Two steps forward, one step back at restored springs south of Flagstaff

Hoxworth Springs, 12 miles south of Flagstaff on the Coconino National Forest just west of Upper Lake Mary, have been a life-sustaining source of water in a dry landscape for centuries. The springs and spring-fed wet meadow filter runoff, stabilize soils and draw wildlife from miles around.

The springs and valley have also been the recipient of nearly a half-million dollars worth of rehabilitation work during the past two decades.