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CWCS Document & Species Lists Downloads
 

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Download entire document
- Download the entire 845 page plan [PDF, 8.9 mb]

Download species lists (updated 11/12/2006)
- Species of Greatest Conservation Need [XLS, 55 kb]
- Unknown Status Species [XLS, 37 kb]
- Responsibility Species [XLS, 26.5 kb]
- Community/Focal Species [XLS, 48 kb]

Download individual sections
- Section 1: Introduction and Executive Summary [PDF, 460 kb] Includes a table of contents; the Director’s foreword; a road map for the document; and a description of how the plan will be used.

- Section 2:  Processes to Develop the CWCS [PDF, 561 kb]
Includes descriptions of development and coordination efforts (workgroups, summits, public meetings, and public opinion surveys); two-pronged approach to wildlife conservation planning (landscape or species focus); identifying Species of Greatest Conservation Need; identifying Habitats of Greatest Conservation Need; assessing stressors/threats to wildlife and wildlife habitat; developing conservation strategies and identifying information needs; prioritizing conservation actions based on impacts to habitat types and species; implementing conservation actions; the CWCS database, the need for monitoring and adaptive management, and revisions to the plan within a 10-year timeframe.

- Section 3: Arizona’s Wildlife and Habitats [PDF, 127 kb]
Includes a statewide overview of habitats, wildlife, and stressors.

- Section 4: Condition of Habitat Types [PDF, 1.97 mb]
Includes description of land ownership; description, statewide condition, and distributional maps of terrestrial and aquatic habitat types; and ecoregional maps.

- Section 5: Apache Highlands North [PDF, 109 kb]
Includes information specific to the Apache Highlands North ecoregion including: an overview of the ecoregion (landform, hydrology, habitats, land management, stressors); list and distribution of Species of Greatest Conservation Need; habitat conditions and stressors; and species specific stressors.

- Section 6: Apache Highlands South [PDF, 127 kb]
Includes information specific to the Apache Highlands South ecoregion including: an overview of the ecoregion (landform, hydrology, habitats, land management, stressors); list and distribution of Species of Greatest Conservation Need; habitat conditions and stressors; and species specific stressors.

- Section 7: Arizona-New Mexico Mountains [PDF, 92 kb]
Includes information specific to the Arizona-New Mexico Mountains ecoregion including: an overview of the ecoregion (landform, hydrology, habitats, land management, stressors); list and distribution of Species of Greatest Conservation Need; habitat conditions and stressors; and species specific stressors.

- Section 8: Colorado Plateau [PDF, 93.2 kb]
Includes information specific to the Colorado Plateau ecoregion including: an overview of the ecoregion (landform, hydrology, habitats, land management, stressors); list and distribution of Species of Greatest Conservation Need; habitat conditions and stressors; and species specific stressors.

- Section 9: Mohave Desert [PDF, 87.4 kb]
Includes information specific to the Mohave Desert ecoregion including: an overview of the ecoregion (landform, hydrology, habitats, land management, stressors); list and distribution of Species of Greatest Conservation Need; habitat conditions and stressors; and species specific stressors.

- Section 10: Sonoran Desert [PDF, 100 kb]
Includes information specific to the Sonoran Desert ecoregion including: an overview of the ecoregion (landform, hydrology, habitats, land management, stressors); list and distribution of Species of Greatest Conservation Need; habitat conditions and stressors; and species specific stressors.

- Section 11: Areas of Conservation Priority [PDF, 1.52 mb]
Includes narratives and maps on the Arizona Wildlife Habitat Linkages effort, ecoregional analyses compiled by The Nature Conservancy, the Audubon Society’s Arizona Important Bird Areas, and various regional habitat analyses within the state.

- Section 12: Priority Conservation Actions [PDF, 1.04 mb]
Includes actions that address stressors at the habitat level; actions that address stressors at the individual species level for the Species of Greatest Conservation Need; and actions that address information needs related to stressors.

- Section 13 Monitoring and Adaptive Management [PDF, 83 kb] Includes coordination with existing national and regional monitoring programs; current and upcoming Department monitoring efforts for various nongame species; Department databases and tools for tracking implementation progress; and acknowledgments of plan contributors, reviewers, and support staff.

- Appendices [PDF, 2.41 mb]
Includes a glossary of terms; acronyms used in the plan; a contact list of potential or current stakeholders; a list of Ecoregion Workgroup participants; a list of Scientific Reviewers; the Master  Species List for each ecoregion and related habitat types; a table of all Species of Greatest Conservation Need identified per ecoregion; a table of Unknown Status species identified per ecoregion; tables of threat assessment scores per habitat type, per stressor, per ecoregion; and a list of conservation and planning documents per species or specific site.

- Literature Cited [PDF, 90.5 kb]

- Element Guide (Road Map) [PDF, 84 kb]
Describes where each element is addressed in the document.

 
 
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