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Our Mission

Watershed Management Group (WMG) develops community-based solutions to ensure the long-term prosperity of people and health of the environment. We provide people with the knowledge, skills, and resources for sustainable livelihoods.

Our Vision

We envision a world where the relationship between communities and the environment creates prosperity for all.

Our Values

  • We are optimistic about the future.
  • We believe that every challenge has a solution and that’s where we focus our energy.
  • We believe that people working in harmony with nature can go beyond sustainability and survival to a state of thriving, regeneration, and prosperity.
  • We support this by utilizing resources mindfully.
  • We believe that all people deserve access to nature and to information about how to manage their natural resources.
  • We strive to make our programs accessible to a diverse array of people across the community.
  • WMG focuses the geography of its work through natural, geographic boundaries rather than political or municipal boundaries. The Santa Cruz River Watershed serves as the incubator for strategies and programs that, when successful, are shared with communities in other watersheds, creating a ripple effect of change.
  • We are a learning organization. We have a high tolerance for adventure, risk and change, and give ourselves permission to make mistakes as long as we learn from them and integrate what we have learned into our work.
  • We have high expectations of ourselves and strive for excellence, discipline and accountability.
  • We also know how to have fun!
  • We understand that every action has impact in our community and our environment, and that small, everyday actions create change for the better.
  • We believe that if everyone takes these small actions, we can change the world.

Geographic Focus

Watershed Management Group has a strong focus on improving desert ecosystems. We are based in Tucson, Arizona, and have developed deep roots and an enduring history here. We also regularly work in the Phoenix Valley, other southern Arizona communities, and in the Arizona, U.S.-Sonora, Mexico border region. Our training and community demonstration site work has also taken us to communities throughout the Desert Southwest, Mexico, and beyond. You can see a comprehensive map of all our project sites online.

Graphic of where Watershed Management Group works