Grand Canyon trust

Climate Change Challenge: lesser water, worse droughts

Grant Award: $54,000; Year Awarded: 2013

Spring ecosystems are some of the most biodiverse in the American Southwest and provide the key water sources necessary for wildlifeto move between and among habitats in this semi-arid region of the country. Unfortunately, many spring ecosystems have become degraded due to their incorporation into livestock operations. In response, The Grand Canyon Trust will pilot three new approaches for restoring spring composition and function on an 850,000- acre expanse of land owned by Grand Canyon Trust and public grazing leases administered by the United States Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.