Aravaipa Canyon Trip

Students in the Applied Ecology: Systems Thinking course and the Arid Lands Management course took a field trip to Aravaipa Canyon.  They were hosted by three BLM employees: two wildlife biologists and one wilderness ranger.  Both classes learned about native fish, and how scientists catch, measure, collect data on them, and then properly release them.  The Applied Ecology course collected data on the macro-invertebrates found in the creek to augment their studies back in Tucson, while the Arid Lands Management course collected data on the types and patterns of local vegetation, which they will apply to the watershed restoration project back on campus.