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Title: Conservation efforts and possibilities for increased collaboration in the Santa Cruz River watershed

Author: Zugmeyer, Claire A.; Brott, Emily M.;

Date: 2013

Source: In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Collins, Loa C. Merging science and management in a rapidly changing world: Biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago III and 7th Conference on Research and Resource Management in the Southwestern Deserts; 2012 May 1-5; Tucson, AZ. Proceedings. RMRS-P-67. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 21-24.

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Description: Attendees of the annual Santa Cruz River Researchers’ Day meetings have identified a need to expand collaboration, partnership, and sharing of lessons learned across the watershed. To help guide this interest, Sonoran Institute organized a symposium on 2 May 2012 entitled “Santa Cruz River Conservation.” The symposium had simultaneous Spanish/English translation and featured (1) presentations of work being done within the watershed in Mexico, (2) a binational mapping session to inventory current knowledge of conservation efforts in the watershed, and (3) a discussion and invitation to consider forming an interim watershed-wide steering committee. Featured themes included: the importance of strong community engagement and relationship building for conservation success, highly valued areas are often located in highly threatened areas, and increased watershed-wide collaboration could provide numerous benefits and help ensure greater collective impact. Participants were actively engaged and many will volunteer to form an Interim Santa Cruz River Steering Committee to begin brainstorming if and how to form a larger watershedwide collaboration.

Keywords: Madrean Archipelago, Sky Islands, southwestern United States, northern Mexico, natural environment, fauna, flora, research, management, biodiversity, climate change

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Zugmeyer, Claire A.; Brott, Emily M. 2013. Conservation efforts and possibilities for increased collaboration in the Santa Cruz River watershed. In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Collins, Loa C. Merging science and management in a rapidly changing world: Biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago III and 7th Conference on Research and Resource Management in the Southwestern Deserts; 2012 May 1-5; Tucson, AZ. Proceedings. RMRS-P-67. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 21-24.

 


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