Coconino National Forest
Springs of Arizona are significantly clustered. This pattern is particularly pronounced along the Mogollon Rim - a spectacular escarpment that extends nearly 200 miles across central Arizona and defines the southwestern boundary of the Colorado Plateau. Much of Coconino National Forest straddles this ecotone, a mixing zone of tropical and boreal biota over recent geologic time.
With support from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Grand Canyon Wildlands Council surveyed many springs in Coconino National Forest in 2009 and 2010. Grand Canyon Trust surveyed additional springs through their volunteer program, and shared their data for compilation at Springs Online. From 2011 to 2013, Northern Arizona University completed additional surveys with funding from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. Thanks to these efforts, and many volunteers, we have full survey data for 114 of the 369 known springs within this area.