Crash of the cottonwoods

Telis, Gisela
August 2008
High Country News;8/18/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 15, p8
The article reports on the threat facing cottonwoods and other species inhabiting the Three Links Farm in San Pedro River, Arizona. It reveals that overgrazing, damming, and urban development prevent the flow of groundwater to the river that result to the shortage of water supply, where most plants and species depend for their survival. It states that the Nature Conservancy Program was established by the estate which aims to protect and conserve the cottonwoods and endangered species against environmental damage. The program stresses that restoring habitat vegetation for species and cottonwood should be taken into considerations.


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