Documents Cited - Land Exchange

Documents cited in the Land Exchange Proposal
Western US Climatological Summaries

Western Regional Climate Center. 2015. Western US Climatological Summaries. Online data retrieved at...

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Ecological Overview: San Pedro River Parcel, Pinal County, Arizona

WestLand Resources Inc. 2003a. Ecological Overview: San Pedro River Parcel, Pinal County, Arizona. Prepared for Resolution Copper Company. September 2003.

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment 3,500-Acre San Pedro River Site Pinal County, Arizona

WestLand Resources Inc. 2003b. Phase I Environmental Site Assessment 3,500-Acre San Pedro River Site Pinal County, Arizona. Prepared for Resolution Copper...

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Ecological Overview: Appleton Ranch Parcel, Santa Cruz County, Arizona

WestLand Resources Inc. 2004a. Ecological Overview Appleton Ranch Parcel, Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Prepared for Resolution Copper Company. May 2004.

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Ecological Overview Summary: Federal Parcel and Offered Lands Parcels

WestLand Resources Inc. 2004b. Ecological Overview Summary: Federal Parcel and Offered Lands Parcels. Prepared for Resolution Copper Company. November, 2004.

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Ecological Overview: JX Ranch Parcel, Gila County, Arizona

WestLand Resources Inc. 2004c. Ecological Review JX Ranch Parcel, Gila County, Arizona. Prepared for Resolution Copper Company. March 31, 2004.

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Ecological Overview: LX Bar Ranch Parcel, Yavapai County Arizona

WestLand Resources Inc. 2004d. Ecological Review LX Bar Ranch Parcel, Yavapai County, Arizona. Prepared for Resolution Copper Mining. May 2004.

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment 6L Ranch Site, Maricopa County, Arizona

WestLand Resources Inc. 2004e. Phase I Environmental Site Assessment 6L Ranch Site, Maricopa County, Arizona. Prepared for Swift Land & Cattle Company, LLC....

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Appleton Ranch, Site Santa Cruz County, Arizona

WestLand Resources Inc. 2004f. Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Appleton Ranch, Site Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Prepared for Swift Land & Cattle...

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment JX Ranch Site, Gila County, Arizona

WestLand Resources Inc. 2004g. Phase I Environmental Site Assessment JX Ranch Site, Gila County, Arizona. Prepared for Resolution Copper Mining. March 2004.

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment LX Ranch Site, Yavapai County, Arizona

WestLand Resources Inc. 2004h. Phase I Environmental Site Assessment LX Ranch Site, Yavapai County, Arizona. Prepared for Swift Land & Cattle Company, LLC....

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Wetlands and Floodplains Report

WestLand Resources Inc. 2004i. Wetlands and Floodplains Report. Prepared for Resolution Copper Company. October 2004.

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A Preliminary Assessment of Cultural Resources in the Tam O'Shanter Area Preliminary Roadway Assessment

WestLand Resources Inc. 2006. A Preliminary Assessment of Cultural Resources in the Tam O'Shanter Area Preliminary Roadway Assessment. Prepared for...

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2009 Bird Census: Resolution Copper Mine Study Area

WestLand Resources Inc. 2010. 2009 Bird Census Resolution Copper Mine Study Area. Prepared for Resolution Copper Mining. September, 2010.

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Amphibian and Reptile Surveys

WestLand Resources Inc. 2012a. Amphibian and Reptile Surveys. Prepared for Resolution Copper Mining. December 12, 2012.

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2011 Raptor Surveys of Mine and Area and Vicinity

WestLand Resources Inc. 2012b. 2011 Raptor Surveys of Mine Area and Vicinity. Prepared for Resolution Copper Mining. July, 2012.

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Wildlife Camera Monitoring in Devils Canyon and East Plant Mine Site Vicinity

WestLand Resources Inc. 2012c. Wildlife Camera Monitoring in Devils Canyon and East Plant Mine Site Vicinity. Prepared for Resolution Copper Mining. July 2012....

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Wildlife Camera Monitoring Report

WestLand Resources Inc. 2014. Wildlife Camera Monitoring Report. Prepared for Resolution Copper Mining. May 2014.

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2015 Arizona Hedgehog Cactus Survey Report East and West Plant Sites

WestLand Resources Inc. 2015a in prep. 2015 Arizona Hedgehog Cactus Survey Report East and West Plant Sites. In preparation for Resolution Copper Mining.

Ecological Overview Apache Leap South End Parcels Pinal County, Arizona

WestLand Resources Inc. 2015b in prep. Ecological Overview Apache Leap South End Parcels Pinal County, Arizona. In preparation for Resolution Copper Mining.

Ecological Overview Dripping Springs Parcel Gila and Pinal Counties, Arizona

WestLand Resources Inc. 2015c in prep. Ecological Overview Dripping Springs Parcel Gila and Pinal Counties, Arizona. In preparation for Resolution Copper Mining...

Ecological Overview East Clear Creek Parcel Coconino County, Arizona

WestLand Resources Inc. 2015d in prep. Ecological Overview East Clear Creek Parcel Coconino County, Arizona. In preparation for Resolution Copper Mining.

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Apache Leap South End

WestLand Resources Inc. 2015e in prep. Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Apache Leap South End. In preparation for Resolution Copper Mining.

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Phase I Site Assessment Non-Federal Parcel - Dripping Springs Gila County, Arizona

WestLand Resources Inc. 2015f. Phase I Site Assessment Non-Federal Parcel - Dripping Springs Gila County, Arizona. Prepared for Resolution Copper Mining. June...

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An Archaeological Survey of the Lakeside Land Exchange, Superior Parcel, Superior Arizona, Globe Range District, Tonto...

Wood, J. Scott. 1976. An Archaeological Survey of the Lakeside Land Exchange, Superior Parcel, Superior Arizona, Globe Range District, Tonto National Forest....

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Settlement and Reoccupation along Queen Creek, Central Arizona: An Archaeological Survey of the Superior Proposed Based for...

Wood, J. Scott. 1979. Settlement and Reoccupation along Queen Creek, Central Arizona: An Archaeological Survey of the Superior Proposed Based for Exchange (South...

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Perry Mesa, a Visitor's Guide

Wood, J. Scott. 1999. Perry Mesa, a Visitor's Guide. Tonto National Forest. 1999.

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Temporary Contact Update

The Tonto Supervisor’s Office in Phoenix remains temporarily closed in July 2019 due to a building renovation project. As a result, questions from the media and general public regarding the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange should be e-mailed to John Scaggs at: john.scaggs@usda.gov

EIS Timeline - Feb 2019

  1. Proponent submits revised Plan of Operations [Sep 2014]
  2. Federal Register Notice of Intent to prepare EIS [Mar 2016]
  3. Public scoping period and scoping meetings
    [5 meetings between Mar-Jun 2016; comment period extended from 60 days to 120 days, closed Jul 18, 2016 ]
  4. Compile and review existing data
  5. Prepare project description and identify project alternatives
  6. Publish Alternatives Evaluation Report [Sep 2017]
  7. We Are Here
    Validate Baseline Information; analyze environmental effects
  8. Prepare Draft EIS
  9. Federal Register Notice of Availability of Draft EIS
  10. 90-day public review and comment period, with public meetings
  11. Respond to public comments and prepare Final EIS
  12. Federal Register Notice of Availability of Final EIS and Draft ROD
  13. 45-day Public Objection Period
  14. Resolve objections to Final EIS and draft ROD
  15. Issue Final Record of Decision

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Forest Points of Contact

Media & General Info
John Scaggs
jscaggs@fs.fed.us

Project Manager
Resolution Copper
Mary Rasmussen
mcrasmussen@fs.fed.us

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website