The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy

State of the Watershed - Upper Gila River


Eastern Arizona College
615 N Stadium Ave
Thatcher AZ 85552

The first annual State of the Watershed public forum will be held on September 22 at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, AZ. Local and state experts will share the most current information about natural and water resources in the Upper Gila Watershed. Fire, flood, and the arrival of tamarisk leaf beetle are highlighted topics at this event. Other topics include: snowpack, climate forecasts, mining, local water supplies, and river channelization. All are welcome. Questions from the audience are encouraged.
Registration begins at 8:00 am. Lunch included in cost of registration:
$25 Early Bird Rate (ends September 8th)
$35 Regular Admission and At-the-door (September 9-22)
Presentations from:
Scott Alder, Gila Valley Irrigation District
Bob Bigando, Freeport-McMoran Inc.
Paul Buck, San Carlos Apache Tribe
Michael Crimmins, University of Arizona
Kevin Grove, US Army Corps of Engineers
Justin Layton, YL Farms
Daniel Levish, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Christopher Magirl, U.S. Geologic Survey
Phil McBride, Eastern Arizona College
Melissa McMaster, Tamarisk Coalition
Paul Miller, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Kris Randall, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Horatio Skeete, City Manager, City of Safford
Shawn Stone, Gila Watershed Partnership
Amelia Taylor, U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Jay Whetten, Arizona Cattlemen's Association
Jeff Whitney, AZ Department of Forestry and Fire Management

*Registration fee is waived for students and others under certain circumstances (financial restraints, etc.). For more information please contact Clara at:

09/22/2017 - 8:00am to 3:30pm
Registration Required: 
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