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The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy preserves and advances natural open space through science, education and stewardship. Join us to ensure this land remains a permanent sanctuary for people and wildlife.
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The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
Dedicated to Protecting and Promoting the McDowell Sonoran Preserve
For you, the outdoors advocate, the civic-minded, and the passionate volunteer ready to make a difference in a world where open spaces are increasingly uncommon, the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy is the organization dedicated to effecting global preservation efforts through science and research at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and surrounding Sonoran desert. We equip a unique collective of volunteer stewards with tools and structure to discover, learn and ultimately teach. Because we believe in empowering awareness through knowledge to transform citizens into stewards of their land. More than 650 Steward volunteers provide their time and talents to help residents and visitors experience, enjoy and learn from the Sonoran Desert.
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Over 30,000 acres to explore
We Have Trails For Every Ability
Hundreds of miles to ride
Spend Time Together With Us
Dozens of activities to enjoy
Programs For Every Level
Something For Everyone
McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve encompasses more than 30,500 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert. More than 215 miles of well maintained trails allow you to explore the Preserve on foot, bike or horse. The Preserve is open from sunrise to sunset. There is no charge for parking or access at any of our trailheads.
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