The Walnut Creek Center for Education and Research (WCCER)

Founded in 1998, The Walnut Creek Center for Education and Research (WCCER) is a partnership between Prescott College, Northern Arizona University, The Arboretum at Flagstaff, and Prescott National Forest.

WCCER occupies the Forest Service's decommissioned Walnut Creek Station and administrative site. A diversity of researchers, students, and public visitors utilize the 275-acre site of Arizona uplands and riparian gallery forest each year. WCCER has completed a biological inventory grant from the Arizona Department of Water Resources. In its relatively short history, the WCCER has blossomed with diverse scientific projects.

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    Background

    The Prescott National Forest established the Walnut Creek Station in 1908 to serve as the District Ranger Station for the northwest quadrant of the Prescott National Forest.

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    Programs

    The Walnut Creek Center for Education and Research is host to a variety of Educational, Research, Volunteer, and Outreach programs.

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    Facilities

    Two perennial streams, Walnut Creek and Apache Creek, flow through the property. The Juniper Mesa wilderness area is approximately one km north of the property.