Meggan Dugan

The purpose of this process memorandum is to identify the best sources of information related to climate change in the Southwest and provide a summary of this information for specialists working on the Resolution Copper Mine and Land Exchange EIS.

The following report summarizes the affected environment and effects from the no action and proposed action alternative on species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as well as Forest Service Sensitive species, migratory bird species, and Management Indicator Species.

The proposed project would not result in significant habitat alteration, effects outside the project area, cumulative effects on listed species or habitat, or cumulative effects on sensitive species or habitat.

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

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
john.scaggs@usda.gov

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website