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Open houses scheduled on Pima County Multi-Species Conservation Plan;
public comment period ends March 15, 2013 COMMENT PERIOD HAS ENDED

Pima County's 13-year planning effort to balance protection of native plant and animal species and habitats with growth and development reached a milestone on December 7th 2012 with the release of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's draft Environmental Impact Statement assessing the County's draft Multi-Species Conservation Plan.

The Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comment on both documents until March 15, 2013. The Service is conducting a public meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department conference room, 3500 W. River Road, where the Service will provide information and accept written comments.

The Pima County Office of Sustainability and Conservation is also hosting an open house in each supervisorial district to provide information about the benefits of the Multi-Species Conservation Plan and the permit the County is seeking under the Endangered Species Act.

The open houses are planned in:

District 1 Monday, Jan. 14, 4-7 p.m., Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road

District 2 Monday, Jan. 28, 5-7 p.m., Abrams Public Health Center, Room 1106-1108, 3950 S. Country Club Road

District 3 Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m.-noon, Robles Community Center, 16150 W. Ajo Highway

District 4 Thursday, Jan. 24, 4-6 p.m., Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road

District 5 Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4:30-7 p.m., Pima County Housing Center ("El Banco"), 801 W. Congress St.


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