The Altar Valley Conservation Alliance is a collaborative conservation organization founded in 1995, and incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Just southwest of Tucson, Arizona, the Altar Valley comprises approximately 610,000 acres of Sonoran desert grassland, some of the most biologically rich and ecologically threatened biotic communities in the world. Private ranches work side by side with federal, state and local agencies to manage the valley, which is the largest unfragmented watershed in Pima County, outside of the Tohono O’odham Nation to the west. This collection is an archive of reports and other documents specific to Alliance activities.
Pima County Ranch Conservation and the Multi-Species Conservation Plan
Pima County Government
In this memorandum to the Pima County Board of Supervisors, C.H. Huckelberry, the current Pima County Administrator, clarifies the County's perspective on the continuation of ranching activities on lands administered by the Multi-species Conservation Plan (MSCP). Concerns had arisen regarding the potential effects of the soon-to-be-granted Section 10 Permit (Permit) on allowable land uses in the area. Huckelberry states that the Permit will not change the County's relationship with their ranch operators and that ranching activities will continue to be allowed.