Southwest Watershed Science Team

Air, Water and Aquatic Environments (AWAE)



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Rocky Mountain Research Station-Flagstaff, U.S. Forest Service
Southwest Forest Science Complex
2500 South Pine Knoll Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 556-2001

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Thank you for your interest in the Southwest Science Team of the Air, Water and Aquatic Environments (AWAE) Program of the Rocky Mountain Research Station-Flagstaff, USDA-Forest Service.

The mission of our Science Team is to create, develop, and apply knowledge on fluvial, geomorphologic, hydrologic, edaphic, biologic, and ecologic functions, processes, and dynamics needed to sustain watershed integrity and diverse, healthy, and productive biotic populations within watersheds and riparian ecosystems of forests and woodlands in the semi-arid states of the interior western United States and Mexico.

The research approach used by our team members emphasizes field-oriented studies, replicated in time and space. Our goal is to develop and deliver critical science information to resource managers and practitioners that will facilitate formulation of strategies, guidelines and plans to sustain ecosystem and watershed function.

The Program has Science Teams based in Albuquerque, NM; Flagstaff, AZ; Fort Collins, CO; Missoula, MT; Moscow, ID; and the AWAE headquarters located in Boise, ID.

The website "Managing Arid and Semi-Arid Watersheds" is being relocated here or click on the following link.  It provides a plethora of information on experimental watersheds in Arizona, including historic flow data, GIS maps and general description: http://www.rmrs.nau.edu/watersheds/

*** Please be aware that the links for the Southwest Watershed Science Team have been relocated. We encourage you to visit our links in the menu on the left or at the top of this page for more in-depth information....Enjoy your visit!