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    Cultural Resources Monitoring of Cienega Creek Natural Preserve. 
    Apr 22, 2021 - Cultural resources monitoring in the Cienega Creek Natural Preserve has been ongoing for 18 years, but our knowledge of the culturally sensitive areas depended on limited research conducted over 20 years ago. Fortunately, this past year, the management and monitoring efforts were given a boost from the results of a new cultural resources survey. The monitoring program became revitalized with renewed enthusiasm for protecting cultural resources. 
    A Trail Through Time - Early Agricultural Engineers: Archaic Farmers 
    Mar 09, 2021 - The Cultural Resources & Historic Preservation Division adds interpretive signage along the Chuck Huckelberry LOOP. 
    Pygmy owl in saguaro cactus nest cavity 
    Feb 12, 2021 - Monitoring pygmy owls helps County biologists balance conservation efforts with development plans. Click here to learn more. 
    Cochie Canyon 
    Oct 22, 2020 - Board approved two land donations totaling 113 acres. 
    Gila topminnow 
    Oct 07, 2020 - Canal has blossomed with new growth. 
    Biologists capture leopard frogs in Buehman Canyon Preserve 
    Oct 02, 2020 - Biologists capture leopard frogs in Buehman Canyon Preserve 
    Biologists monitor Cienega’s wildlife 
    Dec 06, 2019 - In the Cienega Creek Natural Preserve it's easy to forget you're in the Sonoran Desert.

    The preserve lies about 25 miles southeast of downtown Tucson, still very much in the desert, but here saguaro, ocotillo and cholla give way to dense grass stands and tall cottonwood, mesquite and willow trees. Read more...