Forest Officials Seek Comments


The Tonto National Forest has started a public comment period on a draft Environmental Assessment for Heber-Reno/ Morgan Mountain Sheep Driveways.

Forest officials are seeking public comment on the Heber-Reno/Morgan Mountain Sheep Driveways draft Environmental Assessment (EA) on the Mesa, Tonto Basin and Pleasant Valley ranger districts of the Tonto National Forest and the Black Mesa, Lakeside and Springerville ranger districts of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

Officials propose to authorize the historic use and management of the Heber-Reno and Morgan Mountain Sheep Driveways for trailing sheep between their winter pastures in Chandler, and their summer pastures above the Mogollon Rim. The public comment period has started and ends on Tuesday, June 1.

Copies of the EA can be found on the Tonto National Forest Web site at

r3/tonto/projects  or copies (print or CD Rom) of the EA are available at the Tonto National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 2324 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006.

Comments may be mailed or hand-delivered to: Don Luhrsen. Pleasant Valley District Ranger, P. O. Box 450, Young, AZ 85554. Comments may be faxed: Attention Don Luhrsen at (928) 462-4346. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail to comments-southwestern-tonto@ (please reference Sheep Driveway in the subject line), or may be hand delivered weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Attention Don Luhrsen, at the Forest Supervisor’s Office, Tonto National Forest, 2324 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006.

The deadline for comments is Tuesday, June 1.


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