Barnes Property Baseline Wildlife Inventory

Project: Research project

Description

Background The Barnes Property, located east of Tucson, Arizona adjacent to Colossal Cave Mountain Park, was acquired as replacement mitigation for impacts to biological resources on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation from implementation of their Water Settlement Act. The 160-acre parcel is bisected by Posta Quemada Wash, an emphemeral drainage dominated by velvet mesquite (Prosopis velutina) and acacia (Acacia sp.). The majority of the property consists of steep hillsides with rough terrain dominated by various grass (Aristida sp., Bouteloua sp., Bromus sp. etc.), yucca (Yucca sp.), and agave (Agave sp.) species. The property consists of the following communities as described by Brown (1994): Sonoran Riparian Deciduous Woodland, Chihuahuan Desertscrub and Semidesert Grassland.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/13/135/31/15

Funding

  • DOI: Bureau of Reclamation (USBR): $20,000.00

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woodland
mitigation
replacement
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drainage
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