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- Creators: Pima County (Ariz.). County Administrator's Office
- Creators: Perret, Malcolm
Pima County Multiple Species Conservation Plan Monitoring Program - Recommended Approach: Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan
Provides an overview of the issues related to monitoring the 36 species proposed for coverage under the forthcoming Section 10 permit to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. By integrating the requirements for MSCP compliance and effectiveness monitoring with the challenges inherent in single-species monitoring, this document seeks a balance between species-specific monitoring and other habitat, ecosystem and threats-based measures (parameters). By designing such a program, Pima County will be in a better position to anticipate and adjust management actions for the conservation of covered species and the ecosystems that support them.
The Multiple Species Conservation Plan will complete the land use planning process in a conflict between competing interests on the question of growth. A path of balance was chosen by advancing the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. This second draft will be posted on the website and distributed to interested community and committee members. A public process will be conducted so that during 200t the document can be finalized and submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the application for a federal endangered species permit.
Newsletter with information you should know about the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan and Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
Over the past decade, a number of high-profile, regional-scale habitat conservation plans have been developed by local governments to address the conflict between the Endangered Species Act and land use planning issues. Three of these planning efforts are compared based on Pima County's specific experience.