Join Bob Ellis, Executive Director of the Natural History Institute, as he describes the natural history and importance of the Verde River and the unique qualities of the Mogollon Highlands ecoregion. Bob is a long-time educator with over thirty years of teaching experience in the Southwest. He is Emeritus Faculty at Prescott College where he
Yavapai Sheriff Office Assisting in Search for 16 year-old Girl Swept out of her Vehicle in Rushing Waters
YCSO in coordination with Verde Valley Fire, Cottonwood Fire and Police and other agencies are searching for a 16 year old girl that was swept downstream in her car after she drove through a low water crossing on Camino Real around 9:30 pm last evening. Verde Valley Fire was dispatched after the 16 year called
Starting May 10-24, 2021 public access to portions of the Verde River will be closed to allow for Feral Cattle Removal. River access from Beasley Flat to the confluence with Fossil Creek will be closed; the public will not be able to launch, take out, float through or camp along this section of the river.
The Forest Service is closing the Ladder’s bald eagle breeding area along the Verde River to the public on December 1, 2020. The closure is expected to last through June 30, 2021 when the bald eagle nesting season ends, and fledglings are independent. Should nest failure occur and re-nesting not be attempted, the closure will
The removal of feral cattle along the Wild and Scenic portion of the Verde River continues. Contractors will be capturing and removing unauthorized and/or feral cattle from the Wild and Scenic portion of the Verde River on the Tonto, Coconino and Prescott National Forests. This portion of the Verde River is managed to preserve its