Development of the Verde River Watershed Report Card

Development of the Verde River Watershed Report Card

The purpose of this project is to create a watershed health report card in consultation with local stakeholders to effectively measure the social, ecologic and economic health of the Verde River watershed. In doing so, actions will be leveraged to ensure the continued health of the watershed and awareness of the significance of the watershed will be increased to support the livelihood and health of local communities.

This project is being done at the request of the Friends of the Verde River, to develop a watershed health report card for the Verde River. A partnership between UMCES, Friends of the Verde River, and The Nature Conservancy provides a unique opportunity for UMCES to further implement its mission of empowering change through better science communication while assisting Friends of the Verde River achieve its mission of collaboratively restoring habitat, sustaining flows and promoting community stewardship to support a healthy Verde River system.

 

Key Personnel

Alexandra Fries
Program Manager
Emily Nastase
Science Communicator
Heath Kelsey
Program Director

Timeframe

  • Start: 2018-10-15
  • Finish: 2020-03-01
  • Duration: 1 year, 4 months