Endangered Species

Jaguars with “well-worn teeth” in AZ-NM may not be naturally occurring

Should we assume that every jaguar historically documented in Arizona or New Mexico arrived without human influence? The following evidence suggests such an assumption is untrustworthy and unscientific. During the late 1950’s Bob Housholder was an avid and well-known hunter as well as  writer and editor for Arizona Wildlife Sportsman magazine. He published several articles about jaguars seen, rumored […]

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Newsletter March 2017

Click here to view the March 2017 SACPA NEWSLETTER 3_2017  (844kb) Contents: SACPA President Joe King’s Notes Spring Meeting April 8 Jaguar Recovery Plan (to view comments submitted by SACPA, click here) Protein Supplement for Range Cattle

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Ernest T. Seton (1925) chapter on the Jaguar

Most scientific papers regarding jaguar presence in Arizona and New Mexico reference Seton (1929), Lives of Game Animals. As far as we know, no digital version exists of Ernest Thompson Seton’s 8-volume work, Lives of Game Animals. It is also long out of print. Furthermore, a take-home copy is unavailable from most libraries. Therefore, this copy was made from […]

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Livestock loss board interim 50% compensation policy

Under the new interim policy passed by the Arizona Livestock Loss Board, a rancher can potentially be compensated up to a maximum of 50¢ per dollar lost to direct Mexican wolf depredations, but subject to the following additional restrictions: wolf depredation must have been confirmed by an authorized Arizona USDA-APHIS Field Representative a majority vote of the Arizona Livestock […]

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Otero County passes Mexican Wolf resolution

“Otero County’s Resolution No. 09-08-2016/105-10 urges the state of New Mexico and the New Mexico Congressional Delegation to ensure the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary implements a pause to the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program (MGWRP) unless and until a complete and independent review of the MGWRP is implemented. It also urges Congress to […]

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USFWS response to Congressman’s questions on Mexican wolves

Click below for responses from United States Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe to questions from Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar.  The first 19 questions concern new boating restrictions at Lake Havasu.  Questions beginning at #20 regard the management of Mexican wolves in Arizona and New Mexico. USFWS Director Dan Ashe’s answers to questions from Congressman […]

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Video: Arizona Cattlegrowers Association 2015-2016 Accomplishments

This less-than 15-minute video was shown at the Arizona Cattle Growers Association’s 2016 convention. It highlights the ACGA’s accomplishments. We are tremendously blessed to have this outstanding organization working for us! If you are not already a member it is time to join.  ACGA offers a variety of membership categories to suit your individual needs. **View the 2016  Video […]

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OIG Report: Misconduct & Mismanagement of Mexican Wolf Program

At the request of U.S. Congressman Steven Pearce (R-NM), the Department of Interior’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) investigated numerous allegations of misconduct and mismanagement by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) staff overseeing the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program (MGWRP). They found evidence of historical mismanagement in the program, specifically regarding the actions of a […]

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Citations to Publications Showing Benefits of Controlled Grazing

Citations to Publications Showing Benefits of Controlled Grazing and Selected Publications Relating to Riparian Habitat, Native Fishes and Political Ecology     Anderson, E.W. and R.J. Scherzinger. 1975. Improving quality of winter forage for elk  and by cattle grazing. J. Range Management 28-2-7.   Anderson, M.C. 2009. Livestock And Elk Grazing Effects On Stream Morphology, […]

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