2011 Reptile Surveys of the Far West Parcels and Vicinity: Resolution Copper Mining
Reptile community surveys at the Far West parcel and along portions of State Route 79 and US 60 located near Florence Junction. The purpose of this study was to provide information on the occurrence of selected reptile species with the emphasis on four species that are of special interest to Tonto National Forest and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Tucson shovel-nosed snake, Maricopa leaf-nosed snake, Sonoran desert tortoise, and reticulate Gila monster.
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.