This 18 minute video of smugglers packing drugs through southern Arizona was taken by hidden trail cameras set up by SecureBorderIntel.org Drug smugglers move through southern Arizona through large unfenced, unsecured areas. Few if any of these smugglers were apprehended. The video begins with footage from 2011 when drug smugglers moving through the Atascosa Mountains […]
Western Yellow-billed cuckoo
Arivaca rancher Jim Chilton explains the issue of border insecurity on 25 miles of the Arizona/Mexico border, 5 miles of which includes the southern boundary of his ranch.
In May 2011 the Service entered into the Multi-District Litigation (MDL) Settlement Agreement with WEG and CBD. The Agreement required the Service make listing determinations for all species on the 2010 Candidate List, petition findings for species that are subject of petitions, and to finalize other outstanding litigation-related listing actions, by FY 2016. At the […]
Comment period on proposed critical habitat for the Yellow-billed cuckoo now extended to Jan 12, 2015. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed critical habitat for the “Western” Yellow-billed cuckoo (cuckoo). This proposed designation impacts major and minor waterways in nine states. It will negatively impact agriculture, water rights and grazing management here in Pima, Pinal and Santa Cruz counties. Click here […]
SACPA submitted comments twice on the proposed listing of the Yellow-billed cuckoo including preliminary comments and then further comments once the deadline was reasonably extended. Click the link below to read the first comments SACPA submitted. December 1, 2013. Southern Arizona Cattlemen’s Protective Association comments on proposed listing of Yellow-billed cuckoo Click on the link […]
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list the Western yellow billed cuckoo as a “threatened” species. Click here for background information. The comment period has been reopened till February 24. Click here for details. Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act requires all species listings to be based “solely on the best […]