CWO and CWP: A 30+ Year Study of a Montane Snake Community Andrew Holycross Professor, Mesa Community College, Red Mountain campus From 1990 to 2022 a team of biologists has been conducting a mark-recapture study of the Animas Mountain snake
Change of address
Please change the Arizona Riparian Council’s mailing adddress in your mailing lists to: Arizona Riparian Council 2124 E. Juanita Ave Mesa AZ 85204
Arizona Riparian Council Speaker Series: Andrew Salywon
Wetland Habitat Conservation in Southern Arizona Andrew Salywon, Research Botanist and Herbarium Curator, Desert Botanical Garden Freshwater wetlands are one of the rarest and most endangered habitats in Arizona. Historic and current anthropogenic activities, especially those leading to groundwater decline,
Wrapup of Fall 2019 Fieldtrip/Campout
Twenty-three people visited St. David Cienega to see these rare plant communities there endangered by nearby development. We were fortunate have multiple perspectives on the site, including Liz Makings, Vascular Plant Herbarium Collections Manager at Arizona State University and one
Arizona Riparian Council Speaker Series: Paul Hirt
Water in Arizona: Past, Present, Future Paul Hirt, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University Water is Arizona’s most precious resource, yet few people know where their water comes from, who provides it, how its quality is
2019 Fall Field Trip/Campout — St. David Cienega, Murray Springs, and the San Pedro River
SAVE THE DATES! Novemeber 9-10, 2019 Visit an ancient cienega with megafaunal remains, and learn how groundwater recharge has restored spring flow. See the rare Huachuca water-umbel and hear about San Pedro water quality. Visit a modern cienega with one
Arizona Riparian Council Speaker Series
The Arizona Water Blueprint: A Map for Arizona’s Water ResilienceSusan Craig, Kyl Center for Water Policy, Arizona State University The Kyl Center for Water Policy’s signature project, the Arizona Water Blueprint, is an innovative interactive map of the state’s water
Field Trip to the Santa Cruz Flats, Pinal County — Saturday, November 10, 2018
The inland delta of the Santa Cruz River in Pinal County is a largely overlooked agro-ecological system with unique treasures. Author and biologist David Brown will lead this field trip. Stops will include the old Greene Reservoir, some extraordinary birding
San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area – Draft Resource Management Plan
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting public comments on a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area located near Sierra Vista, AZ. Members of the public can review the
Robert D. Ohmart, 1938-2018
One of the titans of southwestern ecology has left us. Robert D. Ohmart passed away peacefully at his home in Chandler, Arizona on 14 January 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Dr. Ohmart’s team of field researchers conducted the seminal
The Triennial Review of Surface Water Quality Standards
What is the Triennial Review? The Clean Water Act requires that surface water quality standards be reviewed and updated, if necessary, every three years through a rulemaking process known as the “Triennial Review”. Proposed revisions to the standards are published
2017 – Fall Campout, Bonita Creek – CANCELLED
The 2017 Fall Campout will be October 7-8 at Bonita Creek, about 20 miles northeast of Safford, Arizona. Details!
Arizona Riparian Council Campout: Cienega Creek Watershed, April 16-17, 2016
The Cienega Creek Watershed has some of the most ecologically intact wetland communities in southern Arizona, as well as a resident jaguar! We will tour a variety of riparian areas with local experts including: Mead Mier, Pima Association of Government
28th Meeting of the Arizona Riparian Council October 15-16, 2015
The 28th Meeting of the Arizona Riparian Council will be held October 15-16, 2015 in the 1899 Ballroom, High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff, Arizona and is cosponsored by the School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University and the Soil and Water
Call for Papers and Posters for 28th Annual Meeting in October!
We invite the submission of abbreviated abstracts for the Thursday afternoon Technical and Poster Sessions at the 2015 Arizona Riparian Council Annual Meeting. The meeting theme is Tools and Techniques for Assessing and Restoring Riparian Habitats. More information.
Save the Date – 28th Annual Arizona Riparian Council Meeting, Oct. 15-16, 2015!
The 28th Annual Arizona Riparian Council meeting will be held in Flagstaff at the 1899 Ballroom, High Country Conference Center! The meeting theme is Tools and Techniques for Assessing and Restoring Riparian Habitats. More information will be forthcoming! ARC-Save-the-Date flyer.
Hi:kdan Project Field Trip Tour
On April 10, 2015, the Arizona Riparian Council toured the Hik:dan Project, where the San Xavier District, Tohono O’odham Nation is using Central Arizona Project water to restore riparian ecosystem components to the Santa Cruz River. The project has been
Tres Rios Fieldtrip, Friday, May 22, 2015
Treated wastewater has become a valuable resource that supports several of our state’s riparian areas. To view the large scale operation involving Phoenix’ treated wastewater we’ve arranged a tour of the Tres Rios wetland ponds at the Phoenix Waste Water
Welcome Aboard New Officers!
At the recent, well-attended meeting in Tucson, held in conjunction with the Arizona Association of Environmental Professionals and the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona, new officers volunteered! Kris Randall has agreed to stay on as President
27th Annual Meeting Arizona of the Riparian Council – October 2-3, 2014
Jointly sponsored by the Arizona Riparian Council, Arizona Association of Environmental Professionals, and the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center the 27th Annual Meeting of the Arizona Riparian Council is focused on Riparian Protection at the
Film Screening – Viva la Verde!
Join the Arizona Riparian Council and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University for a film screening of Viva la Verde on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at ASU. To RSVP go to the Institute website.
2014 Annual Meeting Call for Poster Abstracts
We invite the submission of abbreviated abstracts for the poster session at the 2014 Arizona Riparian Council Annual Meeting. The Arizona Riparian Council (ARC), the Arizona Association of Environmental Professionals (AZAEP) and the University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center
Save the Date! Arizona Riparian Council Annual Meeting
The Arizona Riparian Council 27th Annual Meeting will be held October 2-3, 2014 at Riverpark Inn in Tucson. The theme this year is Riparian Protection at the Local Level and the meeting will be co-sponsored with the Arizona Association of
Join Us at Feathered Friends and Smart Living Festival, Sat April 5
With all the beautiful weather and things to do, come join the Arizona Riparian Council at the Water Ranch Riparian Preserve for the 2014 Feathered Friends and Smart Living Festival in Gilbert, AZ. We will have our booth there with
Join the Council at Dragonfly Day 2014 on March 29, 2014
Dip into Dragonfly Day and discover a magical river just minutes from the heart of downtown Phoenix. The Saturday, March 29th event runs from 10AM to 2PM at the Phoenix Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area gateway located at 2439 S.
Annual Meeting will be in Fall 2014
The Arizona Riparian Council typically has its annual meeting around April. I’m sure many of you are wondering why you haven’t heard about an upcoming spring meeting. Well the truth is we are still in the planning stages. We are
2013 – Skysong, Scottsdale
Sustaining Urban Rivers — Visions and Actions across the Southwest: Application for the Salt River through the Phoenix Metro Area The 26th Annual Meeting of the Arizona Riparian Council was co-hosted by the Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-term Ecological Research Project and
2012 – Fall Campout Meeting
The 2012 Fall Campout Meeting was held October 27-28 in conjunction with the Sky Island Alliance.
2012 – Eastern Arizona College, Thatcher
People and the Upper Gila River Riparian Ecosystem: Past, Present, and Future The 25th meeting of the Arizona Riparian Council was held in conjunction with the Gila Watershed Partnership at Eastern Arizona College in Safford, Arizona on March 29-31, 2012.
2011 – Fall Campout Meeting
The Arizona Riparian Council held a joint meeting with the Flagstaff Chapter of the Arizona Hydrological Society October 22-23, 2011 at The Nature Conservancy’s Shield Ranch near Camp Verde.
2011 – Holiday Inn, Yuma, AZ
Wetlands on the Edge: Challenges in Wetland and Riparian Restoration The 24th Annual Meeting of the Arizona Riparian Council was held March 17-19, 2011 at the Holiday Inn, 1901 E. 18th St, Yuma, AZ.
2010 – Annual Meeting and Fall Campout
There were no meetings in 2010 due to the economic climate as many of our normal attendees were not able to travel or attend the meeting.
2009 – Fall Campout Meeting
The 2009 Fall Campout Meeting was held October 3-4 at the National Audubon Society’s Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch ;located about an hour south of Tucson near Elgin, Arizona.
2009 – Lodge at Cliff Castle, Camp Verde
Who’s Invading Our Riparian Space? The 23rd Annual Meeting of the Arizona Riparian Council was held April 16-18 at the Lodge at Cliff Castle in Camp Verde.
2008 – Fall Campout Meeting
The 2008 Fall Campout was held at the OX Ranch and Date Creek Ranch, northwest of Wickenburg on October 25-26, 2008.
2008 – Hassayampa Inn, Prescott
The Verde River Ecosystem: Are Growth and Conservation Mutually Exclusive? The 22nd Annual Meeting of the Arizona Riparian Council was held April 11-12, 2008 at the Hassayampa Inn in Prescott.
2007 – Fall Campout Meeting
The 2007 Fall Meeting was held October 27-28, 2007 at Horseshoe Ranch, located in the Agua Fria National Monument along the Agua Fria River.
2007 – Hotel Casa Grande
The 21st Annual Meeting of the Arizona Riparian Council was help in conjunction with the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension Service and CLIMAS. The theme was Climate and Riparian Areas: Connecting the Dots — Climate Change/Variability and Ecoystem Impacts in
2006 – Museum of Northern Arizona
This year’s meeting was the 20th Annual Meeting and was held April 27-29, 2006 at the Museum of Northern Arizona.