Yavapai-Prescott • Entered by Jenny Cobb on January 25, 2021

Fish Barriers on Upper Verde River

January 22, 2021

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours
Post Admin hours
Activity Hours 1
Participants 1
Total Hours 1

Key Issue: Water-related Conservation
Activity Type: Advocacy (rallies, lobbying, meeting decision makers, letters/calls/emails)
Key Partners: Sierra Club Yavapai Group, Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter and Grand Canyon Chapter Sierra Club
Landscape/area: Prescott National Forest (1257005 acres)

Short Description of Activity

review updates on pre-scoping. Key issues construction damage, effectiveness, removal of non-natives, recreation and fishery management, monitoring and maintenance, and effect on wild and scenic river. NEPA NOT EXPECTED UNTIL FALL 2021.

Reflection/Evaluation

We all spend a lot of time discussing this upcoming fish barrier project. They are still not addressing that stock tanks and lakes upstream will contribute to non-native fish mixing with the natives and then the whole process of removing them would have to be tackled again. So far hey are standing by their choice of sites for the dams.

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