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The PastFinders: Saving the History of the McDowells

The PastFinders: Saving the History of the McDowells When we preserve a mountain range, we preserve so much more than the mountains themselves. We preserve the landscape for the outdoor enjoyment of hikers, cyclists, equestrians and other seekers of the Sonoran experience. For those less inclined to travel the desert, we preserve the viewscape –

2021-07-06T18:09:29-07:00July 6th, 2021|30th Birthday|

The Founding of the Parsons Field Institute

The Founding of the Parsons Field Institute The original conception in 2005 for the Parsons Field Institute was focused on ecotourism – combining talks about the natural and human history of the land with guided hikes in the nascent Preserve – as a source of funds for the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. At that time, the

2021-08-05T12:52:23-07:00June 15th, 2021|30th Birthday, Science|

Scottsdale Progress Article – McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Attracting Tourists

In an article published by Scottsdale Progress, CEO, Justin Owen was interviewed about the role of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy attracting tourists to Scottsdale. "Because over 40 percent of Scottsdale’s tax revenue comes from nonresidents, the ability for Scottsdale to have a thriving tourism enterprise has allowed the city to be able to preserve this much

2021-05-06T17:14:56-07:00May 6th, 2021|Latest Mentions, News, Press|

Looking at Our Past and Present to Envision Our Future

Looking at Our Past and Present to Envision Our Future Author:  Barbara Montgomery-Ratcliff Mark Twain is purported to have said, “History does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” In other words, we hear echoes of our past in our present-day experiences in our vision for our future. In this way, history provides a sense

2021-06-14T11:47:22-07:00May 6th, 2021|30th Birthday|

Q&A About the Sonoran Desert Tortoise Telemetry Project

  Why is there a study project? What’s it all about? The Sonoran Desert tortoise (Gopherus morafkai) is a protected species found here in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. This species is under increasing pressure from climate change, human activities, and habitat degradation, which may affect their numbers. Through generous support from the Heritage Fund, the

2021-05-04T11:35:01-07:00May 4th, 2021|Science|

Reflecting on 30 Years: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Inducted into Scottsdale History Hall of Fame

The Scottsdale History Hall of Fame features more than 100 past and present community leaders and organizations, each having their own unique impact on Scottsdale. The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy was honored in 2010 for its tireless work protecting and preserving the McDowell Mountains — a 1.8-billion-year-old treasure and pristine desert landscape. During the celebration in

2021-04-01T10:43:02-07:00April 8th, 2021|30th Birthday|

Celebrating 30 Years of Science, Education & Stewardship

We’ve hit a major milestone. To commemorate 30 years of service, we’re highlighting our organization’s greatest milestones and treasured memories during each month of 2021, charting our decades-long journey to emerge as a conservation leader in Arizona and beyond.March: Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists In March 2016, we hosted our inaugural Junior Citizen Science

2021-03-24T05:06:56-07:00March 23rd, 2021|30th Birthday|

Parsons Field Institute Citizen Science News – May 5, 2020

Dear Parsons Field Institute and Citizen Science Friends, We are excited to share with you our achievements from the 2019-2020 season. While our season ended differently than most of us expected, we've had many successes over the past year that we'd like to share. Below we share highlights from each of our citizen science project

2020-05-12T13:03:41-07:00May 5th, 2020|News, Publications, Science|
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