The annual Upper Gila Watershed Forum on January 11, 2019, in Thatcher, Arizona will feature daylong discussion, presentations, and activities focused on "Adapting to a Hotter and Drier Future."
Water Roots: Springs in our wildest places
Samantha Hammer, Sky Island Alliance
Ever wondered what springs in the wilderness look like—or how many are out there?
Samantha Hammer will take you on a tour of springs surveyed with help from dozens of intrepid citizen science volunteers who did some serious scrambling and orienteering to bring us this new information. You’ll also get a brief introduction to the techniques used to gather information through springs surveys, and how this is helping protect our wildest waters and guide restoration and conservation of these amazing oases in the Sky islands.
Sami Hammer, Conservation Biologist and GIS Specialist at Sky Island Alliance, has been training and leading volunteers to survey and monitor spring ecosystems for the past 3 years and has personally visited at least 100 springs in the Sky islands.
This is part of our Water Roots series with Sky Island Alliance. Learn more about the series online: https://www.skyislandalliance.org/water-roots-2018/
Upper Gila Watershed Forum
WRRC Conference 2019 - Arizona Runs On Water: Scarcity, Challenges, and Community-based Solutions
How do Arizona communities ensure that they have sufficient water to meet their future needs? This is the critical question being addressed at the upcoming UA Water Resources Research Center annual conference