Hermit’s Peak Watershed

A geographical area surrounding Hermit’s Peak in New Mexico, where the land and waterways drain into a common point, such as a river or lake. Watersheds play a crucial role in maintaining healthy ecosystems by regulating water flow, filtering pollutants, and providing habitats for diverse plant and animal species. The Hermit’s Peak Watershed has been a focal point in legal matters related to the Calf Canyon/Hermit’s Peak Fire, as the fire’s impact on the watershed has raised concerns about long-term environmental consequences, water quality, and the potential for future natural disasters, such as flooding or erosion.