you for your patience to all who have been waiting for
the completion of this project. We have had several challenges
that caused delays over the past few years, but we are
nearing the finish line! We could not have done this
without assistance from many friends and volunteers,
several ranching families who participated in establishing
our data sites, our friend and pilot Andy Vance, and
the support of our family. We hope you enjoy and can
utilize the results of our efforts.
locates historic foundation in the Pinal Mountains, Arizona,
mapping new locations for study sites.
is an arrastra in central Arizona near the remote historic
The word arrastra
comes from the Spanish word "arrastre," meaning
to drag along the ground. When ore was quarried out of the
hard rock mines, the rock had to be crushed to free silver
The Spanish first introduced the arrastra to the New World
in the 1500's. With a horse, mule or person providing power
other end of the arm, the stone was dragged slowly around in
a circle. - Historical evidence of the interactions of society
and nature. |
this site you will find hundreds of photos displaying
a variety of plant communities we captured in east-central
Arizona, interviews and photo albums of individuals
and families who have contributed to balancing a response
to differing opinions about the natural environment
Arizona, an annotated list of references, a description
of the methodology we used at a dozen study sites – ©The
Pellet Acre, technical information from our data collection,
and our field notes and perspectives.
also have a digital images page that will link you
to a site to purchase images we capture along the way
as we travel through Arizona. This is a working website,
and we will be continually adding new digital images
with an option to purchase through smugmug.com.
site offers a variety of media for your images, including
mugs, printed photos, and posters. We will also be
continually adding interviews and photo albums. Our
project work may continue each year.
institutions that wish to use our digital images
for educational purposes, please contact us for
a special code to obtain images free of charge.
data, manuscripts and photo documentation are not intended
to be an exhaustive treatise of those interconnected
things in our natural environment. Rather, an effort
continually provide information that enlightens current
knowledge through fieldnotes and perspectives.
one lane bridge over Pinto Creek, Arizona. The riparian trees
seem to want to hug the bridge, rather than growing away from
it. A very healthy riparian area even with the bridge built through
hope to provide several intellectual keys to stimulate thought
which may have been otherwise stifled by prejudices, misinformation,
muddled policy or inappropriate agendas.
objective is to create a path for an intellectual adventure,
to map before the reader
a route that is wide enough for others of differing thought
to join on this path and along the way realize the similarities
each other’s point of view.
Thank you for visiting our site!
best to you – Carolyn and Larry Eppler
Environment Society Southwest
Action Analysis Partners
PO Box 3464
Payson, Arizona 85541
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