The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy is a non-profit conservation organization that relies on our more than 600 volunteer Stewards to help protect and promote the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
We do this in so many ways - from trail building to patrolling the trails, guiding hikes and mountain bike rides, formal and informal education and research. Our goal is that future generations will be able to enjoy this ecological treasure the same way that we do today.
Mission & Vision
The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy champions the sustainability of Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve for the benefit of this and future generations. As Stewards, we connect the community to the Preserve through education, research, advocacy, partnerships and safe, respectful access.
Directors and Staff Members
Our work is implemented by almost 600 volunteers who help to provide public access to the Preserve, protect the Preserve through research and stewardship and increase the community's understanding and appreciation of the Preserve through educational programs and community events.