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Four Components of a Successful Desert Hike

By Barb Pringle McDowell Sonoran Conservancy master steward Parsons Field Institute at McDowell Sonoran Conservancy certified citizen scientist Originally published in the Summer 2015 edition of Mountain Lines   Mcdowell Sonoran Preserve visitors often overestimate their ability to safely hike in the Sonoran desert. This is especially true in the summer when daytime temperatures can

2020-06-03T16:27:39-07:00June 4th, 2020|News, Stewardship, Visiting|

Discovering Bats at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

By: Jessie Dwyer Graduate Student, Arizona State University Last summer, the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy partnered with Dr. Jesse Lewis’ lab at Arizona State University to conduct a pilot research study on bats in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The goal of the study was to gain fundamental knowledge about bats by determining which Arizona bat species

2020-06-02T10:10:55-07:00June 1st, 2020|News, Online Learning, Science|

Protecting Native Biodiversity Isn’t Easy

Originally published in the Spring 2017 Edition of Mountain Lines By Dr. Helen Rowe, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Parsons Field Institute Associate Director Over half of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s 80-mile boundary is surrounded by urban development, making it easily accessible to incursion from nonnative plants. Recent surveys by the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Parsons Field Institute

2020-05-29T11:14:58-07:00June 1st, 2020|News, Online Learning, Science|

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|

60 Seconds In the Sonoran Desert

We are thrilled to help you find a minute of peace with our new feature, 60 Seconds in the Sonoran Desert.  Just one minute of focused time and mindful breathing has been show to have beneficial effects in reducing stress and anxiety.  Join us and take in the Sonoran Desert.      

2020-06-08T14:27:24-07:00May 4th, 2020|News, Sixty Seconds in the Sonoran Desert|