Public Hearings

The Forest Service will collect comments in multiple ways including public hearings, written comments, and website submissions. Public hearings will be held across the region including Superior, San Tan Valley, Kearny, Globe, and Queen Valley. The schedule may change on short notice due to weather or other community events. Please check back here for the most current meeting schedule.

Persons wishing to speak at the public hearing should sign up at the meeting entry. Speaker positions will be assigned randomly.


5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.     Sign-in and Open House
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.     Presentation
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.     Public Hearing and Open House

Locations and Dates

Superior - September 10, 2019
Superior Junior/High School
1500 Panther Drive, Superior, AZ

San Tan Valley - September 12, 2019
Central Arizona College, San Tan Campus A100 and A101
3736 E Bella Vista Rd, San Tan Valley, AZ

Kearny - September 17, 2019
Ray Elementary School Cafeteria
701 AZ 177, Kearny, AZ

Globe - September 19, 2019
High Desert Middle School Auditorium
4000 High Desert Drive, Globe, AZ

Queen Valley - October 8, 2019
Queen Valley Recreation Hall
1478 East Queen Valley Drive, Queen Valley, AZ

*Tempe - October 10, 2019
Hotel Tempe/Phoenix Airport InnSuites
1651 West Baseline Road, Tempe, AZ
* Added to schedule as of September 20, 2019

Meeting Materials

Draft EIS Public Meeting Presentation

This 15-minute presentation outlines the content and findings in the Draft EIS that was shared with attendees at each public meeting in September and October 2019. This includes a brief message from the deciding official.

Posters - Draft EIS Poster Packet

Collection of 20 posters and maps presented at the Draft EIS Public Hearings.

Download PDF

Newsletter - Draft EIS Release Newsletter

This newsletter provides an overview of how the document is organized, content, how to get a copy, and how to provide substantive comments.

Download PDF


Public Hearings

The Forest Service will host its remaining two public meetings in Queen Valley on October 8 and in Tempe on October 10.

Public Hearings

Video & Materials

A video presentation – the same information introduced at each public meeting – as well as meeting materials (posters and newsletter) are available for public review.

Video - Draft EIS

Public Meeting Materials

Draft EIS Released

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange is now available for review under the 'EIS Info' tab.

Draft EIS

Comment on DEIS

Optional ways to comment on the Draft EIS are located under the 'EIS Info' and the 'Public Involvement' tabs.


Media & General Info

Point of Contact
John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website