Monthly Archives: October 2020

Myths and Mysteries of the McDowells

by Len Marcisz, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Legacy steward Originally published in the Fall 2020 edition of Mountain Lines The McDowell Mountains are not the most famous mountains in Arizona, nor even in Maricopa County, where the Superstitions and their associated legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine draw international curiosity. But mountains, like people, don’t need

American Midlands Naturalist publishes Conservancy manuscript

American Midlands Naturalist today published the Conservancy manuscript, Lessons Learned 5+ Years After Transplanting and Seeding Restoration Sites in the Sonoran Desert, U.S.A. Helen I. Rowe, Tiffany A. Sprague, Jennifer Broatch, Dan Gruber, Debbie Langenfeld, Lisa Rivera Read the manuscript here.

2020-10-22T11:13:07-07:00October 22nd, 2020|Latest Mentions, News, Press, Science|

Let’s Ride the Preserve Backcountry

Originally published in the Spring 2018 Edition of Mountain Lines.  You can find all of the issues of Mountain Lines available for online viewing or download here. By Art Ranz, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy master steward So often when I am working as a trail guide at the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead, I am asked about trails

2020-10-12T11:08:04-07:00October 12th, 2020|Bike, Visiting|

Fast Facts About the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy preserves and advances natural open space through science, education and stewardship. Our vision is a culture that ensures, preserves and values natural open spaces for all to enjoy. With more than 30,500 acres protected in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, we are stewards of the largest urban Preserve in the country.

2020-10-06T13:44:07-07:00October 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Nature As Therapy

Toni Vallee, Master steward McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, and Katy Lindberg RNC/COGNP, Lead steward McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Frazzled by the COVID-19 pandemic? Getting casita fever (but not from the virus)? There are proven ways to improve your physical and mental health during difficult times or everyday

2020-10-05T14:38:20-07:00October 5th, 2020|Featured News, News, Visiting|

Computer Science students from ASU undertake difficult bat tracking project

By Ryan Kemmer, Jerimiah Kent and Michael Umholtz, Arizona State University students In June 2020, the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy partnered with Arizona State University’s School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (CIDSE) to sponsor a capstone project. The project’s purpose statement detailed the need for a software application capable of automating emergence counts

2020-10-02T14:25:53-07:00October 2nd, 2020|News, Science|
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