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Identifies key potential threats and stressors to vulnerable species in Pima County, and to the biological and hydrological resources that support these species. Emphasis has been placed on identifying the specific components of past, existing, and proposed land and water uses that pose the greatest potential threats over the next 30 years to focal species and special habitats, plant associations, and communities.

Contributors
Pima County (Ariz.). County Administrator's Office
Created Date
2000-03

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.

Contributors
Pima County (Ariz.). County Administrator's Office
Created Date
2001-09

Mr. Proudfoot, the leading pygmy-owl biologist in the United States, has worked for the last two years to gather and analyze the data that allows us to address issues regarding the genetic viability of ferruginous pygmy-owls in Arizona and to establish a framework for future management efforts. The two major questions addressed are (1) do populations of concern lack genetic variation relative to putative healthy populations, and (2) how unique are geographically distinct populations within a species of special concern?

Contributors
Proudfoot, Glenn A., Douglas, R. Douglas, Pima County (Ariz.). County Administrator's Office
Created Date
2001-01

To facilitate discussion about which species might be considered for protection, a series of in-depth interviews were conducted with members of the local science community who have expertise in the areas of birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals, plants and plant communities, and reptiles and amphibians.

Contributors
Fonseca, Julia, Scalero, David, Shaw, William W., et al.
Created Date
1999-04-29

Compiles information on plants and animals that are already recognized by the federal government as imperiled species, species which have been extirpated, and a much larger number of species that are in decline either locally or nationally. Descriptions of status, location, distribution and habitat needs are presented for each species proposed. The report also considers vegetative communities, their history of decline and modification, and recommends priorities for their protection.

Contributors
Fonseca, Julia, Scalero, David, Pima County (Ariz.). County Administrator's Office
Created Date
1999-11-19

Surveys were conducted for Huachuca water umbel at the Cienega Creek Natural Preserve, the Bingham Cienega Preserve, and the La Cebadilla property. Because the plant was detected in sites that are further north and at lower elevations than previously considered, the study recommends that assumptions regarding the potential presence of the species throughout Pima County should be re-examined.

Contributors
Pima County (Ariz.). County Administrator's Office
Created Date
2001

This memorandum analyzed fourteen mapping efforts that have taken place in the past decades, or that are ongoing. About half of these initiatives created data that is useful for a basemap for regional bio-planning purposes. Analysis provides advice about how future research and mapping initiatives within Pima County can gather data in a more effective manner.

Contributors
Pima County (Ariz.). County Administrator's Office
Created Date
2000-04

The purpose of this report is to represent the different types of land stewardship in Pima County in a digital Geographic Information System cover and to update the evaluation of vegetative communities relative to these classes. A previous evaluation suggested that 24 percent of Pima County is in a reserve of some kind; the current evaluation now suggests 26.5 percent.

Contributors
Pima County (Ariz.). County Administrator's Office
Created Date
2000-02

Demonstrates that an effort to protect only listed species would lead to a reserve that was closer to the urbanizing areas of Tucson, and therefore more expensive. The Listed Species Reserve is also one that makes a call on more non-federal land. By limiting the focus of the reserve to listed species, the broader and long term benefits are lost, and trade-offs of high potential habitat are not based on such comprehensive biological principles.

Contributors
Pima County (Ariz.). County Administrator's Office
Created Date
2002-04

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.

Contributors
Pima County (Ariz.). County Administrator's Office
Created Date
2001-05