Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy
Habitat Restoration and Reintroduction for Imperiled Herpetofauna of the Black, San Francisco, and Upper Gila-Mangas Watersheds (AZ, NM)
Restore wetland habitat quality and availability in the San Francisco, Upper Gila-Mangas, and Black River watersheds through a watershed inventory of target species and threats, prioritization of potential remediation sites, wetland restoration, and ultimately, Chiricahua leopard frog reintroduction. Project will create eight, 1-acre wetlands, and .25 miles of heavy-duty livestock exclusion fencing to increase habitat quality, availability, and biodiversity to critical headwaters of the Upper Gila and Salt Rivers.

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Restoring Big Game Winter Range Grassland Habitat on Perrin Ranch by Removing Woody Invasives (AZ)
Mechanically remove invasive, encroaching juniper and pinyon pine trees from priority big game winter range habitat within the Grand Canyon to Prescott Corridor Complex in Arizona. Project will restore 1,200 acres of habitat and increase connectivity for mule deer, elk and pronghorn.

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Restoring Big Game Winter Range Grassland Habitat on the Truxton Flat by Removing Woody Invasives (AZ)
Restore 800 acres of critical winter range and stopover habitat for mule deer and pronghorn in northern Arizona. Project will mechanically masticate invading woody vegetation from grasslands that provide winter range for big game species.

Borderlands Restoration Network
Headwater Riparian Restoration along Arizona/New Mexico Border (AZ, NM)
Increase capacity and train local youth to construct rock and wood erosion-control structures instream and along floodplains in headwater streams of the San Simon River watershed in the Chiricahua Mountains. Project will restore 2 miles of riparian forest habitat in multiple headwater drainages while enhancing groundwater recharge.

Gila Watershed Partnership of AZ
Nonnative Fish Removal in Gila Watershed (AZ)
Mechanically remove nonnative fish species from 1.9 miles of Bonita creek and 22 miles of Aravaipa Creek. Project will help secure populations of four federally endangered fish species, including Gila chub, Gila topminnow, loach minnow and spikedace, and address recovery goals identified for each species.

Gila Watershed Partnership of AZ
Restoring Native Habitat Refugia for the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (AZ)
Restore over 200 acres of riparian habitat for the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher along the Upper Gila River in Arizona. Project will protect critical breeding habitat from the tamarisk leaf beetle, a biological control of the invasive salt cedar.

Tucson Audubon Society
Delivering Native Plants and Creating Urban Bird Habitat in Southeast Arizona (AZ)
Combat urban heat island effects while engaging communities in the installation of urban bird habitats in Tucson and southeast Arizona. Project will utilize a mobile display unit to deliver plants and information to local communities, making birding opportunities in urban Tucson more accessible to a greater number of people.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Fisheries Resources Office
Apache Trout Recovery on Fort Apache Indian Reservation (AZ)
Replace a failing gabion barrier in Crooked Creek with a concrete jump and velocity barrier and complete ongoing partial design work on six other replacement barriers on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation to protect Apache trout populations. Project will protect 9 km of high-quality Apache trout recovery habitat from reinvasion of brown trout and increase the availability of over 60 km of habitat.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Fisheries Resources Office
Barrier Replacement and Apache Trout Recovery on Squaw Creek (AZ)
Replace an old, non-functioning nonnative species barrier in Squaw Creek to separate the third largest Apache trout recovery population from managed sportfish downstream. Project will increase the availability of high-quality, protected, Apache trout recovery habitat by approximately 9 mi and benefit several native fish species including Apache trout, speckled dace, and desert sucker.

Watershed Management Group
Plant a Tree and Build Your Own Basin for Tucson Neighborhoods (AZ)
Implement low cost nature-based infrastructure projects focused on expanding urban forests with native tree irrigated by simple rain gardens. Project will reduce flooding through stormwater capture, increase shade with rain-fed native trees, and engage 300-600 residents in installing 360 rain gardens and native understory including shrubs, bunch grasses, wildflowers and cactus.