SWCA Environmental Consultants

The purpose of this process memorandum is to provide an addendum to a process memo dated October 18, 2016 titled “Summary of Hydrologic, Hydrochemical, and Geochemical Data Received to Date”.

The purpose of this process memorandum is to provide a history of the revisions made to the General Plan of Operations (GPO) submitted by Resolution Copper Mining, LLC (Resolution) for consideration by the Tonto National Forest.

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.

The purpose of this process memorandum is to provide detail on the development and execution of revegetation meta-analysis that is described in Section 3.3 of the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

A literature review was completed to summarize current information regarding the characteristics and potential performance of Gila Conglomerate as a capping material and plant growth medium.


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
John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website