Biological Resources

This report compares the floodplain and wetlands inventories for five offered lands ("Non-Federal Parcels") to the "Federal Parcel". The Non-Federal Parcels are: JX Ranch, Appleton Ranch, LX Bar Ranch, 6L Ranch, 7B Ranch. The Federal Parcel is also known as the Resolution Parcel, and will be so referenced in this report.

An ecological overview for an approximately 357-hectare site in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.  This evaluation of the property was conducted to: Identify the types and relative condition of the biological resources found; Evaluate the ecological characteristics; Identify remarkable resource attributes and; Briefly assess the resource conservation values and opportunities in reference to local and regional contexts.

An ecological overview for approximately 59.5 hectares of land along Turkey and Rock Creeks within the Tonto National Forest in Gila County, Arizona (referred to as JX Ranch). This evaluation of the property was conducted to: Identify the types and relative condition of the biological resources found; Evaluate the ecological characteristics; Identify remarkable resource attributes, and; Briefly assess the resource conservation values and opportunities in reference to local and regional contexts.

An ecological overview for approximately 59.9 hectares of land along Tangle Creek within the Tonto National Forest in Yavapai County, Arizona (referred to as LX Bar Ranch). This ecological evaluation was conducted to identify the type and relative condition of the biological resources found on and to evaluate ecological characteristics of the property to identify remarkable resource attributes, and to briefly assess their conservation values in reference to local and regional contexts.

Baseline Biology and Land Use Report describing a parcel of federal land in the Tonto National Forest. Resolution intends to obtain the Parcel by way of a land exchange with the U.S. Forest Service and to conduct studies to determine the feasibility of establishing an underground copper mine at the site.

An ecological overview for approximately 1,295 hectares of land along the Lower San Pedro River near the Town of Mammoth. This ecological evaluation was conducted to identify the types, relative condition, and ecological value of the biological resources found on the Property, and to briefly assess their conservation values in the context of the San Pedro River watershed and the larger region.

This inventory is an update of soil and range information and maps of the National Audubon Society Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch that is within the Soil Survey of Santa Cruz and Parts of Cochise and Pima Counties, Arizona.

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Point of Contact
John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest
john.scaggs@usda.gov

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website