Arizona Springs Restoration Handbook

This handbook was co-produced with the Springs Stewardship Institute. With support from the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative. This handbook is meant to advance the understanding of springs by land managers in the state of Arizona,as well as promote communication, stewardship, and collaboration, and to provide guidance to land managers embarking on springs stewardship programs. It provides resource managers with background information regarding the nature of springs ecosystems, inventory and assessment protocols, and the tools necessary for effective restoration and monitoring. Our springs inventory, assessment, and stewardship protocols incorporates much previous research and practical, hands-on recommendations. Land managers across Arizona can use this handbook to set measurable goals in their springs stewardship and restoration plans, and implement effective actions towards those goals.