Pinaleño Ecosystem Restoration

Focal Region: Western Wildlands

Focal Landscape: Arizona

Overall cost estimate: N/A

Description: The 5,000-acre Pinaleño Ecosystem Restoration Project includes about 3,300 acres of timber harvest • Timber harvest is a partnership between NWTF and Coronado National Forest • NWTF manages the project, hires loggers and oversees work on the ground • Timber harvest is allowed between September and February to avoid spotted owls’ breeding season • Steep ground is a challenge • Targeted species include endangered Mount Graham red squirrel, threatened Mexican spotted owls, northern goshawks, Gould’s wild turkeys and other wildlife

Partners: USDA Forest Service, Arizona Game and Fish, University of Arizona, Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold, Graham County, Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation, Arizona Department of Transportation, Sky Island Restoration

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