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  • Supervisors Approve Key Wildlife Acquisition

    Jun 25, 2018 | Read More News
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    Tesoro Nueve

    The Tesoro Nueve acquisition contains portions of Buehman Canyon and two springs.  Buehman Canyon is a tributary to the San Pedro River and is thought to be an important water sources to that regionally significant river.  The riparian vegetation hosts a huge array of species, including the federally listed yellow-billed cuckoo.  Black bears, and troops of coati use the area, as well as many other species. The uplands as well as riparian area are part of a state-recognized wildlife corridor linking the Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains to the Galiuro Mountains.

    Acquisition of the property will simplify and improve management of an adjacent County-owned ranch.   Continued livestock production on the State grazing leases is anticipated as part of the Ranch Conservation element of the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan.

    For more information, read the press release.