Stewardship

#MondayMemories looks back at our 25th Anniversary

Just five short years ago, we celebrated the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy's 25th Birthday.  As a part of that celebration, we remembered some of the most significant things that happened in each of our first 25 years.   We are now approaching our 30th Birthday, and we are taking this opportunity to reflect again on our past

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|

Four Components of a Successful Desert Hike

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

2020-06-03T16:27:39-07:00June 4th, 2020|News, Stewardship, Visiting|

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

Want to make a difference? Try stewardship!

Behind every great organization are great people. We call them stewards. These dedicated volunteers share our passion for natural open spaces and want to make a difference. They educate, they research, they preserve. And they have a little fun. Think you might be one of us? Learn more about joining the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s steward

2020-04-03T16:58:34-07:00January 3rd, 2020|News, Stewardship|
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