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Sonoran Desert National Monument is located south of Goodyear and Buckeye and east of Gila Bend, Arizona. Created by Presidential proclamation on January 17, 2001, by President Bill Clinton, the 496,400 acres monument is managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as part of the National Landscape Conservation System. The BLM already manages the land, however under monument status, the level of protection and preservation of resources is enhanced. Sonoran Desert National Monument protects but a small portion of the Sonoran Desert, which is 120,000 square miles, and extends well into California and the country of Mexico. The North Maricopa Mountains, South Maricopa Mountains and the Table Top Wildernesses protect the richest regions of desert habitat from any future development. ARTICLE
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USFS releases Heber Wild Horse management plan draft
MEXICAN GRAY WOLF UPDATE
Monthly Update – January 2020
During the month of January, the IFT documented three wolf mortalities. The following wolves were located dead in Arizona during January; f1833 of the Saffel Pack, Single f1794, and Single F1668. All three incidents are currently under investigation.
During the month of January, there were seven confirmed wolf depredation incidents on livestock. There were two nuisance incidents investigated in January. Following are the investigations conducted by Wildlife Services that were determined to be caused by wolves. Investigations of dead and injured livestock conducted by Wildlife Services during the month that were determined to be from causes other than wolves (i.e. vehicle strike, illness, coyote predation, bear predation, or unknown cause) are not listed in this monthly update.
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