This shapefile contains RMP Alternative A for the Arizona night lizard, and Sonoran Mountain king-snake component of Biological Resources for the Bradshaw-Harquahala planning area. On lands within the distribution of desert night lizard, Arizona night lizard, and Sonoran Mountain king-snake, 43 CFR 3809 (Surface Mining Regulations) are utilized to minimize habitat disturbance during new road construction. Specify closing new roads as a provision in the new mining plans of operation, when and where necessary, to prevent recreation disturbance to night lizard and king-snake habitat. From the alternatives, one set will be selected to be proposed as the geographic area to which particular management actions will be applied, to manage the resource upon adoption of the Resource Management Plan (RMP).
The Alternatives comprise Alternative A, also known as the no-action or current management alternative, and four action alternatives: Alternative B, which plans for increased public use while ensuring resource protection; Alternative C, which places greater emphasis on identifying and protecting natural resources than in Alternative B; Alternative D which emphasizes natural landscapes and non-motorized recreation, with more management dedicated to maintaining primitive recreation opportunities than under the other alternatives; and Alternative E, the preferred alternative.
In a particular alternative, the key "alternative (e.g. Alt A) attribute" has a domain that represents the several possible designations for each polygon. A particular polygon is assigned the designation that planners deemed appropriate. For this resource, if a particular area is a place where this resource will not be one of the "multiple uses" of the land, the designation is "not allocated." The entire "allocation" of the resource in each alternative is the sum of the acres, throughout the extent, for which the land has a management designation (other than "not allocated").
This data set was prepared for use in the BLM Phoenix Field Office (PFO) Agua Fria National Monument and Bradshaw-Harquahala planning areas Resource Management Planning (RMP) process. The RMP process was initiated by the publication of the Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register on April 24, 2002 (67 FR 20148), and was ongoing when the consultant (Jones & Stokes) datasets were submitted to BLM PFO in March, 2004. The shapefile is intended for regional analysis and display at a scale of 1:24,000. Abstract and corresponding spatial domain (extent) indicate the area covered by the shapefile, within or outside the planning areas.