Location: Mesa CountySize: 36 acresDesignated: June 1983Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management
Unaweep Seep Research Natural Area is an unusual hillside spring ecosystem of wet sedge marshes and seeps. The springs are not affected by flooding or fluctuations in surface water flow. One of three Colorado populations of the rare butterfly Speyeria nokomis (Nokomis fritillary), occurs on Unaweep seep. Also, a large population of a rare wetland plant is found on the lower part of the slope.