Ecological Overview Apache Leap South End Parcels
The Apache Leap South End parcels (“the Property”) are three non-contiguous private inholdings within the Tonto National Forest (TNF). 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.
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.