An Ecological Treasure of International Importance
United in Our Efforts
The Lower San Pedro Watershed Alliance (LSPWA) is dedicated to uniting conservation minded individuals, groups, and agencies to protect a threatened riparian ecosystem and its supporting watershed.
If you want to contribute to our legal effort to move the proposed SunZia infrastructure corridor out of the San Pedro Valley, send your tax-deductible contribution to LSPWA, PO Box 544. Mammoth, AZ 85618
or donate at a GoFundMe site staffed by volunteers based in Cascabel, Arizona
We knew that legal representation was needed after the Arizona Corporation Commission included false and contested statements in their Order to approve SunZia's requested amendments. This is an avoidable ecological travesty. Rational alternatives exist. The public should have a voice that is taken as seriously as the efforts of corporate lobbyists.
See links to the filed legal documents in the "News" page of this website.
Due to rapid growth in Arizona's Sun Corridor, the San Pedro River is the last remaining major natural and intact river ecosystem in southern Arizona. The lower San Pedro watershed has become the default repository for mitigation of impacts caused by this rapid growth.
By joining with the LSPWA, you help demonstrate that organizing at the watershed level is an important movement in the desert Southwest, one that transcends county and community boundaries. Together, let's ensure that this endangered landscape offers future generations far more than yet another land and water base for resource exploitation.
A Significant, Singular Landscape
The San Pedro corridor has become the most important north-south migratory bird flyway within Arizona. The lower San Pedro watershed also harbors one of the richest remaining fish, reptile, amphibian, and mammalian habitats in the nation, and is the key to protecting several threatened and endangered species.
A few of the many who call this place home:
Imagine this spectacular watershed from the perspective of those who live here.
Because words are insufficient, please enjoy this short video. In it, you can clearly see that this stunning ecosystem—and the plants, animals, and landforms that comprise it—make a compelling case for conservation.
Contrary to narratives being promoted by proponents of the proposed SunZia Transmission Project, the state permit for what would be a major new infrastructure corridor through 33 miles of the most remote and ecologically sensitive portion of the San Pedro Valley is not a "done deal"
Presentation by LSPWA
Peter Else discusses issues facing the San Pedro River in this presentation to the Sustainable Water Network.
We outreach to diverse stakeholder groups and collaborate with other activist conservation groups.
We engage in administrative/legal efforts, and the development of educational materials.
Maintaining Conservation Standards
We monitor conservation easements and habitat conditions.
Creating a Bright Future Together with You
We are made up of allies, experts, activists, naturalists, artists, archaeologists, and donors, but anyone with an interest in protecting this special place is welcome to call themselves our member.
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