The Spring Valley Station was installed and began collecting data in the summer of 2016. Located at an elevation of around 7,100ft (2,160m), the station is located in a pinyon-juniper and sagebrush ecosystem. This particular location is of interest because there is some research that shows changes toward a drier climate may lead to a transition from pinyon juniper habitat to a more sage-dominated system. This station is powered by solar panel and data are collected manually on a monthly basis.

This station was installed in June of 2016 with assistance from AGCI’s summer intern. In addition to serving as a long-term monitoring site, it also offers a chance for student learning opportunities with the nearby Colorado Mountain College campus.

Soil at a glance:

Clay | 2.1 % organic matter | 0.7 ppm NO3 | 2.8 ppm P | pH 6.5


Air Temperature | Relative Humidity | Soil Moisture at 2, 8, and 20in (5, 20, and 51cm) | Soil Temperature at 8in (20cm)

Data are shared via cellular transmission several times daily. UPDATE June 13, 2022: Cellular transmission from this station are temporarily stopped as we transition from 3G to 5G capable logger boxes, currently on-order. Data are still being collected, however, until the transition is complete, these data can only be downloaded manually. Please contact Elise to request the most current available data.

Archived data have been cleaned and calibrated.


This station was funded by the Aspen Community Foundation and is managed by AGCI.