U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Request for formal consultation with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Includes construction, operation, maintenance, closure and reclamation and special use permit for new transmission and pipeline corridors in Gila and Pinal counties, Arizona.

Forty questions and answers describing the NEPA process

The USFWS revises the proposed critical habitat for the western distinct population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo (western yellowbilled cuckoo) (Coccyzus americanus) under the Endangered Species Act.

Request for formal consultation with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

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.

This cooperative plan is primarily designed to detect declines in territory occupancy, nest success, and productivity in six regions across the United States. Regional data for all population measures will be combined to examine trends nationwide.

Proponents of land-use activities are responsible for determining potential impacts to raptors of those activities. Appropriate management strategies for conservation and restoration of raptor populations and their habitats associated with the proposed actions should be devised.

Protected by the Arizona Native Plant Law. Critical habitat has been designated on approximately 7,501 hectares (18,535 acres) in Maricopa, western Pima, and Pinal counties.

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Forest Service Point of Contact

John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest
john.scaggs@usda.gov

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website