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Cattle damage to Arizona’s Verde River spurs legal action

It’s a tale of two rivers: The Verde, which flows south from near Flagstaff to metro Phoenix, and the San Pedro, which begins in Mexico and flows north to Winkelman.... Read more»

Prescott’s bid to draw more groundwater could threaten Verde River

The Verde River, one of the few perennial rivers in Arizona, is known for its fishing and recreation, but it also provides water to Prescott and metro Phoenix. With a growing population and new housing developments coming to Prescott, this water faces increasing demand that could threaten the river itself.... Read more»

Arizonans keep watchful eyes on bald eagles nesting near humans

Across Arizona, humans are keeping a sharp eye on bald eagle nests that are close to areas with high recreational traffic. ... Read more»

Man vs. mussel: Buckeye mayor testifies on threat from invasive species

Buckeye Mayor Jackie A. Meck said drinking water is scarce enough for cities in the West – they don’t need to be competing with invasive species for it, too. ... Read more»

Verde River watershed gets a grade of C+, officials say that ‘actually is very good’

The Verde River, which stretches more than 170 miles through Arizona, was rated a C+ this month in the first Verde Watershed Report Card.... Read more»

Making a home for fish in the desert takes a little help – and a lot of PVC

Volunteers for Arizona Game and Fish are building "fish cities" to create habitat for fish in a central Arizona lake. ... Read more»

Feds propose adding two Arizona fish to threatened list

Fish and Wildlife Service proposed Tuesday listing two small species of Southwest fish as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The proposal follows pressure from the Center for Biological Diversity, whose legal agreement with the federal agency hastened the designation of hundreds of imperiled species. ... Read more»

Thirsty tamarisk endangers watersheds, native plants

A mature tamarisk, also known as saltcedar, can consume 200-300 gallons of water a day and produce up to 250 million tiny seeds annually that are spread easily by the wind. ... Read more»

Embattled bald eagle pair breeds in man-made nest

The Arizona Game and Fish Department created two artificial eagle nests along the Verde River to replace an old nest in an effort to help baby eagles survive. Although this is not a permanent solution, it has allowed two nestlings to be raised to fledglings this year.... Read more»