Comments Submitted on behalf of Coronado Forest Grazing Permittees
Note: the Coronado National Forest accepted only comments from grazing permittees. The Pima NRCD therefore did not submit the following comments, but supported planning and funding the comments by Robert Schmalzel to benefit the public goals of the Coronado National Forest and to provide scientific support toward protection and recovery of the endangered species mentioned in the BA.
2019.05.10.NRULPC comments on Coronado Grazing BA
Comments by Robert Schmalzel regarding three endangered plant species
Comments regarding Montana and Jarillas Allotments
2019.02.27. Coronado NF Biological Assessment on Livestock Grazing
Please help fund scientific comments in response to the Biological Assessment
2008 Proposed Grazing Action on the Kunde Allotment
2018 National Forest Foundation Southwestern Region Environmental Analysis and Decision Making Partner Roundtable Summary-Report
Citations to Publications Showing Benefits of Controlled Grazing
Kerna, et al. 2014 The Contribution of the Beef Industry to Arizona’s Economy: State and County Profiles
Appleton-Whittel Research Ranch
Reports associated with Appleton-Whittel Research Ranch
– 2018 Coordinated Resource Management Plan for Appleton-Whittel Research Ranch
–Pima Pineapple Cactus
2017.09.28.Pima NRCD comments on Draft Pima Pineapple Cactus Recovery plan
Bengson. 1992. A Big Misquote -“90% of Arizona’s Riparian Areas Have Been Destroyed.”
Neary, Rinne and Medina. 2012. Synthesis of Upper Verde River Research and Monitoring 1993-2008
Biological Assessments by Jerome Stefferud
Krueper et al. (2002) Response of Vegetation and Breeding Birds to the Removal of Cattle on the San Pedro River, Arizona (U.S.A.)
Bodner and Simms, (2008) State of the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. Part 3. Condition and Trend of Riparian Target Species, Vegetation and Channel Geomorphology -Major management actions on the LCNCA, including cattle exclosure, are discussed beginning on page 9.
Pima County 2018 Annual Report for Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan
Transplantations of Native Arizona Fishes: Records through 1980 on JSTOR
–Published and unpublished records are compiled for almost 200 intentional and presumably accidental transplantations of 26 species and subspecies of native Arizona fishes, along with localities of origin and comments on current status of introduced populations.
2014.02.24.Pima NRCD Submitted Comments in response to Proposed Threatened Status for the …Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Comments by Norman James on proposed listing of Yellow billed cuckoo
Supplemental Comments of Norman James on proposed listing of Yellow-billed cuckoo
Below, is the Stefferuds’ 1996 status study of Gila topminnows in Redrock Canyon. Redrock Canyon had the largest known population of Gila topminnows on Forest Service land when cattle were present there.
However, not long after all grazing of Redrock was eliminated by the Forest Service, the Gila topminnow disappeared and was gone (extirpated) from there by 2006. The only management change was the permanent exclusion of all livestock presence. The same has occurred virtually everywhere livestock have been permanently excluded for the alleged benefit of native fishes, as on the middle Verde River, where both Spikedace and Loachminnow disappeared soon thereafter and where even Long-finned dace disappeared from all but two, privately-owned stretches of the river where controlled livestock presence is still practiced. The second link below is a tacit admission from the FWS that the Gila topminnow is extinct in Redrock Canyon.
1996. Stefferud and Stefferud. Status of Gila Topminnow and Results of Monitoring Fish Populations in Red Rock Canyon 1979-1993
USFS (2008) Redrock Pasture (Kunde Allotment) Proposed Action
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 2 Field Notes: First Gila topminnow release made under Arizona Game and Fish Department Safe Harbor Agreement
Bodner, Simms, and Gori (2007), State of the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area: Gila Topminnow population status and trends 1989-2005
Timmons (2011) Gila Topminnow and Desert Pupfish Management on BLM Lands in Arizona: 2007-2008 Report
Sonora Chub Biological Assessment: A Case Study of Forest Service Direction Abuse and ESA Requirement Malfeasance
Spikedace and Loach Minnow
Parker and Darling. 2010. Comments in response to proposed critical habitat designation for Spikedace and Loach Minnow
Paroz and Probst (2007) Distribution of Spikedace, Loach Minnow and Chub Species in the Gila River Basin, New Mexico, 1908-2007