Larry Fisher
Lawrence Fisher, Adriana Zuniga-Teran, Thomas Meixner
The State of the Cienega Watershed: Enhancing Adaptive Management Decision Making and Public Outreach in the Cienega Watershed
After almost 20 years of commitment to an adaptive management framework, the Cienega Watershed Partnership (CWP) is a unique example of collaborative resource management. The efforts have produced a coalition of decision-makers and a long-term collaboration whose members – academics, federal, state, and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, local ranchers, and residents – actively share information and resources.

Over the past five years, CWP has also sponsored an annual assessment of watershed health, the State of the Cienega Watershed. The State of the Watershed provides a regular assessment of conditions and trends in the watershed, drawing on a wide array of existing data, and 21 specific indicators to provide a mechanism for long-term monitoring, evaluation, and adaptation of CWP program priorities and actions.

This proposal seeks to support for ongoing improvements to the State of the Watershed assessment effort, including:
• Refinements to specific data and analysis of existing indicators
• Introduction of additional indicators and datasets to improve the overall assessment
• Improving the connection between the State of the Watershed workshop and agency decision making, including strong linkages with the annual BP process
• More active engagement of the BP technical teams and implementing agencies in interpreting and applying the indicators to ongoing conservation management activities
• Improvements to our public outreach and education efforts
Project type
Projet OHM
OHM(s) involved
  • Pima County
Écologie, Géographie, Hydrologie
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Lawrence,Thomas,Adriana Fisher,Meixner,Zuniga-Teran
Lawrence (Larry) Fisher is a Research Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment.
Lawrence,Thomas,Adriana Fisher,Meixner,Zuniga-Teran
Thomas Meixner is a professor of hydrology in the School of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona.
Lawrence,Thomas,Adriana Fisher,Meixner,Zuniga-Teran
Adriana Zuniga-Teran is an Assistant Research Scientist at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona.