Upper Mineral Creek Trip Report
On March 15-16, 2006 Bill Burger, Curt Gill, Natalie Robb, Cori Carveth and Craig Woods surveyed the upper section of Mineral Creek from the ASARCO Dam to the headwaters at Government Springs Ranch. This section of Mineral Creek was surveyed in 2000 and 2002. Gila chub, longfin dace and green sunfish were reported in 2000 however since then no fish have been observed in the upper section of Mineral Creek. Suitable physical habitat currently exists for native fish species however it is unclear whether high flows or some form of contamination caused the extirpation of fishes from this section of stream. Lowland leopard frogs, Sonoran mud turtles and a mixture of invertebrates were observed on this survey. We would recommend re-introducing longfin dace to the upper section of Mineral Creek to determine its suitability as habitat for native fish species.
Arizona Game and Fish Department. 2006. Upper Mineral Creek Trip Report.
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.email@example.com
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.