• Red Rocks with water in front of them in the desert.
  • Clouds behind Joshua Tree and bushes.
  • Desert flowers blooming in bushes in front of mountains in the desert.
  • Setting sun reflecting of clouds of orange and blue behind a joshua tree.
  • Hoover Dam intake towers with water behind the dam showing that it is not full.


Mapping Springs and Seeps and Aquatic Habitat in the Desert LCC

Science Need(s)

Standardization of data collection techniques

Project Funding:  $49,000 provided by US Fish and Wildlife Service
Project Duration: 2013

Project Goal(s)

Expand inventory and assessment of springs, seeps, and aquatic resources (e.g., USGS, Spring Stewardship Alliance, Sky Island Alliance) to map springs and seeps throughout southern New Mexico, western Texas, and northern Mexico using a consistent protocol.


Host 2-3 workshops in 2013 to train people to conduct the Springs Stewardship Institute’s spring assessment protocol and promote it as a standardized method. This will facilitate standardized data collection across the landscape that can contribute to a broad scale inventory and assessment of springs, seeps, and aquatic resources throughout the Desert LCC.

Project Location

New Mexico, Texas, Mexico