Pima County Conservation Plan one step closer to finalization - Tucson News Now

Pima County Conservation Plan one step closer to finalization

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Pima County officials want your feedback on a plan that aims to protect wildlife and allow economic development.

The public met to ask questions and discuss ideas about Pima County's Conservation Plan. The plan has been in the works for 12 years now.

It would protect more than 40 different endangered plants and animals while allowing developers to build without any hiccups.

Pima County workers would use a formula to set aside enough acreage to protect wildlife while allowing developers and county officials to build homes and roads.

"What we're able to do with this plan is give our development community some assurances of stability of the future," said Kerry Baldwin, of Pima County Natural Resources Division. "What we can give our conservation community is a vision on how we're going to protect key vulnerable species of wildlife for the next 30 years as well."

The plan will go before the Pima County Board of Supervisors and could be finalized by next year.

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