WRAN members know that protecting flow across the Colorado River Basin is critical to our mission of protecting birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. By staying engaged in ongoing planning discussions, we can help make sure that these critical resources have a voice.
As part the Governor’s Arizona Water Initiative, the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) has divided the state into 22 “Planning Areas” and is holding public meetings in each to address possible future water supply/demand imbalances. Among the first planning areas up for discussion are the Cochise Planning area, home to thousands of wintering Sandhill Cranes, and both the upper and lower San Pedro River, a waterway vital to forty percent of the nation’s avian diversity.
Ongoing planning efforts will have material impact on birds and their habitats. Check out the links below to learn more about each area and how you can get engaged.
- Storymap: Upper San Pedro River Planning Area
- Storymap: Lower San Pedro River Planning Area
- Storymap: Cochise Planning Area
- Storymap: Verde River Planning Area
- Storymap: Central Plateau Planning Area
- Storymap: Colorado Main Stem South Planning Area
Interested in attending an upcoming ADWR planning meeting? You can find links to the ADWR's meeting schedules as well as other action opportunities on our Take Action page.