Final EIS & Draft ROD

Preview of Final EIS PDF

The FEIS and draft ROD are now available for download - see Final EIS & Draft ROD. These documents are also available for review at all Coronado National Forest offices in addition to numerous public libraries in and around Tucson, AZ – see Locations.

Objections Process and Timeframe

The objection filing period opened January 1, 2014 and closed February 14, 2014. The Forest Service is currently in the objection review process. The Reviewing Officer, Regional Forester Cal Joyner issued a written response to the objections on June 13, 2014. The Coronado Forest Supervisor issued a written response to the Regional Forester on March 29, 2016. Additional information on the objection process follows:


June 2, 2014

ARIZONA — The Southwestern Region is completing the review of objections received on the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine Final Environmental Impact Statement and will release Regional Forester Cal Joyner’s responses to objectors early next week.

May 23, 2014

The Coronado National Forest is requesting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to reinitiate formal consultation for the Rosemont Copper project. Consultation is required under the Endangered Species Act to ensure that the effects of a proposed project on listed species are avoided or minimized.

May 1, 2014

ARIZONA — In light of the extensive review of issues raised during the objection process for the Rosemont Copper Mine Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), Regional Forester Cal Joyner has determined it necessary to delay his response to the objections filed with the Forest Service.