U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Increased nitrogen (N) or sulfur (S) deposition may result from emissions from new or modified facilities subject to New Source Review (NSR), activities subject to requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other actions.

The Federal Land Managers’ Air Quality Related Values Work Group (FLAG) formed to develop a more consistent approach for the Federal Land Managers (FLMs) to evaluate air pollution effects on resources.

This cooperative plan is primarily designed to detect declines in territory occupancy, nest success, and productivity in six regions across the United States. Regional data for all population measures will be combined to examine trends nationwide.

Proponents of land-use activities are responsible for determining potential impacts to raptors of those activities. Appropriate management strategies for conservation and restoration of raptor populations and their habitats associated with the proposed actions should be devised.

Protected by the Arizona Native Plant Law. Critical habitat has been designated on approximately 7,501 hectares (18,535 acres) in Maricopa, western Pima, and Pinal counties.

On August 15, 2014, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announced a proposal to designate critical habitat for the western distinct population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo (western yellow-billed cuckoo) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate revised critical habitat for the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) (flycatcher) under the Endangered Species Act.

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), list the Gila chub (Gila intermedia) as endangered with critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).

Topics include land use, demographics, specific industry sectors, the role of non-labor income, the wildland-urban interface, the role of amenities in economic development, and payments to county governments from federal lands.


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Tonto National Forest

Apache Leap Special Management Area
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