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    has been completed We should know the identity of the new Supervisor by fall A new Fire Management Officer has been hired and will be on the job soon The Douglas Ranger District reported on their loose rock watershed project getting underway on the Bar Boot and Turkey Creek areas The Borderlands Restoration Group will bring in some young people to assist and learn about restoration techniques The US Fish and Wildlife Service has received notice from 2 groups of their intention to sue over the critical habitat designation for jaguars Critical habitat designations for yellow billed cuckoo and Mexican garter snake are about to be released The lesser long nosed bat is probably recovered and as soon as resources are available they may be delisted The Cochise County Sheriff s Department reported on their program to engage and assist ranchers by working directly with them They are part of a new unit that consists of both Border Patrol agents and Cochise County deputies Cochise County and the State of Arizona have begun prosecuting smugglers that would have previously been simply released and returned to Mexico by federal authorities The Arizona State Land Department reported that Richard Thompson is replacing the long time Head of the Range Section Stephen Williams who recently retired The governor has named Lisa Atkins as the new Land Commissioner BLM Las Cruces reported that they are losing one biologist and two range conservationists However the Assistant District Manager position formerly held by Jim McCormick will probably be filled by the end of the summer Brush control efforts are slowing down as most of the areas where they expect to see positive results have been treated BLM Tucson reported that they have several range conservationists and other natural resources specialist positions that are vacant They are

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  • Malpai Borderlands Group
    in place needed conservation projects and implement sound management practices The Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Forest Service continue to support positions within their agencies dedicated to assisting us in these endeavors Our watershed restoration program that has been responsible for the construction of over 5 000 hand built water harvesting structures within gullies and draws to slow down runoff capturing sediment establishing vegetation and thus controlling erosion So

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    fence with a high smooth bottom wire low top wire and wildlife friendly wire spacing in between The new fence will greatly aide in the cattle rotation by keeping the herds confined to their proper ranches and it will be much easier for the native wildlife including deer and bighorn sheep to cross The all steel fence will also allow for more flexible options in the control and use of

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    provide more water for the livestock and wildlife on their ranch 302 feet of buried 1 high density black plastic pipeline was installed along with three troughs which added up to 2 807 gallons of drinking water altogether This water will be available all year round which means that it will also benefit the local wildlife including antelope All of the troughs are installed with wildlife escape ramps so that

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    same time they have watched in dismay as acreage around them was sold into subdivision The ranch owns frontage property along Highway 80 and contains an irrigation well It would have made an ideal target for subdivision but the Cloudts had other ideas The family first approached the Malpai Borderlands Group about protecting the ranch in 2002 The Malpai Group and the Cloudts began the process by getting an appraisal of the property s development value and negotiating the terms of the conservation easement Just prior to closing however the Cloudts were informed by their accountant that accepting payment for the easement would violate terms of an estate agreement made with the Internal Revenue Service four years previous which prohibited them from accepting non agricultural income from the ranch for another six years The purpose of the agreement was to keep the ranch in agriculture which ironically is what the easement would have done only permanently The Cloudts than retained the services of a tax attorney who drew up an agreement that allowed the Malpai Borderlands Group to purchase an option to buy the easement in December 2008 when the IRS agreement expired After six long years the deal was consummated in December of last year as planned We all owe gratitude to the Cloudt family for working so hard with the Malpai Borderlands Group to permanently protect this important ranch from development But the Cloudts weren t done yet With help from the Malpai Group thanks to generous grants from a couple of foundations the family replaced over 8 miles of deteriorated hazardous five strand barbed wire fence with four strand wildlife friendly fence The sagging wires on the old fence made it difficult for pronghorn to traverse the fence by going under the bottom wire The new fence

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  • Malpai Borderlands Group
    used is rock and brush trimmings on hand The intended result is to slow the flow of water capture eroded sediment and ultimately grow more grass Many of the runoff problems in the Malpai area were initially started by old roads and trails Most of this work has been carried out in the San Bernardino watershed with the intent to improve the associated riparian areas and artesian stream flows found

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  • Malpai Borderlands Group
    FORMATION AND HISTORY OF THE MALPAI BORDERLANDS GROUP Land Management Science Advisory Panel SCHOLARSHIPS This domain does not partipate in pooled link partners Redirecting to home page MALPAI BORDERLANDS GROUP Last Updates 2 9 16 MALPAI BORDERLANDS GROUP All Rights Reserved Fax 520 364 3310 Email malpaigroup gmail com Mailing Address P O Box 3536 Douglas AZ 85608 Like us on Facebook Powered by http www hotdoodle com HotDoodle Custom

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