Verde River

Dan Sorensen / Western Rivers Conservancy

The Tonto National Forest has grown by 150 acres, thanks to the purchase of former ranchland near Payson along the East Verde River. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

U.S. Forest Service, Coconino National Forest

Scientists at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott are working on a new way to survey wildlife—by collecting DNA from streams and rivers. It’s less expensive and less stressful to animals than traditional survey methods. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


NAU News

A new study from Northern Arizona University shows Phoenix residents are willing to pay for forest restoration projects that protect the Salt and Verde watersheds, but they value some benefits of restoration more than others. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


Dry Winter Leads to Low Runoff in AZ Watersheds

Apr 10, 2018

One of the driest winters on record is leading to one of the lowest runoffs for Arizona’s watersheds. KNAU’s Justin Regan reports.


Melissa Sevigny

Arizona’s Verde River has a lot of competing uses: city dwellers, farmers, kayakers and environmentalists all want its water in different ways. But a new project aims to unite everyone over a glass of beer. A farm in Camp Verde has planted a crop of malt barley, to conserve water and give Arizona breweries a key ingredient to craft a truly local beer. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports. 

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