Climate Recreation Community Catastrophe

Eden Index

Climate 9.2 Recreation 6.9 Community 2.8 Safeguard


Cornville, Arizona is a small unincorporated community located in Yavapai County, approximately 15 miles southwest of Sedona. It has a semi-arid climate with hot summers and mild winters. The Verde River runs through the area, providing hydrology constituents such as water for irrigation and recreation opportunities. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, and kayaking in the surrounding Coconino National Forest and Red Rock State Park. Nearby attractions include the Tuzigoot National Monument and the historic mining town of Jerome. Cornville is a peaceful and scenic community that offers a relaxed lifestyle and easy access to outdoor activities.

What is the Eden Index?

The Snoflo Eden Index serves as a comprehensive rating system for regions, evaluating their desirability through a holistic assessment of climate health, outdoor recreation opportunities, and natural disaster risk, acknowledging the profound impact of these factors on livability and well-being.

Climate Health Indicator (CHI): 9.2

Cornville receives approximately 377mm of rain per year, with humidity levels near 64% and air temperatures averaging around 17°C. Cornville has a plant hardyness factor of 8, meaning plants and agriculture in this region tend to thrive here all year round. By considering the ideal temperature range, reliable water supplies, clean air, and stable seasonal rain or snowpacks, the Climate Health Indicator (CHI) underscores the significance of a healthy climate as the foundation for quality living.

A healthy climate is paramount for ensuring a high quality of life and livability in a region, fostering both physical well-being and environmental harmony. This can be characterized by ideal temperatures, reliable access to water supplies, clean air, and consistent seasonal rain or snowpacks.

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Recreational Opportunity Index (ROI): 6.9

The Recreational Opportunity Index (ROI) recognizes the value of outdoor recreational options, such as parks, hiking trails, camping sites, and fishing spots, while acknowledging that climate plays a pivotal role in ensuring the comfort and consistency of these experiences. Access to outdoor recreational opportunities, encompassing activities such as parks, hiking, camping, and fishing, is crucial for overall well-being, and the climate plays a pivotal role in enabling and enhancing these experiences, ensuring that individuals can engage in nature-based activities comfortably and consistently.

Camping Areas

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Agua Fria National Monument Dispersed None 3,186 ft
Fort Tuthill County Park None 6,988 ft
White Horse Lake 94 6,592 ft
Powell Springs 10 5,301 ft
Pine Flat 56 5,557 ft
Childs 30 2,724 ft
Fort Tuthill Military - Luke AFB None 6,997 ft
Manzanita 18 4,800 ft
Dead Horse Ranch State Park 127 3,323 ft
Thousand Trails  Rd Dispersed None 3,461 ft
Bootlegger 10 5,168 ft
Cave Springs 82 5,415 ft
Pine View RV Military - Camp Navajo None 7,095 ft

Catastrophe Safeguard Index (CSI):

The Catastrophe Safeguard Index (CSI) recognizes that natural disaster risk, encompassing floods, fires, hurricanes, and tornadoes, can drastically affect safety and the overall appeal of an area. The level of natural disaster risk in a region significantly affects safety and the overall livability, with climate change amplifying these risks by potentially increasing the frequency and intensity of events like floods, fires, hurricanes, and tornadoes, thereby posing substantial challenges to community resilience and well-being.

Community Resilience Indicator (CRI): 2.8

The Community Resilience Indicator (CRI) recognizes that education, healthcare, and socioeconomics are crucial to the well-being of a region. The CRI acknowledges the profound impact of these elements on residents' overall quality of life. By evaluating educational resources, healthcare accessibility, and economic inclusivity, the index captures the essential aspects that contribute to a thriving community, fostering resident satisfaction, equity, and social cohesion.

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