Sheep Springs is named after Tooh Haltsooi (Verdent Springs or Dibe bito another origin name is grassy field blowing in the wind, somewhat resembling waves on a lake, this term was used when we returned from our captivity in Fort Sumner). The chapter makes up the southern end of Land Management District 12. The area includes the eastern slopes and foothills of the Chuska Mountains. Most of the chapter lands are in the San Juan Basin. The entire chapter covers 169 square miles. Elevations range from 5,000 to over 9,000 feet above sea level near Narbona Pass.