VWRC Strategic Restoration and Implementation Plan

View of the Verde River near I-17. (Copyright EPP 2017)Riparian vegetation departure modeling for the Big Chino basin (Copyright EPP 2019)Screwbean mesquite (Prosopis pubescens). (Copyright EPP 2017)Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax trailii extimus) is an important indicator species in the Verde River watershed. (Photo by National Park Service) The Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition (VWRC) is a... Continue Reading →

Tall Oatgrass Ecological Impact Study

Early seed filling stage of Tall oatgrass Tall oatgrass ( Arrhentherum elatius) is a non-native cool season bunchgrass from Europe that is found in many grassland systems across the United States. While the species is fairly sensitive to heavy grazing pressure, it can become invasive, replacing valuable native species and altering grassland habitat and heterogeniety.  In... Continue Reading →

Navajo Rangeland Inventories

Project Synopsis: For the Navajo people, grazing is an important aspect of their culture, seen as a historical tradition symbolizing their connection with the land.  To help manage grazing on the Navajo Nation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) conducts regular rangeland assessments on the quality and quantity of vegetation available for livestock.  These assessments are... Continue Reading →

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