Springerville, August 16, 2019 – For Immediate Release – Arizona Game and Fish Department proposes to install an Aeration System at Luna Lake on the Alpine Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs). The purpose of the Aerator System will be to improve water quality during summer months by maintaining adequate dissolved oxygen (DO) to help prevent fish kills.
Navopache Electric Cooperative (NEC) would extend the powerlines to the proposed location of the Aerator building. The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Alpine Ranger District, would authorize a 20-year term Special Use Permit to Arizona Game and Fish Department for the proposed Aeration System.
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is seeking your comments on this proposal to ensure ASNFs staff consider all reasonably foreseeable impacts potentially associated with the proposed action, as well as, potential benefits; and to enable members of the public to participate in ASNFs activities in order to help best manage Forest resources.
The proposed project will occur at Gila & Salt River Meridian (GSRM), Township 5 North, Range 31 East, Sections 16 and 17. Please see map on website below for additional information on Luna Lake Aerator Project. http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/asnf/landmanagement/projects.
National Forests are your lands. We need your help in identifying opportunities, concerns, and issues related to these proposed activities. You can also get more involved by obtaining detailed information on our proposal such as maps and additional site-specific data.
Once on the website, scroll down to Forest Projects, then to Under Analysis, and look for the project name. To give us your opinion or to request more information, please comment. Our staff will review your feedback, will identify issues, and any possible alternatives to achieve the project’s purpose and need. You may submit written comments by email, mail, or hand-deliver them by August 26, 2019:
Please send electronic comments to: Shannon Miller- email@example.com with “Luna Lake Aerator Project” as the subject.
Mail comments to:
Alpine Ranger District
RE: Luna Lake Aerator Project
P.O. Box 469 Alpine, AZ 85920