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Objection Period on Draft Decision for Apache Leap Special Management Area Management Plan Ends Oct 10

PHOENIX, September 25, 2017 — For Immediate Release.
Forest Service officials want to remind the public and interested parties they have until October 10, 2017, to submit an objection to the Forest Service’s selection of the Proposed Action for the Apache Leap Special Management Area management plan.

Forest Supervisor Chooses Proposed Action for Apache Leap Management Plan

PHOENIX, August 25, 2017 — For Immediate Release.
The Tonto National Forest has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued a Draft Decision Notice for the adoption of a management plan for the Apache Leap Special Management Area (SMA).

Forest Supervisor Neil Bosworth has selected the Proposed Action for the Apache Leap SMA management plan based on a review of the EA. Development of the EA, along with the management plan, incorporated consultation efforts with affected Native American tribes, elected officials from the town of Superior, Arizona, and members of the public.

SIDEBAR: 45-day Objection Period Begins August 26 on Draft Decision for Apache Leap Special Management Area Management Plan

PHOENIX, August 25, 2017 — For Immediate Release.
Forest Supervisor Neil Bosworth’s selection of the Proposed Action for the Apache Leap Special Management Area management plan – which recommends approval of the management plan while concurrently amending the forest plan -- is subject to the pre-decisional objection procedures identified in 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 219 subpart B.

Forest Service Announces Additional 30-day Comment Period for Apache Leap Management Plan

PHOENIX, June 30, 2017 — For Immediate Release.
The Tonto National Forest will offer a 30-day public comment period from July 1 through July 30, 2017, to collect feedback on suggested changes to the proposed management plan for the Apache Leap Special Management Area and forthcoming Forest Plan amendment that would incorporate the new management direction.

Forest Officials To Discuss Apache Leap Management Plan Status During Upcoming Public Meeting

PHOENIX, March 17, 2017 — For Immediate Release.
Forest Service officials will meet with interested members of the public April 4 in Superior, Arizona, to update attendees on the Forest Service’s management plan for the Apache Leap Special Management Area.

The meeting will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Superior High School located at 100 Mary Drive.