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Support a Healthy San Pedro River

Learn about the San Pedro National Conservation Area’s Resource Management Plan

Action Alert for SPRNCA Comments – every comment is important!

The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (NCA), part of the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System and also part of the San Pedro Important Bird Area. The NCA contains about 40 miles of the upper San Pedro River and approximately 55,990 acres of public lands located within Cochise County, Arizona.  BLM is conducting the public comment period for the Resource Management Plan for SPRNCA. Members of the public can review the Draft and provide public comments until Sept. 27. The Draft is available for the public to review and provide comments on the BLM ePlanning website at https://go.usa.gov/xnTuM. Comments may also be submitted by fax to (520) 258-7238. There will be four public meetings to learn about the plan:

  • July 30, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Sierra Vista Police Department, 911 N. Coronado Drive, Sierra Vista, Ariz. (Meeting attendees should use the lobby entrance to access the room)

  • Aug. 8, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Cochise College Benson Center
1025 AZ-90, Benson, AZ 85602, USA

  • Aug. 22, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Sierra Vista Police Department, 911 N. Coronado Drive, Sierra Vista, Ariz. (Meeting attendees should use the lobby entrance to access the room)

  • Aug. 23, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Pima Community College, 401 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson, Ariz.

Santa Cruz River Flood Control 2018

A Pima County Flood Control project to remove 90,000 cubic yards of sediment begins the week of 4/30/18. The project should take between 4 – 6 weeks and aims to reduce flood risk to properties along the river. The first stretch of the project will work between Grant and Speedway. Tucson Audubon has been involved with discussions with Flood Control over protecting areas of native vegetation, avoiding nesting birds, and relocation species as needed. See the documents below for more information.

Tony Davis’s Daily Star piece on Santa Cruz Flood Control project

Flood Control Whitepaper

Flood Control map on sedimentation levels

Flood Control map of preservation areas

Flood Control map of floodplains post-project

Flood Control’s restoration projects

Vegetation survey map

Mitigation site map 1

Mitigation map 2

Final plans- Grant to Speedway

JE Fuller report on Santa Cruz River Project

Phase 2 29th to Mission Lane Map

Phase 2 Memo

Phase II Dredge of the SCR 29th St to Mission Lane Sonoran Desert Heritage Park

Patagonia Mountains Mining

Both the ecology and economy of the Patagonia area are threatened by a number of large-scale mineral mining proposals from foreign-owned companies.

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Villages at Vigneto

Extensive efforts by Tucson Audubon and our partners resulted in the Army Corps of Engineers suspending the proposed Villages at Vigneto’s inadequate, outdated 2006 Clean Water Act 404 Permit in July 2016.

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Rosemont Mine

Tucson Audubon is extremely concerned about the proposed open pit copper mine called Rosemont Mint in the Santa Rita Mountains. The proposed mine would have a massive impact on the environment and surrounding communities from de-watering the aquifer, not only for the local area but for Tucson as well, to endangering the critical habitat for species.

EPA 2017 Comments on the latest Rosemont Mitigation Plan

– May 2018 TAS Letter to ACOE on Mitigation impacts to downstream properties including the Paton Center for Hummingbirds

Arizona Legislature

The best way for citizens to voice opinions on these and other bills in this legislative session is to either 1) show up in person to relevant days in Phoenix (if you are interested in doing this please contact Nicole), OR 2) Call your own legislators or the sponsoring legislators, OR 3) sign up to ‘Request to Speak’ ONLINE. The online request to speak is the easiest option to submit comments on one or multiple bills.

Southline Powerline

Southline Transmission, LLC, proposes to construct, operate, and maintain a high-voltage power line in two segments totaling approximately 360 miles – spanning federal, state and private lands, including the Willcox Playa Globally Important Bird Area.

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SunZia Transmission Project

The SunZia Southwest Transmission project proposes two new parallel 500 kV transmission lines across 515 miles from Lincoln County, New Mexico, to Pinal County, Arizona.

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Ban Neonicotinoids

Neonicotinoids (“neonics”) are nicotine-like insecticides that are contributing to the very alarming global decline of bees and other wildlife.

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Southline Powerline

Southline Transmission, LLC, proposes to construct, operate, and maintain a high-voltage power line in two segments totaling approximately 360 miles – spanning federal, state and private lands, including the Willcox Playa Globally Important Bird Area.

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SunZia Transmission Project

The SunZia Southwest Transmission project proposes two new parallel 500 kV transmission lines across 515 miles from Lincoln County, New Mexico, to Pinal County, Arizona.

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447