Project Description

Bureau of Land Management proposes to use Sonoran Joint Venture funds to purchase equipment and diesel fuel for a pump to irrigate 72 acres of a cottonwood & willow forest in varying stages of development. The project is located adjacent to Mittry Lake and near the Lower Colorado River in southwest Arizona. The restored riparian wetland habitat will benefit many SJV priority species including willow flycatcher and yellow-billed cuckoo.  (1) irrigate a field to support 12 acres of a mature cottonwood-willow forest; (2) irrigate a field to support 27 acres of newly-planted cottonwood and willows; and (3) irrigate a field to support 34 acres of a native cover crop, and reduce salinity in the field for future cottonwood-willow plantings.

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Fred Wong
Bureau of Land Management

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