8th Annual Santa Cruz River Research Days

March 31, 2016 - April 1, 2016

What We Do in the Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz River Initiative is focused on restoration of watershed health with an aim to improve local water supplies. Our overall goals are to: secure river flows, improve water quality, protect and raise groundwater levels, reduce water runoff by enhancing infiltration, and bring the successful model to other communities. Our efforts in the Santa Cruz River are all apart of our passion to conserve and plan for Flourishing Landscapes in the West. We encourage you to learn more about this work here.

What are the Santa Cruz River Research Days?

This free annual event is a venue for learning about research and conservation efforts that pertain to the natural and cultural resources along the Santa Cruz River. Our goals for this event are to trigger new research questions, promote networking, catalyze new collaborative projects and foster awareness of each other’s research and conservation efforts.      


Management and Restoration of the Living River

Special Symposium Session

Field Trip

This year’s special symposium will be moderated by Sara Hammond of Arizona Public Media and feature a panel disucssion with all of our invited speakers. Come learn about a variety of restoration and management projects!

The Tohono O’odham San Xavier District will be hosting an exciting tour of their riparian restoration and cultural heritage site on Friday afternoon, April 1st! Transportation will be provided, but there are limited spots and they fill up quickly, so be sure to register today!

Get a copy of our Event Program here!

Get a copy of the Event Proceedings here.

Peruse the online archive to download pdf copies of presentations from this event here.

Don’t get lost! Download our map to the specific event location right here.