Biological Evaluation of the Near West Analysis Area
WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) was retained by Resolution Copper Mining (Resolution) to prepare a Biological Evaluation (BE) for the proposed Near West tailings alternatives area. The purposes of this BE are: 1) to describe the physical and biological features of the Analysis Area, 2) to describe and map the plant communities, and 3) to identify the potential for special status species to occur within the Analysis Area. For the purposes of this BE, special status species are those currently listed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) in Pinal County as endangered, threatened, proposed for listing, or candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) or listed by the USFS as Sensitive in TNF.
WestLand Resources Inc. 2013. Biological Evaluation of the Near West Analysis Area. March 2013.