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Home Where We Work Arizona Santa Cruz River Researchers Day 2009

Celebrate the Santa Cruz River: Researchers' Day

santacruzarialtwoupOn March 27, 2009, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Sonoran Institute and partners hosted “Celebrate the Santa Cruz River: Researchers' Day”. This day was an opportunity for those conducting monitoring, research, or studies along the Santa Cruz River to share their work and findings through technical presentations and posters. To download a brief proceedings of the event, including abstracts of the papers and posters presented, please follow the adjacent link. 2009 Proceedings


To download a pdf copy of the presentation or poster presented at Researchers' Day, click on the title of interest.


Gwilliam, E.L. Stream Monitoring at Tumacácori NHP (1.21 MB)
Hubbard, Andy An Overview of the Sonoran Desert Network I&M Program (692 KB)
Kirkpatrick, Chris Monitoring the Health of Riparian Bird Populations at Tumacacori National Historical Park (1.05 MB)
Mccoy, Amy Dendrochronological Applications for Riparian Conservation (2.70 MB)
McIntyre, Cheryl Assessing the Health of the Upper Santa Cruz (1.46)
Meixner, Thomas Stream/Aquifer Interactions in a Semi-Arid Artificial River: The Effects of Effluent (2.65 MB)
Moss and Rock E. Coli Monitoring at Tumacacori NHP, 2007-2008 (1.19 KB)
Sass, Sherry Friends of the Santa Cruz River: River Watch Water Quality Data (328 KB)
Sutter, Jason and Breslin, Colin Santa Cruz River and Nogales Wash and Nogales Wash Total Maximum Daily Load Studies (840 KB)
Vandervoet, Prescott TAAPing the Sources: Santa Cruz Database Creation for the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program (968 KB)
Villarreal, Miguel National Park Service Landscape Dynamics Monitoring: Assessing Seventy Years of Change at Tumacácori National Historical Park (3.90 KB)


Drake, Sam and Villarreal, Miguel Vegetation Map of Tumacácori NHP (7.48 MB)
Funicelli, Carianne Nogales Wash Area A: Mitigation Restoration along Potrero Creek, Santa Cruz County, Arizona (1.91)
Przybyl, Janice Wildlife Linkages Program Connecting Volunteer Effort to Conservation Action. (756 KB)
Trujillo, Francisco Composting Toilets in Nogales, Sonora: Results from an Ongoing Pilot Study (3.25 MB)
Washburne, Jim Arizona Rivers (112 KB)