Agave and Saguaro Surveys: Proposed Southern Alternative Utility Alignment for the Rosemont Project

Document ID: agave-saguaro-surveys-2011

WestLand Resources, Inc., (WestLand), was retained by Rosemont Copper Company (Rosemont) to survey for agave (Agave parryi and A. palmeri) and saguaros (Carnegiea gigantea) along the southern alternative of the Rosemont Project utility alignment (Utility Project Area; Figure 1) as part of the proposed Rosemont Project. The purpose of the survey was to map mature saguaro and agave locations within the Utility Project Area, as requested by Tucson Electric Power (TEP). Rosemont has proposed the development of a copper ore body in the northern Santa Rita Mountains known as the Rosemont Project. The Rosemont Project includes an open pit copper mine, waste rock and dry stack tailings, leach pad, disposal areas, utility lines connecting to offsite sources, and other ancillary facilities required for project operations.