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Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan

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Financing Green Infrastructure: Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan

The Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan (SDCP) is an “ambitious, community-driven, multi-species habitat conservation and urban growth planning process…intended to eventually set aside approximately 440,000 acres to help preserve sensitive species and critical wildlife habitat” (Friends of Saguaro National Park). In addition to habitat preservation, the plan aims to preserve cultural and historical resources. The SDCP […]

Voluntary Implementation of the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan: So far, so good

Pima County, AZ set out on a mission to revise its land use practices in 1998 after discovering the endangered pygmy owl.  It has resolved to meet a lofty, yet valiant, goal: to “ensure the long-term survival of the full spectrum of plants and animals that are indigenous to Pima County through maintaining or improving […]

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