Water! Water in this dry region makes it possible for a large variety of water-loving species to flourish. Riparian Gallery Forest in our region has a few tree species that dominate, which include Populus fremontii, Salix gooddingii, Salix bonplandiana, Platanus wrightii, Fraxinus velutina among other and usually less dominate species.
Many animal species are dependant on Riparian Gallery Forest for survival. These strips of forests are especially important for migrating birds to re-fuel on their long and grueling flights across this region.