Experts discuss sustaining the San Pedro River

A panel of experts including CCRN members Holly Richter and Sara Ransom were invited to the Bisbee Royale Theater on May 10, 2019, to discuss the present and future health of the San Pedro River. CCRN member Holly Richter, Arizona Water Projects director for the Nature Conservancy, was part of the panel that discussed the

Southeast Arizona Citizens Forum presents project update at public meeting

Karen C. Riggs, Cochise County special projects engineer, presented at the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission’s public meeting of the Southeast Arizona Citizens Forum (SACF). At the March 21 meeting held in Sierra Vista, Ms. Riggs detailed the history of the county’s recharge projects and presented plans for development. The current

CCRN to be featured at statewide water conference

Sara Ransom of Cochise County will be presenting on the Cochise Conservation and Recharge Network at a statewide water conference in Phoenix on February 1, 2019 sponsored by the University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center. The conference, Arizona Runs on Water: Scarcity, Challenges, and Community-based Solutions, will showcase the varied and innovative ways Arizona

Coyote Wash Project Moving Forward

The Coyote Wash Recharge Project is the largest project of its kind and one of the most unique, since it is the first funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Conservation Resource Service (NRCS) on public land. That is thanks to a new bill which focuses NRCS on watersheds, not just

Cochise Conservation Recharge Network holds promise for Sierra Vista region

The economic and environmental health of the Sierra Vista region have something critical in common: both depend on limited groundwater supplies. The Upper San Pedro River is among the last free-flowing rivers in the southwestern United States, supports abundant wildlife including 250 bird species, and is dependent on groundwater. At the same time, Fort Huachuca,

Volunteers map the San Pedro for 20th Year Running

Hereford — In the early Sunday morning chill, four women trudged through the ankle-deep sand of the San Pedro riverbed, clipboards and GPS devices in hand. Their mission: to take over where their fellow citizen scientists had left off the day before by mapping the nearly 5 ½-mile stretch of the river lying between Highway


The purpose of the Cochise Conservation and Recharge Network (CCRN) is to implement a regional network of water-management projects that meet the long-term needs of the Sierra Vista Subwatershed.


The vision of the CCRN is a flowing San Pedro River, the conservation of water resources, and a vibrant local economy.

Member Organizations

The CCRN was formed in 2015, and includes Cochise County, the City of Sierra Vista, The Nature Conservancy, Hereford Natural Resources Conservation District, and the City of Bisbee.