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Upper Verde River Watershed Protection Coalition

Our Purpose:  Working together to protect the Upper Verde River, the Coalition is committed to balancing the reasonable water needs of the residents of the Upper Verde River Watershed Area with protection of the base flow of the Upper Verde River to the maximum possible extent, and achieving safe-yield within the Prescott Active Management Area (AMA), by developing BMPs (best management practices) that incorporate science-based planning, utilization and conservation of all water resources within the Upper Verde River Watershed Area, and provide financial and staff resources to support the protection activities of the Coalition.

Our Goals:  Acknowledging that water users throughout the Upper Verde River Watershed Area have impacts upon surface and groundwater systems of this area, the Coalition recognizes that water users should be responsible for their impacts.  Therefore, the Coalition supports the creation of BMPs that balance the reasonable water needs of the residents of the Upper Verde River Watershed Area with the need to preserve the vitality, health, and future flows of the Upper Verde River, good stewardship of the water resources, and equal access to unbiased scientific information upon which BMPs are to be based.


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Coalition Board Members:
Craig Brown, Supervisor, Yavapai County
Ernie Jones, Pres., Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe
Lora Lee Nye, Councilmember, Town of Prescott Valley
Steve Blair, Councilmember, City of Prescott
Town of Chino Valley

Technical Advisory Committee:
Chairman John Munderloh, Town of Prescott Valley
Ron Grittman, Town of Chino Valley
Leslie Graser, City of Prescott
John Rasmussen, Yavapai County
Peter Bourgois, Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe

Meeting Dates:
Coalition Board meetings are usually held on the 4th Wednesday of every other month at 2:00pm in Prescott City Hall Council Chambers, 201 S. Cortez, Prescott, Arizona. View the
Board Meetings link for meeting dates, agendas and minutes.

Coalition Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meetings are usually held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 1:00pm in the Prescott Valley Town Hall, Community Room #331, 7501 E. Civic Circle, Prescott Valley, Arizona. View the 
TAC Meetings link for meeting dates, times, agendas and meeting summaries.


     City of Prescott
     Town of Chino Valley
     Town of Prescott Valley
     Yavapai County
     Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe