Three Forks, Arizona

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Three Forks is a location in Apache County, Arizona where three forks of the Black River converge. It has an estimated elevation of 8,225 feet (2,507 m) above sea level. [1]

The Three Forks springsnail is found exclusively there. [2] The species is endangered and the Three Forks area has consequently been declared a critical habitat. [3] [4]

A Civilian Conservation Corps camp was established at Three Forks in 1932. [5] [6]

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References

  1. "Feature Detail Report for: Three Forks". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.
  2. Martinez, Michael A. (2009). "Population Size Estimates for Pyrgulopsis trivialis (Hydrobiidae), an Imperiled Aquatic Snail from East-Central Arizona". Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science. 41 (1): 30–33. doi:10.2181/036.041.0105. ISSN   0193-8509.
  3. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Endangered Status for the Three Forks Springsnail and Threatened Status for the San Bernardino Springsnail Throughout Their Ranges and Designation of Designation of Critical Habitat for Both Species; Final Rule (77 FR 23060) (PDF), Department of the Interior
  4. Service, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "Two Arizona Springsnails to Receive Endangered Species Act Protection". www.fws.gov. Retrieved 2020-03-01.
  5. "Blue Region Recalls Days of Coronado". Arizona Republic. 14 May 1934. p. 1. Retrieved 2020-03-01.
  6. Moore, Robert Joseph (2006). The Civilian Conservation Corps in Arizona's Rim Country: Working in the Woods. University of Nevada Press. pp. 48–50. ISBN   978-0-87417-677-3.

Coordinates: 33°51′17″N109°18′51″W / 33.85472°N 109.31417°W / 33.85472; -109.31417