Restoring Desert Ecosystems
A commonality is that ecological restoration is challenging in deserts, because deserts represent extremes of Earth’s climates and precipitation is unreliable. It is not uncommon for some deserts to receive little or no rainfall for an entire year, or even multiple years.
Abella, S.R. 2017. Restoring Desert Ecosystems. In Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration, edited by S.K. Allison and S.D. Murphy, pp. 158-172. New York, New York Taylor and Francis.
Email Address Created for Land Exchange Questions
The Southwestern Region Office of Lands and Minerals Management is overseeing and administering the land exchange and appraisal process which includes the 2,422-acre Oak Flat Federal Parcel. All questions about the land exchange and appraisal process should be emailed to SM.FS.firstname.lastname@example.org
Programmatic Agreement Info
To comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Tonto National Forest developed a Programmatic Agreement (PA) and included it in Volume 5, Appendix O of the final EIS. The PA was created in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the State Historic Preservation Office, tribes and other consulting parties. The PA contains an agreed upon process for identifying, evaluating and addressing adverse effects to historic properties associated with this undertaking.
To review Volume 5 and the PA, Download Vol 5 PDF, 27 MB.