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Sky Island Alliance

Climate Change Challenge: less water, worse droughts

Grant Award: $92,038; Year Awarded: 2012

Regional Natural springs in arid ecosystems occupy a small fraction of the landscape and yet support high levels of productive biodiversity, providing much needed refugia for migratory birds, reptiles and amphibians. By retrofitting spring box structures, rehabilitating native vegetation by hand-planting riparian trees, sedges, and wetland grasses, installing erosion control structures, and protective structures to prevent livestock or human trampling, this project will restore ecological function to nine high-priority springs.