We protect one of Arizona’s precious natural resources. 

The Conservancy offers activities that provide access to more than 30,500 scenic acres.

Our Mission

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy champions the sustainability of Scottsdale's 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.

Our Vision

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy will be the leader in urban preserve management through the excellence with which it exercises stewardship over Scott'sdale's 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.