Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
In 2010, the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council conducted surveys of springs on the Mogollon Rim with the assistance of funding from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. Many of these springs were within the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest in eastern Arizona where many springs are clustered. On May 29, 2011, an unattended campfire sparked a wildfire that burned more than 850 square miles of forest land. Read more about the Forest Fire.
The fire undoubtedly affected the 557 known springs within the fire perimeter. Unfortunately, SSI was only able to survey a handful of springs within this area.