The Forest Service proposes to revise the current management of the Apache Leap Special Management Area (SMA) on the Globe Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest. In December 2014, Congress set forth the establishment of the Apache Leap SMA through the Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (NDAA). Section 3003(g)(5)(a) of the NDAA directed the Forest Service to prepare a special management plan for the Apache Leap SMA in consultation with affected Indian tribes, the Town of Superior, Resolution Copper Mining, LLC (Resolution Copper), and interested members of the public.
Objection Period Begins Following Management Plan Draft Decision
The Forest Service has completed an Environmental Assessment and issued a Draft Decision Notice for the adoption of a management plan for the Apache Leap Special Management Area. Related documents on this Web site provide additional information.
News Release Outlines Objection Procedures
Who can file an objection to the Forest Service’s draft decision for the management plan? Where do submissions go?
See this news release.