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  1. Achieving Landscape conservation through partnerships Four Case Studies from Arizona

  2. Malpai Borderlands • Altar Valley • Lower Colorado River MSCP • Four Forests Restoration Initiative (4-FRI) Case Studies

  3. The four landscapes

  4. Malpai Borderlands group

  5. Private Sector Cooperating ranchers in Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico Public Sector U.S. Department of Agriculture: Forest Service, Coronado National Forest Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station Natural Resources Conservation Service, Arizona and New Mexico Hidalgo Soil and Water Conservation District Whitewater Draw Natural Resource Conservation District U.S. Department of Interior: Bureau of Land Management, Las Cruces and Gila Districts Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Border Patrol/Customs Arizona State Land Department University of Arizona's Desert Laboratory University of New Mexico Arizona State University New Mexico State University New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Arizona Game and Fish Department Nonprofit Organizations The Animas Foundation The Nature Conservancy Fundacion San Bernardino Cooperators

  6. The problem to solve? Astin Springs 1875 Astin Springs 1994

  7. Surrogate species? Desert Massasagua

  8. Altar valley

  9. Partner Organizations: • Altar Valley School District (AVSD) • Arivaca Fire District (AFD) • Arivaca Online • Arivaca Watershed Education Task Force (AWET) • Arizona Antelope Foundation, Inc. (AAF) • Arizona Cattle Growers Association (ACGA) • Arizona Farm Bureau (AFB) • Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) • Arizona Game and Fish Department, Tucson Habitat Partnership Committee • Arizona Land and Water Trust (ALWT) • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM) • Arizona State Land Department (ASLD) • Coronado Resource Conservation & Development Area (Coronado RC&D) • Friends of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge • Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) • Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation • Pima County Regional Flood Control District • Pima County Farm Bureau (PCFB) • Pima Natural Resource Conservation District (Pima NRCD) • QuiviraCoalition • RangeLand Hands • Robinett Rangeland Resources, LLC • San Fernando School District • Seibert Ecological Restoration, LLC AltarCooperators • Sky Island Institute Volunteers • Southern Arizona Cattlemen’s Protective Association (SACPA) • Southwest Coordination Center (SWCC) • The Nature Conservancy, Arizona (TNC) • Three Points Fire District • University of Arizona, FROG Conservation Project • University of Arizona, School of Anthropology • University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE) • University of Arizona, Southwest Center (SWC) • University of Arizona, Tierra Seca Club • U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) • U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Arizona Ecological Services Office • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (BANWR) • U.S. Forest Service, Coronado National Forest • U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) • Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona • WestLand Resources, Inc. • Zeedyk Ecological Consulting, LLC

  10. The problem to solve? Bufflegrass Invasion Bufflegrass Burn

  11. Surrogate species? Pima pineapple cactus

  12. Lower Colorado River MSCP

  13. Cooperators

  14. The problem(s) to solve? Non-native fish predation Regulated hydrograph; channelization

  15. For non-native species control? Surrogate species? Restored marsh California black rail

  16. Four Forests Restoration Initiative

  17. • Arizona Eastern Counties Assoc. • Arizona Elk Society • Arizona Game and Fish Department • Arizona State Forestry Division • Arizona Wildlife Federation • Center for Biological Diversity • Coconino County •Coconino Natural ResourcesConservation District • Coconino Rural Environment Corps • Ecological Restoration Institute • Flagstaff Fire Department • Forest Energy • Graham County • Grand Canyon Trust • Greater Flagstaff Forests Partnership • Greenlee County • Mottek Consulting • National Wild Turkey Federation • Natural Resources Working Group • Navajo County • Northern Arizona Logging Assoc. • Northern Arizona University • Northern Ariz. Wood Products Assoc. • Pioneer Assoc. • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation • Salt River Project • Sierra Club • SW Sustainable Forests Partnership • The Nature Conservancy • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4-FRI Cooperators

  18. The problem to solve? Hyde Park Fire (CO)

  19. Surrogate species? Ponderosa pine: Northern goshawk Mixed conifer: Mexican spotted owl