identifying, evaluating and addressing adverse effects to historic properties associated with this undertaking.

To review Volume 5 and the PA, Download Vol 5 PDF, 27 MB.

Forest Service Point of Contact

John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website