Sierra Vista pond renovation to improve aquatic habitat - Tucson News Now

Sierra Vista pond renovation to improve aquatic habitat

By Alexis Krasinski, Tucson News Now Intern

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Sierra Vista Ranger District will renovate the lower pond at Brown Canyon Ranch to improve the aquatic habitat for threatened and endangered species, such as the Chiricahua Leopard Frog, from June 10 through June 14.

The pond will have limited accessibility while the renovations are being completed. The USDA Forest Service says the project is expected to be completed within one to two days.

The renovations include removing the plastic lining and accumulated sediment from the pond. The pond will then be prepared for new lining. Throughout this process the vegetation in surrounding area may be damaged or removed.

The entire surface disturbance will be contained within the pond depression and will not exceed .16 acres, according to the forest service.

For more information on this project, please contact the Sierra Vista Ranger District at (520)378- 0311. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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