From an Owl Flap to Landscape Conservation: The Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan

Author: 
Powel, Brian
Fonseca, Julia
Publisher: 
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Publication Year: 
2015
Description: 
This article describes how the listing of the ferruginous pygmy owl in 1997 led to the development of the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan, a comprehensive and innovative approach to species conservation.
Name of Journal: 
Sonorensis
Volume: 
Winter 2015
Pages: 
22-26
Resource Type: 
Text
Document Type: 
Journal Issue/Article
Altar Valley Conservation Alliance

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.