Our goal is to use the restoration and conservation of native plants as well as implementation of natural erosion controls to stabilize the Aravaipa watershed. Working as a diverse group of stakeholders we can bring more projects to a greater area that will benefit wildlife, sustainable agriculture, native fish, hiking, recreational opportunities and most of all, more water and better water quality for Arizona.
The Aravaipa Watershed Conservation Alliance has partnered with the US Bureau of Reclamation on a watershed management plan for the upper Aravaipa watershed,The USBR began working with the AWCA in early 2020. In July of 2020 the USBR Phoenix Area Office received funding for WaterSMART Applied Science Tools project. The Enhancement of LIDAR and PRECIPITATION & Soils Monitoring in the Aravaipa Watershed will be implemented over two years and include soil monitoring, weather tracking and LIDAR (light detection and ranging) data which will be incorporated within a comprehensive watershed management plan. This plan will identify specific watershed improvement projects to be implemented by the partnership.
"We need to protect the land, water, wildlife, sustainable agriculture and part of that is gathering scientific data to assist in making sound decisions.This project is truly the best foundation the AWCA could ask for to start moving forward." says Matt Magoffin, president of the AWCA.
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