People of the Sonoran Desert

Parson’s Field Institute Associate Director Helen Rowe featured in podcast, In Defense of Plants

The human population of the Sonoran Desert is growing quickly, developing the surrounding landscape at an alarming pace. At the same time, botanists are racing to understand the fate of this so called "green deserts flora." In this episode we learn what it takes to properly assess a region's flora for extinction risk and how

Conservancy Staff alumna sights tamarisk beetles in eastern Arizona

On June 12th, Melanie Tluczek with Gila Watershed Partnership made an interesting discovery.  Melanie is an alumna of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, having served as Manager of the Field Institute until 2017.  She is now Executive Directior of the Gila Watershed  Partnership, which, like the Conservancy, seeks to engage the community in protecting local ecosystems

2020-07-15T12:46:33-07:00July 16th, 2020|News, People of the Sonoran Desert, 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|
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