The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy is a non-profit conservation organization that relies on our more than 500 volunteers to help protect and promote the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
We do this in so many ways – from trail building to patrolling the trails, guiding hikes, guiding mountain bike rides, guiding horse rides, education, and research. Our goal is that future generations will be able to enjoy this ecological treasure the same way we do today.
The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy champions the sustainability of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve for the benefit of this and future generations. As stewards, we connect the community to the Preserve through education, research, advocacy, partnerships and safe, respectful access.
The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy will be the leader in urban preserve management through the excellence with which it stewards the completed McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Through the research conducted by our Field Institute and our educational programs, our stewards will be able to effectively care for the preserve and share our expertise. These activities will result in generations of citizens and visitors enjoying the Preserve in a respectful and informed manner. Our service and expertise will be recognized as a model throughout the country and garner support to expand our impact.