Biological Resources

Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo (WYBC) surveys conducted in portions of Devils Canyon and Pinto Creek in Pinal and Gila counties, Arizona.

Arizona hedgehog cactus surveys conducted in conformance with the monitoring requirements of the Resolution Copper Mining Pre-feasibility Activities Plan of Operations and the Tonto National Forest's Finding of No Significant Impact.

Arizona hedgehog cactus surveys conducted in the vicinity of East Plant, along portions of the existing Magma Mine Road, and along the proposed re-alignment of Magma Mine Road.

Arizona hedgehog cactus survey was conducted along areas proposed for pre-feasibility activities.

Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo surveys were conducted in portions of Devils Canyon and Mineral Creek in the months of June through August 2011.

Arizona hedgehog cactus surveys were conducted within the Resolution Pre-Feasibility Activities area in conformance with the monitoring required by the Resolution Copper Mining Pre-feasibility Activities Plan of Operations EA and the Forest Service's Biological Assessment and Evaluation.

Arizona hedgehog cactus survey was conducted on the approximately 1,224-hectare Federal Parcel. The parcel is on the Tonto National Forest east of the Town of Superior. Resolution proposes to obtain the Parcel by way of a land exchange.

The purpose of this report is to 1) compile Arizona hedgehog cactus survey data collected during preparation of the Pre-feasibility Activities Plan of Operations; and 2) compile previously completed survey data from the vicinity of the PAA that may inform the analysis of the effects of the Pre-feasibility Activities to AHC.

Reptile and amphibian survey was conducted on the approximately 1,224-hectare Federal Parcel.

Ecological Overview for approximately 60.4 hectares in Maricopa County, Arizona. This ecological evaluation was conducted to identify the type and relative condition of the biological resources found and evaluate ecological characteristics of the property to identify remarkable resources attributes, and to briefly assess their conservation values in reference to local and regional contexts.

Pages

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
john.scaggs@usda.gov

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website