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Pima Pineapple Cactus Conservation through the Mission Peaks Residential Development
Southwest Region, April 22, 2009
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The Arizona Ecological Services Office (AESO) worked with the Army Corps of Engineers and American Nevada Company to conserve 1,698 acres of Pima pineapple cactus through section 7 consultation for a proposed 4,296-acre residential development in Pima County called Mission Peaks.  AESO and representatives from the American Nevada Company are now working with the Arizona State Land Department to identify potential lands for this conservation, which will be located in either the Santa Cruz and/or Altar Valleys.  Once conserved, these lands will complement the Palo Alto and Pima County Conservation Banks for Pima pineapple cactus.  Onsite conservation within the Mission Peaks development includes 1,057 acres of open space for resource conservation, which includes 465 acres of Pima pineapple cactus habitat.

Contact Info: Nick Carrillo, (602) 242-0210x203, nick_carrillo@fws.gov



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