Yavapai-Prescott • Entered by Barbara Jacobsen on March 31, 2021

AZ Southern Border AZ Leaders Border trip

February 25, 2021 – March 28, 2021

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 10
Post Admin hours 4
Activity Hours 38
Participants 1
Total Hours 52

Key Issue: Public Lands Health & Protection
Activity Type: Stewardship (monitoring, sampling, planting, etc.)
Key Partners: Madrean Wildlife Center and other border work groups

Short Description of Activity

First heard Kate Scott speak about Birds and the border in February, and saw on zoom the extreme destruction there. Planned trip with 5 other AZ broadband leaders for a trip to the ranch and areas of the wall destruction around Elgin in southern AZ (Kates ranch where we camped out). Drove for 3 days — to San Pedro River, Huachuca mountains along border, and Walker canyon riparian area. There we walked with Tucson Samaritans to deliver water and monitor destruction of landscape there as well. GPS points and measurements were taken, as well as pictures and videos of wall and landscape destruction,

Reflection/Evaluation

Unbelievable the senseless destruction of mountains and riparian areas for sections (or no sections) of the 30 foot border wall planted in various areas. No rhyme or reason to the preparation nor the engineering of the projects. Just destruction. EX.76 gates at the san pedro river– one left open… why? so sad….

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