Forest Service delays report on ski area expansion
Tuesday, December 2, 2003

The U.S. Forest Service won't release a draft environmental impact statement on the expansion of a ski area in the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona until February at the earliest.

The operators of the Arizona Snowbowl want federal approval to make snow and perform upgrades. But the Hopi Tribe and other tribes say the plan will harm sacred sites in the peaks.

The Forest Service was expected to have the statement ready this week.

Get the Story:
U.S. delays report on Snowbowl upgrades (The Arizona Republic 12/2)

Relevant Documents:
The Snowbowl Improvement Proposal and NEPA | Snowbowl Proposal Highlights

Relevant Links:
Coconino National Forest -

Related Stories:
Hopi Tribe opposing snowmaking in sacred peaks (11/20)
Ski area on sacred mountain expanding (10/15)

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