Conservation Plans and Agreements

Safe Harbor Agreement

Data Definitions

Malpai Borderlands Group SHA
USFWS Region(s)
USFWS Field Office(s)
Tucson Sub-Office
NEPA Process
categorical exclusion
Involved Agency
  • Date Information
  • Date Assistance Initiated
    Date Application Received
    Date of Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS
    Date Noticed in Federal Register
    Date Permit Issued
    Date Application Withdrawn
    Date Permit Expired
    Date Permit Denied
    Date Permit Suspended
    Date Permit Revoked
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    Southwest NM and Southeast AZ
    Listed Species
  • Frog, Chiricahua leopard - (Rana chiricahuensis) Entire T
  • Non-Listed Species
    No non-listed species
    streams, stocktanks, cienegas in grassland communities; can also be in oak woodlands
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 500000 acres (Arizona)
  • 300000 acres (New Mexico)
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Data not available
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • Yes
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    26390 acres
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    No info
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    private individual
    non-governmental organization
    state agency
    Land Use
    forest management activities
    recreational activities
    50 years, 0 months
    Reporting Frequency
    Annually by 2/15
    Report Received Date(s)
    Arizona Game and Fish Department, University of Arizona, The Nature Conservancy, Natural Resource Conservation Service
    FWS Contact
    Marty Tuegel, Tucson Suboffice, 520.670.6150 (ext 232)
    WO Copy of Agreement
    No info
    Monitoring Notes
    in FY08, our second landowner enrolled 3,790 acres under this Agreement. The acreage has an existing Chiricahua leopard frog population. The actions on this property include removing non-native fish from two stock tanks in the upper reaches of the watershed and working to expand a remnant cienega from its current 90 acres to historical 150 acres. Additional habitat enhancements around stock tanks are planned. Our first participant assisted FWS in reestablishing a population at a second site on the enrolled property. Monitoring will be done determine success of this reestablishment. in FY07, one participant has expanded their acreage enrolled to include the whole ranch and has initiated improvements on additional aquatic sites and started the process to re-establish additional population sites on the ranch. Two additional landowners are working to sign certificates of inclusion. in FY06, one participant had signed on to the SHA. Two refugium ponds are active and being used. Frog reproduction has been observed.
    Additional Notes
    This SHA is expected to provide a net conservation benefit to the Chiracahua leopard frog and other native frog species in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. The Malpai Borderlands Group is a non-profit organization composed primarily of ranchers, who wished to do good things for conservation of native species on their thousands of acres of healthy ranchlands in southern AZ and NM. These private individuals have also brought Federal and State partners into their efforts. On August 16, 2004, the Conservation Committee formed under this agreement met to discuss implementation. Implementation of conservation activities expected in FY 2005. On July 7, 2005 we received the first draft certificate of inclusion and document of participation.
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    No info
    Federal Register Documents
    No info

    Report generated on: February 09, 2016
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