Here's some of the latest news about drought and the Sonoran Desert from the internet! The Revelator: Will Arizona's Saguaros Survive Climate Change and Drought? EcoWatch: Southwest Drought Could Be Worst in 12,000 years AZ Central: Climate change could transform Arizona forests and deserts Yale: How Phoenix is preparing for a future without Colorado River
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
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
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
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
Enjoy our latest, Sixty Seconds in the Sonoran Desert. It's been shown that just a moment of relaxation can make a huge difference in stress levels.
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