Thank you, City of Scottsdale Mayor Ortega, commissioners and council members for recognizing the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and our 650+ volunteer stewards in proclaiming October as "McDowell Sonoran Preserve Month." We sincerely thank the vision of the community leaders and elected officials who imagined what is now the largest urban preserve in the continental United
The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy has received a $1,500,000 multi-year grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation
Sept. 14, 2021 -- The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy has received a $1,500,000 multi-year grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to continue the work of The Parsons Field Institute. The Conservancy serves as the steadfast steward of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which encompasses more than 30,500 acres, with 225 miles of trails, making it the
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
In previous years we have combined the Conservancy annual report into an edition of Mountain Lines. To give us an opportunity to really celebrate our accomplishments we now produce an annual report and we are delighted to share this with you. This represents our accomplishments for fiscal year 2020 (7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020) and recognizes donors
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The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy has been working with ASU computer science students on a capstone project directed at monitoring bat populations in Arizona. Since June, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve has worked with the students to apply software that automates the emergence counts of bats from a gated mine in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.According to its website, counting the number
American Midlands Naturalist today published the Conservancy manuscript, Lessons Learned 5+ Years After Transplanting and Seeding Restoration Sites in the Sonoran Desert, U.S.A. Helen I. Rowe, Tiffany A. Sprague, Jennifer Broatch, Dan Gruber, Debbie Langenfeld, Lisa Rivera Read the manuscript here.
Take a look at this great AZCentral Article featuring the Conservancy! Mary Fastiggi, Science Coordinator, contributed to the article and serves with the Desert Defenders program with our partners at CAZCA.
Published on Sunday, August 9th, on page 17 at this link: Conservancy Undaunted by Pandemic, Rain
Our partners at CAZCA recently issues an opinion/editorial at Arizona Central reminding the public that in these challenging times, the strain put on our open spaces is extraordinary, and funding is needed to continue to offer these locations for people to enjoy. They highlight the therapeutic side of nature and ask the public to consider