The final ROD is available for download - see Final EIS & Final ROD. This document is also available for review at Coronado National Forest offices in addition to select public libraries in Tucson and southern Arizona.
Coronado National Forest Supervisor Kerwin Dewberry has signed the final Record of Decision (ROD) for the Rosemont Copper Project. The ROD outlines Supervisor Dewberry’s decision to select the Barrel Alternative and approve the Mine Plan of Operations once amended, and to amend the 1986 Coronado National Forest Plan by creating a new management area around the mine site.
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.
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.
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