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Wilderness Waters: Spring Surveys with SIA Staff

July 27 - December 15

Join a SIA staff member and another volunteer in the field for a physically-distanced spring survey!

Did you know that springs on U.S. Forest Service land might not be protected unless they are surveyed to validate the water rights? Come learn how to use our new Spring Seeker to survey wilderness springs and other waters this summer and fall in Coronado National Forest. We’ll be focusing on the Mt. Wrightson, Miller Peak, Rincon, and Pusch Ridge Wilderness areas. Group size will be limited to 2-3 people total, and we will all drive separately to the trailhead. Having a 4WD vehicle is a plus! Hikes range from 2-12 miles total, with varying degrees of elevation change and amounts of off-trail bushwhacking.

To sign up, check the available dates listed below, and then email sami@skyislandalliance.org. Make sure to tell us when you would like to go, your hiking abilities, and your vehicle type. We’ll plan each trip based on the abilities of the people signed up. Check back for additional dates, or email us if you’d like to join us, but can’t make any of these dates.


Thursday, July 30 – FULL
Friday, July 31 – FULL
Tuesday, August 11 – 1 Spot open, 4WD required
Saturday, August 22 – Open
Thursday, August 27 – Open
Sunday, August 30 – Open
Saturday, September 5 – Open
Thursday, September 10 – Open
Sunday, September 13 – Open
Saturday, September 19 – Open
Thursday, September 24 – Open
Sunday, September 27 – Open


July 27
December 15


Sami Hammer
520-624-7080 x 16