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Report to the Pima County Board of Supervisors

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This document reports the Steering Committee’s recommendations on issues related to Pima County’s ESA Section 10 permit application and the associated MSHCP. With a few exceptions, it does not address the issues associated with the other elements of the SDCP.

This document reports the Steering Committee’s recommendations on issues related to Pima County’s ESA Section 10 permit application and the associated MSHCP. With a few exceptions, it does not address the issues associated with the other elements of the SDCP. With a few exceptions, it does not address the issues associated with the other elements of the SDCP.

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2003-06-13

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Pumas and Pollinators - Restoring Connectivity in the Sky Islands: Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan

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Since habitat loss and fragmentation by roads and other infrastructure pose major challenges to wildlife movement in these areas, high priority should be given to identifying, preserving, and reconnecting habitat linkages.

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2002-09

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Natural and Cultural Resources of the Buckelew Farm Lands: Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan

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Pima County in partnership with the Arizona Open Land Trust has the opportunity to purchase 500 acres of land in fee simple from the Buckelews at a per acre price of $1,800, for a total of $900,000 plus closing costs.

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2002-09

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Cost Model for Section 10 Endangered Species Act Compliance For All Impacts in the Unincorporated Area of Pima County: Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan

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Certain concepts related to the environment, particularly the conservation of biological and cultural resources, have been integrated into the Comprehensive Land Use Plan of Pima County. The attached cost model has been prepared to frame the issue of the estimated

Certain concepts related to the environment, particularly the conservation of biological and cultural resources, have been integrated into the Comprehensive Land Use Plan of Pima County. The attached cost model has been prepared to frame the issue of the estimated cost of Endangered Species Act compliance under the present planning model.

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2002-05-23

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Stakeholder Perspectives on the Economic Impact of the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan: What Does the Business Community Think?

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A series of 51 individual stakeholder interviews and two focus groups conducted with members of the Pima County business community in fall, 2001, documented significantly divided opinion about the likely economic impacts of the county's SDCP. Only one major finding reflected consensus, while several others revealed sharp differences of opinion.

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2002

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Economics of Large-Scale Conservation - A Framework for Assessment in Pima County: Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan

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A number of significant positive and negative economic impacts could result from Pima County's SDCP and related programs, according to an analysis of existing research on large-scale conservation planning undertaken to provide a framework for community decision-making. This report offers

A number of significant positive and negative economic impacts could result from Pima County's SDCP and related programs, according to an analysis of existing research on large-scale conservation planning undertaken to provide a framework for community decision-making. This report offers no final verdict on the net economic impact of Pima County's current, ambitious initiatives in habitat conservation and growth management. However, it does provide a framework for future assessment and decision-making.

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2002

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Mitigation Land Banking Workshop: Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan

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Provides an overview of types of mitigation banking activities that have evolved from the Army Corps of Engineers wetlands banking. The discussion provides important distinctions between traditional practices in the area of mitigation banking and banking for endangered species purposes.

Provides an overview of types of mitigation banking activities that have evolved from the Army Corps of Engineers wetlands banking. The discussion provides important distinctions between traditional practices in the area of mitigation banking and banking for endangered species purposes. The potential role of private sector in this market is described, as well as the roles of federal and local government participants.

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2002-04

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Effects of Roads on Natural Resources: Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan

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The study details the direct and indirect impacts of roads on natural resources, including direct mortality and loss of habitat, physical changes to the topography and hydrology of an area, impacts to habitat, noise, light and other types of pollution, and habitat fragmentation.

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2002-02