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MSCP History


Over 600 public meetings and a decade of public and expert review occurred before Pima County formally applied to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a Section 10 permit. A Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft MSCP, Draft Appendices and Draft EIS were posted in the Federal Register on December 7, 2012 (77 FR 73045). The USFWS' Arizona Ecological Services website hosts these and other federal documents.

Detailed information concerning public involvement and a record of comments received during scoping and public comment periods are provided in Chapter 6 of the Final EIS.  The Board memos below provide a timeline of how and why Pima County's MSCP was developed, as well as why the MSCP is good for both economic development and conservation.

Pima County Board of Supervisors' Memos

MSCP background and history (2012)
MSCP summarization of public comments (2013)
MSCP purpose and benefits explained (2016)
MSCP national significance (2016)
MSCP importance of ranching (2016)
MSCP changes from draft to final version (2016)
MSCP contributions to species recovery (2016)
MSCP implementing agreement and permit coverage (2016)
MSCP permit signed (2016)
MSCP private lands coverage (2016)
Cost Savings due to MSCP (2018)