Most of the 520-acre Indian Joe Springs Ecological Reserve has sparse vegetative cover. The site contains a small amount of Desert Willow Riparian Scrub community, which supports a variety of wildlife, including an endangered bird species. The topography features moderate to steep sloping lands reaching approximately 3,800 feet in elevation. There are five springs on the property.
CDFW is in the process or reexamining the name Indian Joe Springs Ecological Reserve and have heard from local tribes that this is the preferred name. CDFW continues to seek tribal input to ensure Department property names are culturally appropriate to the original stewards of California since time immemorial. To discuss the property name contact Inland Deserts Region Tribal Liaison at Russell.Black@wildlife.ca.gov.
To discuss other CDFW property names contact Sarah Fonseca at Sarah.Fonseca@wildlife.ca.gov.
For more information, call the Inland Deserts Region's Bishop office at (760) 872-1171.