Nevada, America’s driest state, contains a high concentration of springs. As in other arid regions, the number of springs is unknown, and hundreds likely remain unmapped. The springs map presented here was compiled by the Nevada Department of Wildlife as part of their 2012 Draft Wildlife Action Plan.
Northern Arizona University is engaged in a pilot test of US Forest Service Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Inventory and Assessment in the Spring Mountains, west of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Department of Interior agencies have completed several large springs restoration projects in Nevada, including several springs in Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Corn Creek Spring, and two springs in Red Rock State Park west of Las Vegas.