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Cochie Canyon II

Adding to 290 acres protected back in 2008 in partnership with the Trust, an additional 27 acres in Cochie Canyon located in the Tortolita Mountains was purchased by Pima County in 2015 as part of its Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. The property provides habitat for several federally listed endangered species including the lesser long-nosed bat and the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl and several federal species of concern including the Allen’s big-eared bat, the Arizona shrew, Swainson’s hawk, Western burrowing owl and lowland leopard frog. This part of the Canyon contains several large and small washes that also provide wildlife movement corridors and serve important hydrological functions

Acres: 317 acres, Phases I & II

Type: Owned by Pima County

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