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- All Subjects: Conservation of natural resources
- Resource Type: Text
This paper expands on the Conceptuall Plan (April 1998) for a cultural and riparian restoration project called Paseo de las Iglesias.
Correspondence Received in Response to the Draft Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan: Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan
A total of 170 letters or documents were received by the County Administrator in response to the draft Concept Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. An estimated 59 non-governmental organizations or individuals have expressed an interest in participating in developing the plan.
This draft report results from Board direction to develop a comprehensive environmental based response to urban growth pressures. The draft plan itself is the merger of active citizen discussion regarding growth with the Coalition for the Sonoran Desert Protection Plan and others, along with integration of a number of past and present County activities that are natural resource protection oriented.
Pima County Reserves - A Summary of Existing Master and Management Plans: Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan
Reviews the planning efforts and analyzes the existing background reports, master plans, and management plans of parks and preserves owned by Pima County. A comparison of the planning documents, natural and cultural resources, threats and stressors, inventories, monitoring and research activities is presented.
Suggests where connections exist and provides a look at the resources within existing and proposed parks and preserves, based on current management and planning documents. It frames open space possibilities by outlining the known potential of one ranch conservation area, parks, and preserve areas in eastern Pima County.
Describes the relation of the current and proposed system of mountain parks and preserves to the ongoing multi-species conservation planning process. Business interests will be able to pursue land uses which impact habitat, so long as defined conservation standards are met. This report simply frames planning possibilities by outlining the known potential of twelve park and preserve areas in eastern Pima County.
The purpose of this report is to summarize information relevant to water aspects of the SDCP and the Pima County Comprehensive Plan. It deals with water supply and human water demand, and water supplies and needs for riparian and wetland habitat.
A thoughtful and many ways ground breaking study on the potential impacts that future climate variability might have on plants, animals, people and ecosystem processes. It describes the geographic setting of Pima County, the history of weather data collection; variables such as precipitation, variability of rainfall, drought, floods, groundwater, temperature, frost and potential evapotranspiration; and the potential responses of over forth species of concern to short term climate variation.
The cornerstone of any habitat conservation plan is the establishment of a set of reserves that are ultimately managed to preserve or enhance populations of a particular species or suite of species. Also, with any priority species in a particular region there are geographic areas that are much more important to the species than others. Identifying those areas is an important part of the planning process and a required activity to help assure that the best habitat areas for each species are identified and targeted for inclusion within the reserve system.
Documents the representation of aspects of biodiversity within both the existing system of protected land and the biologically preferred alternative of the SDCP. It is necessary to think not only in terms of species, but also in terms of vegetation communities. Aspects of both were incorporated into the design of the SDCP. This study provides a detailed look at the twenty-one special element conservation targets that were considered by the Science Technical Advisory Team for the Plan.