Our goal is that future generations will be able to enjoy this ecological treasure of desert and mountains the same way we do today.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department considers the McDowell Mountains and surrounding Sonoran desert as the most significant wildlife habitat in the Valley outside the Tonto National Forest.

About Us

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy is a non-profit conservation organization that relies on our more than 600 volunteer stewards 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 and mountain bike rides, formal and informal education, and research. Our goal is that future generations will be able to enjoy this ecological treasure the same way we do today.