Water! Water in this dry region makes it possible for a large variety of water-loving species to flourish... really it allows life generally 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 many less dominate species.
Innumerable plant and animal species are dependent on Riparian Gallery Forest for survival and reproduction. These strips of forests are especially important for migrating birds to re-fuel on their long and grueling flights across this region.