WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) surveyed for Chiricahua leopard frog (CLF; Rana [Lithobates] chiricahuensis) during 2013 in the vicinity of the planned Rosemont Copper Mine (the Project) in support of the Coronado National Forest (CNF) review of the Project. The CLF is listed as a threatened species with critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (USFWS 2002, 2012). As part of the collection of baseline biological data for the Project, WestLand has surveyed for CLF and other ranid species, including lowland leopard frog (Rana [Lithobates] yavapaiensis) in the vicinity of the Project since 2008 (WestLand 2009a, 2009b, 2011a, 2011b, 2013).
WestLand Resources Inc. 2015b. 2013 Pre-Disturbance Ranid Survey of the Rosemont Holdings and Vicinity. Project No. 1049.50. Prepared for Rosemont Copper Company. Tucson, Arizona: WestLand Resources Inc. January 20.