Sky Island Alliance

Climate Change Challenge: less water, worse droughts

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

Region 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. This project will restore ecological function to nine high-priority springs through removal or rebuilding of spring box structures, rehabilitation of native vegetation by hand-planting of riparian trees, sedges, and wetland grasses, installation of erosion control structures, and protective structures to prevent livestock or human trampling.