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    desert landscape 
    May 04, 2022 - Pima County will begin taking bolder steps to address the looming threat of climate change through a new climate action plan. 
    County staff release longfin dace at Agua Caliente Park. 
    Apr 28, 2022 - This is the April 2022 edition of a newsletter about the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. 
    Eryngo planting day 
    Mar 31, 2022 - This is the March 2022 edition of a newsletter highlighting the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. 
    CLS graphic 
    Mar 24, 2022 - A new report provides an overview of the history, development, and application of the Conservation Lands System. 
    Tucson Mountain Park scene in summer 2021 
    Feb 28, 2022 - This is the February 2022 edition of a newsletter highlighting stories about the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan.  
    St. Michael's School - 1st Grade Junior Archaeology 
    Nov 08, 2021 - Staff from the Cultural Resources & Historic Preservation Division had the great honor of being invited to teach archaeology to grades K-3 at St. Michael's School 
    Pima County Courthouse 
    Nov 05, 2021 - Come celebrate Pima County's unique heritage at the Pima County Courthouse's grand reopening - November 15-19, 2021 
    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...