In many parts of Arizona, rivers and lakes are rare.
Where they are found, they are the center for life. Many species of animals and plants live only near these water sources. Other animals, like ducks and geese, use these areas to rest during their migration. These organisms depend on rivers and lakes to survive. Small changes to these areas can be devastating to the
plants and animals.
Focus Wild Arizona Activity Sheets: From 2006-2013, each issue of the Department’s Arizona Wildlife Views magazine featured a new education article. These articles were intended for younger children and include some vocabulary and a fun activity. All of these articles are now available on our website.