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Conserved: Fossil Creek, An Arizona Treasure

Oct 4th, 2016  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Conserved: Fossil Creek, An Arizona Treasure

Last week, Western Rivers Conservancy successfully conserved the last unprotected reach of Fossil Creek, one of two Wild and Scenic Rivers in Arizona. Known for its spectacular travertine pools and crystal-clear aquamarine water, Fossil Creek is a haven for fish and wildlife and a mecca for people who come to escape the heat by taking to the banks and pools of this stunning desert river.

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A Photographic Wrap-Up of 2015

Jan 1st, 2016  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

A Photographic Wrap-Up of 2015

All of us at Western Rivers Conservancy are proud of the progress we made in 2015 working to save the great rivers of the West. We could never have done it without your help. 

We created this slideshow of ten rivers we worked to conserve in 2015 as our way of saying thanks, to all of you who have ever supported WRC. We hope it gives you the same sense of pride that we feel—and that it serves as inspiration for the year to come.

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WRC Buys Last Unprotected Stretch of Arizona's Fossil Creek

Jul 8th, 2015  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

WRC Buys Last Unprotected Stretch of Arizona's Fossil Creek

It’s official: Western Rivers Conservancy purchased the last piece of unprotected land along Arizona’s Fossil Creek, a tributary to the Verde River and one of only two Wild and Scenic Rivers in the state. WRC intends to convey the property to the Coconino National Forest for inclusion and protection within the Wild and Scenic River corridor, affording these vital riverlands one of the best protections a river can get.

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Completing Conservation of an Arizona Treasure

Oct 17th, 2014  |  Written by Western Rivers Conservancy

Completing Conservation of an Arizona Treasure

Flowing from a series of mineral springs in central Arizona, Fossil Creek is known for its travertine pools and stunning aquamarine water. In an arid landscape it is a lush oasis, providing habitat for rare native fish, beavers, otters, leopard frogs, bats and an extraordinary array of bird species.

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