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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The 2017 Fall Campout will be October 7-8 at Bonita Creek, about 20 miles northeast of Safford, Arizona. Details!
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
The 2012 Fall Campout Meeting was held October 27-28 in conjunction with the Sky Island Alliance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2008 Fall Campout was held at the OX Ranch and Date Creek Ranch, northwest of Wickenburg on October 25-26, 2008.
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.
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.
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
This year’s meeting was the 20th Annual Meeting and was held April 27-29, 2006 at the Museum of Northern Arizona.