Many species call Warm Springs home
Warm Springs Natural Area is considered an ecological isolate (or environmental island) within the dry Mojave Desert.
Home to spring-fed streams and riparian and mesquite woodlands, it attracts an abundance of wildlife including rare and endangered species, birds, fish and other aquatic life, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, as well as invertebrates. It also hosts diverse plant life.
The Moapa dace, a small, fresh-water fish can be found in streams throughout the natural area. The Moapa dace is one of six endemic species at Warm Springs. These endemic species are native and can only be found in this region of Nevada and nowhere else on earth.
A total of 28 sensitive species, including the endangered Moapa dace, live within Warm Springs. Six aquatic species can only be found in this region of Nevada. Learn more.