Author Topic: Motorized TMP, Tonto National Forest; Gila, Maricopa, Pinal, and Counties, AZ  (Read 1190 times)

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Motorized Travel Management Plan, Tonto National Forest; Gila,
Maricopa, Pinal, and Counties, AZ

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.


SUMMARY: The Tonto National Forest will prepare an environmental impact
statement (EIS) to disclose the effects of designating a system of
roads, trails, and areas for motorized vehicle use, thereby developing
a motorized travel management plan. Such a plan is needed to meet
National travel management regulations and to improve the management
and enforcement of motor vehicle use on National Forest Service lands.
This notice describes the components to be included in the motorized
travel plan, proposed forest plan amendment, decisions to be made,
estimated dates pertaining to the project, information concerning
public participation, and the responsible agency official. The project
area is defined by the boundaries of the Tonto National Forest, and
includes the Cave Creek, Globe, Mesa, Payson, Pleasant Valley, and
Tonto Basin ranger districts.

DATES: Written comments to be considered in the preparation of the
draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) should be submitted on or
before March 4, 2013.
The DEIS is expected to be published in June
2013. The final environmental impact statement (FEIS) and record of
decision (ROD) is expected to be available by November 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Neil Bosworth, Forest Supervisor,
ATTN: Travel Management, 2324 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006.
Comments may also be sent via email to, or via facsimile (602) 225-5295.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Thomas, Tonto National Forest
NEPA Coordinator, 2324 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006, (602) 225-

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