News Releases

Upcoming Public Meetings Provide Opportunity to Comment on Environmental Findings for Proposed Copper Mine, Land Exchange

PHOENIX, October 4, 2019 — For Immediate Release.
The Forest Service will host its remaining two public meetings as it continues to collect comments on analysis and findings detailed in the Tonto’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange.

Tonto Officials Add Public Meeting to Acquire Comments on Environmental Findings for Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange

PHOENIX, September 26, 2019 — For Immediate Release.
The Forest Service will host a sixth public meeting on October 10 in Tempe, Arizona, to collect comments on analysis and findings detailed in the Tonto’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange.

Public Meetings Begin September 10 as Forest Service Seeks Feedback on Environmental Findings for Proposed Copper Mine, Land Exchange

PHOENIX, September 4, 2019 — For Immediate Release.
Tonto National Forest staff continue preparations for hosting the first two public meetings to discuss the Forest Service’s analysis in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange.

Tonto Forest to Offer Online Opportunity for Public Viewpoints On Proposed Copper Mine Tailings Facility

PHOENIX, March 21, 2017 — For Immediate Release.
The Tonto National Forest will host two public workshops – March 21 in Superior, Arizona, and March 22 in Gilbert, Arizona -- to collect information on what the public deems important with regard to mine tailings as the Forest Service analyzes alternate locations for Resolution Copper’s proposed tailings facility.

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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.rcexinfo@usda.gov

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.

Forest Service Point of Contact

John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest
john.scaggs@usda.gov

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