The San Pedro River

  The San Pedro River in Arizona's southeastern corner is famous for the diversity of its birdlife, but groundwater pumping by surrounding communities and the Fort Huachuca military base in Sierra Vista, Ariz., is draining the desert refuge. Now, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, a Montreal-based group established by NAFTA, has released a report entitled "Sustaining and Enhancing Riparian Migratory Bird Habitat on the Upper San Pedro River." The report is intended to advise state, local and county governments on management of the river basin, which straddles the U.S.-Mexico border. For a copy of the report, call 520/621-7189. To comment before Aug. 15, write the Upper San Pedro Initiative, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona, 803/811 E. First St., Tucson, AZ 85719, or e-mail: [email protected]

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