Ecological Overview Apache Leap South End Parcels
The Apache Leap South End parcels are three non-contiguous private inholdings within the Tonto National Forest. The property is situated along the southern end of the Apache Leap, a prominent geologic feature that visually dominates the skyline east of the town of Superior, Arizona. The property encompasses portions of the Apache Leap cliff face as well as rugged terrain of several ridges and drainages emanating from the cliff.
This ecological evaluation was conducted to:
- Identify the type and relative condition of the onsite biological resources,
- Evaluate ecological characteristics of the Property to identify remarkable resource attributes, and
- Briefly assess the conservation values of these attributes in reference to local and regional contexts.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.