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Conservancy Plays Key Role In Global IUCN Alert

Over a quarter of species on the Red List of Threatened Species face a high risk of extinction—often due to human activity. That’s the most recent report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Their Red List monitors a growing list of over 112,000 species. In response, a global call-to-action has been sounded

2020-04-15T14:49:32-07:00April 17th, 2020|News, Science|

How Does The McDowell Sonoran Preserve Get Its Water?

With less than a foot of rain annually and summer temperatures routinely exceeding 104 degrees, you might wonder how any plant or animal gets enough moisture to survive. And yet any visitor to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve can readily find evidence of a thriving ecosystem (over 2,000 flowering plants alone). So how does the Preserve

2020-04-03T16:57:41-07:00April 10th, 2020|News, Science|

Parsons Field Institute Citizen Science News – April 9, 2020

Dear Parsons Field Institute and Citizen Science Friends, Spring is our busiest time of year for field work. This year, we've faced plenty of challenges - both from rain and the global health crisis. BUT - Thanks to our hard-working and enthusiastic Stewards and partners, we developed ways to maintain social distancing and continue our

2020-05-11T10:11:21-07:00April 9th, 2020|News, Publications, Science|

Conservancy Receives First PhenoChampion Award

It happened again. The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy received another award, further establishing itself as a global destination for research and data on the Sonoran Desert. This time it was from the USA National Phenology Network (NPN) which presented their first PhenoChampion Award to the Conservancy’s Parsons Field Institute (PFI). What does that mean for the

2020-04-03T16:57:58-07:00March 26th, 2020|News, Science|

Parsons Field Institute Citizen Science News – March 16, 2020

Dear Parsons Field Institute and Citizen Science Friends, March field madness is upon us, and we need your help! Please join us in the field to assist with one or more of our scientific projects to help better understand and protect our precious Sonoran Desert. No experience needed. See below to get involved! See More

2020-05-11T10:07:30-07:00March 6th, 2020|News, Publications, Science|

Conservancy Takes Global Leadership Role

There’s more to conserving the Sonoran Desert than grooming trails. It starts with preserving the thousands of plants that thrive there. That’s where the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy is taking a leadership role—again. The Conservancy will lead a group of experts in assessing nearly 4,000 Sonoran Desert plant species as part of the IUCN’s Red List

2020-04-03T16:58:13-07:00February 22nd, 2020|News, Science|

Parsons Field Institute Citizen Science News – February 14, 2020

Dear Parsons Field Institute and Citizen Science Friends, We have a busy field season approaching, with opportunities to get involved in restoration projects, invasive species management, phenology observations, and more! Read below to learn more and to get involved in these projects this February and March. We are also excited to announce and welcome our

2020-05-11T10:06:23-07:00February 14th, 2020|News, Publications, Science|

Parsons Field Institute Citizen Science News – January 15, 2020

Dear Parsons Field Institute and Citizen Science Friends, Happy 2020! We are excited everyday to work with our dedicated citizen scientists who make our research and impact possible. Citizen Science is at the core of our work. Stewards participate in research from project design through to publication - a rare and exciting feature of Citizen

2020-05-11T10:05:35-07:00January 15th, 2020|News, Publications, Science|