USDA Forest Service

The Executive Summary provides an overview of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange.

The Draft EIS describes the process undertaken by the USDA Forest Service, to evaluate the issues related to and predicted effects of the submittal by Resolution Copper's mining GPO, and legislatively-mandated land exchange.

Amend the Agreement to Initiate Land Exchange dated December 6, 2017 in the following manner.

This field guide is designed to help identify the invasive plants that threaten our forests and grasslands.

Increased nitrogen (N) or sulfur (S) deposition may result from emissions from new or modified facilities subject to New Source Review (NSR), activities subject to requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other actions.

The Federal Land Managers’ Air Quality Related Values Work Group (FLAG) formed to develop a more consistent approach for the Federal Land Managers (FLMs) to evaluate air pollution effects on resources.

The Superior Allotment is located adjacent to the Town of Superior and extends on either side of Highway 60.

Fact sheets for 9 invasive plants and weeds including Bull Thistle, Canada Thistle, Japanese Knotwood, Musk Thistle, Russian Olive, Siberian Elm, Spotted Knapweed, Tree-of-Heaven, Tropical Soda Apple, and Yellow Starthistle.

Families and individuals like to come to this site for its natural desert beauty and rock climbing.


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