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Research Reports from NAU

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and the School of Earth and Sustainability (SES) at Northern Arizona University (NAU) are partnering on a new conservation practice research program. In this program, students at SES work on projects with the Conservancy’s Parsons Field Institute through internships and group capstone projects to give students access to unique opportunities to

2020-05-27T13:50:30-07:00May 18th, 2020|News, Science|

AZGFD urges public to leave baby wildlife alone

           GAME AND FISH NEWS For immediate release, May 12, 2020 Arizona Game and Fish Department Contact: John Trierweiler, Public Information Officer (623) 236-7230, jtrierweiler@azgfd.gov AZGFD urges public to leave baby wildlife alone  PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reminds the public to leave baby wildlife alone. As temperatures rise and

2020-05-18T09:49:18-07:00May 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Proud to Partner in Conservation Alliance 

The Parsons Field Institute is a proud regional partner within the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA).  Our team helped spearhead a regional open space conservation strategy, which was completed in 2018. Dr. Helen Rowe and Master Steward Dan Gruber serve on the CAZCA steering committee, whose main task is to foster the implementation of this strategy. Our collaborative

2020-05-18T11:20:57-07:00May 14th, 2020|Science|

People of the Sonoran Desert – Rick and Judy Cooper

Upon moving to Arizona in 2010 to be closer to their children and grandchildren, Rick and Judy Cooper found themselves near Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve and soon fell in love with the area. Rick and Judy joined a botany hike on the suggestion of others, having some interest in the plants that surrounded them. This

2020-04-29T08:58:40-07:00April 29th, 2020|News, People of the Sonoran Desert, Stewardship|

Sonoran Desert Spring by John Alcock Is April’s Book of the Month

Reviews: "Lyrical ruminations on plant and animal life . . . witty and insightful, [Alcock] pries under rocks and peers around saguaro and brittlebush to explore a world teeming with activity and color. There is magic here, and Alcock conveys the wonder and mystery of seasonal change in a way that will appeal to newcomers

2020-04-27T10:09:01-07:00April 27th, 2020|News|

Conservancy Plays Key Role In Global IUCN Alert

Over a quarter of species on the Red List of Threatened Species face a high risk of extinction—often due to human activity. That’s the most recent report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Their Red List monitors a growing list of over 112,000 species. In response, a global call-to-action has been sounded

2020-04-15T14:49:32-07:00April 17th, 2020|News, Science|

We can now count the issues of Conservancy Kids on one hand! Issue #5

That's right - we're at our first Conservancy Kids milestone with this fifth issue!  Let's talk about our friends...Pokey Cacti!  Exploring local cactus (carefully of course) can lead you to understand more about our Sonoran Desert.  This week we highlight vocabulary words, too!  There's also a short video on being prepared in the desert, something

2020-04-16T16:38:41-07:00April 17th, 2020|Conservancy Kids, Education, News, Online Learning|