WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) surveyed for Chiricahua leopard frog (CLF; Lithobates [Rana] chiricahuensis) during 2014 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 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) 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, other ranid species, including lowland leopard frog (Lithobates [Rana] yavapaiensis) in the vicinity of the Project since 2008 (WestLand 2009a, 2009b, 2011a, 2011b, 2013, 2014). Survey efforts in 2014 continued in support of the collection of baseline biological information for the Project. The 2014 survey also fulfills the pre-disturbance monitoring requirements for CLF included in the Final Biological Opinion for the Project (Conservation Measure G.2.; USFWS 2013).
WestLand Resources Inc. 2015d. 2014 Pre-Disturbance Ranid Survey of the Rosemont Holdings and Vicinity. Project No. 1049.61. Prepared for Rosemont Copper Company. Tucson, Arizona: WestLand Resources Inc. January 20.