Southern Dunes Golf Course
Del Sol Group prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the fee-to-trust transfer of approximately 300 acres adjacent to the Ak-Chin Indian Community in Maricopa, Arizona, encompassing the Southern Dunes Golf Course. The transfer constituted a federal action under NEPA, with Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as the reviewing agency. The EA analyzed land, water (quality, use, rights), air, biological, and cultural resources, and socioeconomic conditions.
Location: Maricopa, Arizona
Timeframe: March 2011 – March 2013
Accomplishments: Approved Finding of No Significant Impact by BIA
Challenges: Adverse scoping comments and delayed support of project by adjacent land owners/interested parties