Sierra Vista pond renovation to improve aquatic habitat

By Alexis Krasinski, Tucson News Now Intern

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

Thepond 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.

Therenovations include removing the plastic lining and accumulated sediment fromthe pond. The pond will then be prepared for new lining. Throughout thisprocess the vegetation in surrounding area may be damaged or removed.

Theentire surface disturbance will be contained within the pond depression andwill not exceed .16 acres, according to the forest service.

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

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