The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dr. Michael Bogan discusses the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project with Local TV news

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

SNRE’s Dr. Michael Bogan discusses how the return of perennial flow to the Santa Cruz has allowed a myriad of aquatic species to rebound. Though human-induced drying of the river has decimated the region’s native biodiversity, Bogan stresses that humans can successfully restore this degraded land, allowing a chance for native species to return. The newly flowing portion in downtown Tucson will additionally boost birding opportunities and wildlife-viewing areas for Arizona’s booming eco-tourism economy.

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