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Passed House amended (09/24/2002)

Tonto and Coconino National Forests Land Exchange Act - Title I: Tonto and Coconino National Forests Land Exchange - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to convey to certain private land owners specified lands in the Tonto National Forest in exchange for the conveyance by such land owners of certain lands adjacent to the Montezuma Castle National Monument and certain lands within the Coconino National Forest. Requires that the values of Federal and non-Federal lands be equalized.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to convey to certain private land owners specified lands northeast of Payson, Arizona, in exchange for the conveyance by such land owners of certain lands within the Tonto National Forest. Requires that the values of Federal and non-Federal lands be equalized. Terminates all special use cabin permits on the Federal land upon execution of the exchange.

Deletes from an exchange Federal land parcels that cannot be transferred due to hazardous materials, threatened or endangered species, cultural or historic resources, or wetland and flood plain problems and requires making appropriate adjustments to equalize land values being exchanged.

Provides that the land acquired by the Secretary become part of the Tonto or Coconino National Forest, as appropriate. Provides for: (1) the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer all or a portion of the lands acquired adjacent to the Montezuma Castle National Monument to the administrative jurisdiction of the National Park Service; and (2) the incorporation of such lands in the Montezuma Castle National Monument.

Title II: Mendocino National Forest Land Conveyance - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to convey to the owner of Faraway Ranch in Lake County, California ("the recipient"), by quitclaim deed, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to specified National Forest System (NFS) lands in Mendocino National Forest in Lake County. Directs the recipient to pay the Secretary an amount equal to the fair market value of the NFS lands. Assigns all transaction costs associated with the conveyance to the recipient. Requires the funds received by the Secretary to be used for the acquisition of land and interests in land for NFS purposes in California and for reimbursement of costs incurred by the Forest Service in making the conveyance. Withdraws, subject to valid existing rights, the lands being conveyed from all forms of location, entry, and patent under the public land laws and the mining and mineral leasing laws of the United States.