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Arivaca Watershed Educational Taskforce Meeting, April 1, 2006
Southwest Region, April 1, 2006
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The Arivaca Watershed Educational Taskforce (AWET) is a community based organization that is studying the impacts of water use in the Arivaca Creek Watershed.  The meeting primarily focused on sub-committee reports: Land Use, Informational Awareness, and Lake/Watershed Management.  A major concern of the group is the limited water resources in the watershed, existing water use, and the potential for large subdivision development in the drainage.  The Land Use sub-committee was looking into Conservation Easements and other methods to address housing densities and maintain open space that currently exists in the drainage.  The Lake/Watershed sub-committee is investigating alternatives to manage water use in the watershed that respects the interests of residents, agricultural users, sport fishers, and the Buenos Aires NWR wildlife-related recreation.  AESO interests are to build cooperative relationships in the community and assist in restoring ecological function in this watershed, and through this process work to identify conservation opportunities for the Chiricahua leopard frog, western yellow-billed cuckoo, and northern Mexican gartersnake

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov



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