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Update Apache Leap Management Area: Environmental Assessment is out, Oct. 9 set as deadline for comments

Update Apache Leap Management Area: Environmental Assessment is out, Oct. 9 set as deadline for comments

by Ted Lake | Special to Copper Area News

Apache Leap Mountain is one of the Copper Corridor’s treasures./CopperArea

The Tonto National Forest has announced that an Environmental Assessment has been completed and a Draft Decision Notice has been issued for the adoption of the management plan for the Apache Leap.

This special management area is 839 acres of land ( 1.31  square mile ) local east of the town of Superior south of U.S. Hwy. 60 and on the west side of the Oak Flat area.

The National Defense Act of 2015 calls for the establishment of special management of this site for three reasons.  They are to preserve the natural character of Apache Leap, to allow for traditional uses of the area by Native Americans and to protect and conserve the cultural and archaeological resources of the area.

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