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American Midlands Naturalist publishes Conservancy manuscript

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.

2020-10-22T11:13:07-07:00October 22nd, 2020|Latest Mentions, News, Press, Science|

Computer Science students from ASU undertake difficult bat tracking project

By Ryan Kemmer, Jerimiah Kent and Michael Umholtz, Arizona State University students In June 2020, the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy partnered with Arizona State University’s School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (CIDSE) to sponsor a capstone project. The project’s purpose statement detailed the need for a software application capable of automating emergence counts

2020-10-02T14:25:53-07:00October 2nd, 2020|News, Science|

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Contributes to Foundation of Desert Defenders Program

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.

2020-09-14T09:57:41-07:00September 14th, 2020|Latest Mentions, News, Press, Science|

ASU School of Life Sciences Special Seminar – Wealth, race, and wildlife: The impacts of structural inequality on urban wildlife

Grab the downloadable flyer here for this event on September 9 and 10 - ONLINE! Get the Flyer!

2020-09-04T10:20:33-07:00September 4th, 2020|Education, News, Online Learning, Science|

Intern Jacob Zehner shares insight into research project

Hello! I am a summer intern from Northern Arizona University working on a collaborative project between the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA) and the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy that aims to evaluate the current invasive species management efforts of Homeowners Associations (HOAs) across the Phoenix area.  Currently, our delicate desert ecosystems are succumbing to invasive plant

2020-08-26T12:52:41-07:00August 26th, 2020|News, Science|

What Lies Beneath

by Rob Hallagan   Yes, there are amphibians (toads) in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Hidden. Buried in the Earth. Waiting for the rain. Stewards working under McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s Citizen Science Program with the Parsons Field Institute have been conducting amphibian surveys over several years. The purpose is to systematically

2020-08-26T08:03:01-07:00August 26th, 2020|News, Science|

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

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Reports Results of Non-Native Plant Grant Work

Author:  Paul Staker, Master Steward The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy recently completed a two-year grant from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM). The goal of this grant was to work with partners to implement a regional invasive plant removal program, based on DFFM’s interest in working with local groups within Arizona to help

2020-07-31T10:03:19-07:00July 31st, 2020|News, Science, Stewardship|
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