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 The Beaver Creek Environmental Atlas

  The Beaver Creek Watershed is located in the Central Arizona   Highlands, at the transition between the Basin and Range and
  Colorado Plateau physiographic provinces. It is one of several     drainages that dissect the Plateau's Mogollon Rim and drain into   the southeast-flowing Verde River.

  The watershed is a natural ecological laboratory, housing a wide   variety of flora and fauna. The change in elevation within the   watershed allows for a diverse habitat of ponderosa pine, juniper,   and semi-desert brush. It is an excellent example of a typical   southwestern U.S. hydrological system, with both perennial and   intermittent reaches, drought-flood cycles, and hydraulically   connected surface and groundwater. Within the watershed is a   rich cultural and land use history that can be traced back to the   Sinagua Indians that vanished from the area in the early 15th   century. These factors and others combine to make the watershed   a valuable tool for conservation research and education.

  This site is intended to create an interface between education and   research. It consists of an online digital atlas of the Beaver Creek   Watershed that provides educational resources and promotes   research coordination and collaboration. The major theme for this   project is "Conserving Water Through the Ages," reflecting the   influence of both culture and nature on the ecological history of the   watershed.

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