US Forest Service
SACPA wants you to stay abreast of regulations that may threaten your cattle operation and possibly also the welfare of your cattle and even your own health. In some cases SACPA has submitted professional comments to agencies. It is important when an agency issues a call for public comments that you send your personal comments as well. Putting your face and personal concerns in front of an agency can significantly impact the final decision. In addition, silence is taken as agreement. Should you ever need to sue an agency you will find yourself without the ability to do so if they received no comment from you or comment on your behalf when they issued the call.
The links below take you to some key issues that are current, as well as some convenient links to bookmark in your web browser for future use.
View and Comment on Proposed Regulations posted in the Federal Register https://regulations.gov
United States National Forest System
Coronado National Forest
Forest Plan Documents
- Coronado National Forest Draft Land and Resource Management Plan(November 2013)
- Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Revision of the Coronado National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan.
- 1986 Coronado National Forest Plan Current Coronado Forest Plan (PDF, 1.43 mb
SACPA’s Latest Comments on Proposed Rule Changes:
In November 2008 the Coronado National Forest requested public comments on their Draft Planning Rule documents concerning 14 Forest management issues.
Dennis Parker, who is both a wildlife biologist and an attorney licensed in Arizona, responded on behalf of SACPA. Click here to see a summary of Dennis Parker’s comments in response to the 2008 proposed changes.
Coronado National Forest Planning Rule Home Page
All Coronado National Forest Planning Documents
March 2010 Coronado Draft Forest Plan
January 27, 2010 Federal Register Notice–”Plan Revision for the Coronado National Forest, Cochise, Graham, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz Counties, AZ; and Hidalgo County, NM”
- SACPA responded with formal comments written by Dennis Parker. Click here to read comments.
National Forest System
February 14, 2011 Federal Register Notice for proposed US Forest Service Planning Rule for all units of the US National Forest System
The Pima and Winkelman Natural Resources Conservation Districts, among other conservation districts across Arizona and the USA, responded with formal comments written by Fred Kelly Grant, calling the National Forest System into Coordination on this rule.