Adaptation Action Plan For Springs Ecosystems in the Sky Island Region

Created: 11/21/2014 -


The Underlying goal for the Springs Ecosystems Working Group and Adaptation Action Plan is to maintain
and improve spring integrity.

The primary mechanisms for achieving this goal were identified to be:

  • Aquatic species management/restoration
  • Terrestrial species management/restoration
  • Selected grazing
  • Sustainable use/flow management (Quantity)
  • Invasive species control
  • Transborder management of springs
  • Connectivity
  • Fire management
  • Prioritization of springs based on climate vulnerability and resilience (underway by Springs Stewardship Institute)

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Sky Island Alliance is a grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the rich natural heritage of native species and habitats in the Sky Island region of the southwestern United States (Arizona, New Mexico) and northwestern Mexico (Sonora, Chihuahua).

We work with volunteers, scientists, land owners, public officials, and government agencies to establish protected areas, restore healthy landscapes, and promote public appreciation of the region's unique biological diversity.


Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Develop / implement adaptation plans
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Flow patterns
Habitat extent
Sociopolitical Setting