The BLM will host a public meeting from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on May 19th at their Sierra Vista office, 4070 S Avenida Saracino, Hereford AZ. The public is invited to hear and comment on the four alternatives that have been identified for consideration in the updated San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) Resource Management Plan (RMP) that is under development. For more information, contact the BLM Public Affairs Specialist, Adam Milnor, at (520) 258-7223.
The Friends of the San Pedro River urge you to attend to voice your support for continued preservation of our precious riparian area with its rich wildlife habitat and unique cultural resources.
The Friends of the San Pedro River are recruiting for the new position of Program Coordinator (see job description). The person hired will perform a variety of duties: administrative support to the officers of the organization; represent the Friends in meetings with other private organizations or government agencies; and, prepare and deliver youth education programs. This position has been funded for a year and may be renewed depending upon resources available. Details concerning the position are to be found in the job description below. Interested parties should contact the Friends of the San Pedro at (520) 459-2555 or send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for resume submissions is 15 April 2015.
In This Issue:
President’s Report… Annual Meeting… Volunteer Hour Awards… Beavers… Wildlife Corridor Research… Members-Only Trip Suggestions Sought… Program Coordinator Sought… RMP Status Report… Ramsey & Appleton-Whittell CBC Results… National Conservation Lands… Fairbank Day 2014… Historical Floods… Members… Calendar… Contacts
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Survey Training in Phoenix
June 25-26, 2015
Classroom Session. June 25. 12:30 pm-5:00 pm, Arizona Game and Fish Department,
5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000
Map – Phoenix
Field Session. June 26. 7:00 am-12:00 pm, BLM’s Agua Fria National Monument. Continue reading
Please take the City of Sierra Vista “branding” survey and tell city government that you value the San Pedro River and the Sky Islands ecosystem!
Learn more about the Water Sentinels and other volunteers of the Friends of the San Pedro River in the Sierra Vista Herald article Celebrating Volunteers. And join us, either as a volunteer or by attending one of our walks or other events!
What: Young Birders Camp
When: June 12-14th, 2015
Where: Cave Creek Canyon, Chiricahuas
Fee: $150 per individual
Registration deadline: March 31st (soon!)
Please feel free to share this announcement with any young birders you may know.
This birding camp is designed to draw together young birders from around the state of Arizona and to provide them with the opportunity to learn about birds, ecology, and conservation in the company of their peers. The camp is open to youths between the ages of 8 and 18 years and welcomes birders of all skill levels, including novices.