Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Gila River Festival Celebrates the Wild

Pinos Altos
Originally uploaded by LaughingMoonArts

Along the banks of the Gila River, generations of people have settled since ancient times, surviving the desert environment by hunting, farming and ranching in this lush river valley. Creating an ecologically diverse ribbon of life in an otherwise dry landscape, the Gila River also provides sustenance to a rich variety of plants and animals: 234 species of birds, several threatened and endangered species, and one of the most intact native fish communities in existence in the Lower Colorado River drainage.

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