June Watershed Meeting- Climate Change in the Verde Valley

June Watershed Meeting- Climate Change in the Verde Valley

Please join us for a virtual meeting presentation through Zoom on June 11th, 9:30 a.m. Learn about the measures we’re taking with COVID-19 and how we’re continuing to protect Oak Creek during these unprecedented times. Then, join us for a presentation on Climate Change in the Verde Valley: In Sedona, climate change is impacting temperatures, water availability, and wildfire risk.…

Residents of the Canyon

Residents of the Canyon

The Call of the Canyon is more than just a catchphrase. It is something you live and breathe when you are fortunate to live within the Oak Creek Watershed. Be a part of preserving this Legacy. There is much to do but many hands make light work. Residents of Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Coconino County, Yavapai County – we are an organization of people…

Macroinvertebrate Surveys

Macroinvertebrate Surveys

Soil erosion is impacting the ecological health of Oak Creek. When excessive sediment settles on the stream bottom it suffocates aquatic insects (a.k.a. benthic macroinvertebrates) that are key food prey items for fish and other wildlife. Sediment also serves as a reservoir for fecal contaminants (E. coli bacteria). Sedimentation occurs from erosion, which can be contributed to over-use of swimming…