Arizona Game and Fish Department

Classification, nomenclature, description, and range for Hohokam Agave, Murphey Agave

This document represents not only a plan, but also a guide to using the conservation products we have developed over the years.

Large spreading shrub or small tree up to 8 m (26.25 ft) tall, but more often 1- 4 m (3.28-13.12 ft) tall, with roughish, dark gray bark and densely stellate-pubescent twigs.

The objective of the surveys within the Mineral Creek watershed during 2009 were to document occurrence of Gila chub and other fish species within perennial waters in Devils Canyon and the portion of Mineral Creek between Big Box Dam and the ASARCO Ray Mine tunnel.

Mineral Creek is a tributary to the Gila River in Pinal County Arizona. Mineral Creek is impounded by Big Box Dam just upstream of ASARCO Ray Mine.

The objectives of the surveys conducted in 2013 were to 1) complete the inventory of perennial waters in the Devils Canyon and Mineral Creek drainages and document the presence of fish and aquatic species within stock tanks; 2) survey Mineral Creek to determine persistence of Longfin Dace, document occurrence of Gila Chub, and evaluate the suitability of habitat in Mineral Creek for the reintroduction of Gila Chub and other native species.

This report has been developed by the Department to describe the species of economic and recreational importance (SERI) and quantify levels of wildlife related recreation and public access within the Resolution Copper Mine project area, hereafter referenced as RCM project area.

Map and game species overview of Unit 37B.

Map and game species overview of Unit 24B


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

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.

Forest Service Point of Contact

John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website