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A Class I Cultural Resources Records Review for the 3,418-acre Planet Ranch Property for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation-Lower Colorado Regional Office, La Paz and Mohave Counties, Arizona

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Summary

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) plans to acquire rights to a 3,418-acre parcel of Planet Ranch to create a protected riparian area in order to comply with the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program (LCR MSCP). The LCR MSCP is a 50-year federal and non-federal partnership created to balance the use of the Lower Colorado River water resources and to conserve the native species and habitats in order to comply with the Endangered Species Act. In February 2005, the 8,388.73-acre Planet Ranch was examined by Reclamation to determine the acreages and types of native vegetation that could be established at the site and to see if these lands could be used to support its habitat restoration program. The conclusion of the study was that 3,418 acres were suitable for program use.

Planet Ranch and the associated water rights to 14,000 acre feet of the Bill Williams River are currently owned by the City of Scottsdale who, until recently, utilized the area for irrigated agriculture. Freeport-MacMoran Corporation plans to purchase the 3,418-acre parcel and its associated water rights and donate it to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission who will lease the land to Reclamation. Reclamation intends to use the land for the implementation of the LCR MSCP and will manage the property.

On behalf of Reclamation, Archaeological Consulting Services, Inc. (ACS) performed a Class I records search for the 3,418-acre parcel.


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A Class I Cultural Resources Records Review for the 3,418-acre Planet Ranch Property for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation-Lower Colorado Regional Office, La Paz and Mohave Counties, Arizona. ( tDAR id: 394245) ; doi:10.6067/XCV87082V0


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min long: -114.037; min lat: 34.231 ; max long: -113.863; max lat: 34.286 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Contributor(s): Alissa Letendre

Sponsor(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office

Prepared By(s): Archaeological Consulting Services, Ltd.

Submitted To(s): USDI Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office


Record Identifiers

Bureau of Reclamation Delivery Order No.(s): R11PD30131

ACS Project No.(s): 11-018-LRVW

Bureau of Reclamation Contract No.(s): GS10F0224P

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  1. A Class I Cultural Resources Records Review for the 3,418-acre Planet Ranch Property for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation-Lower Colorado Regional Office, La Paz and Mohave Counties, Arizona: Report (2011)
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America