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The mission of The Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch of the National Audubon Society is to formulate, test, and demonstrate methods to rehabilitate and safeguard the bioregion, and provide assistance to citizens and policy-makers in the protection and stewardship of our native ecosystems, natural resources and quality of life.

The Research Ranch is a cooperative partnership among the National Audubon Society, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, the Nature Conservancy, Swift Current Land & Cattle Co., LLC, and the Research Ranch Foundation. The Research Ranch lies three miles south of Elgin, and 65 miles southeast of Tucson Arizona. For more than 30 years, the Research Ranch has protected grassland ecosystems through conservation, research, and education.


Upcoming Events

Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch Living Gently on the Land Potluck and Presentation Educational Series events are scheduled the 2nd Saturday each month September through May each year (with the exception of December). We begin at 5 pm, with the potluck dinner at 5:30 pm, and the presentation immediately following. Unless otherwise indicated, tea, coffee and place settings are supplied. RSVP to Pat Kugler. If you'd like to receive notices of our events, please email Pat Kugler.
Our next Living Gently on the Land Potluck and Presentation Educational Series begins September 13, 2014, and will be posted on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ResearchRanch

Please join us for the following scheduled events:

September 13, 2014: Monarch Migrations, by Gail Morris

October 18, 2014: “Student Scientists” from Elgin and Patagonia Schools

November 8, 2014: Mesquites in the Grasslands, by Greg Barron-Gafford

January 10, 2015:  Soils, by Dan Robinett

February 14, 2015:  Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed, by Phil Heilman

March 14, 2015:  To be determined – SAVE THE DATE

April 11, 2015:  To be determined – SAVE THE DATE

May 9, 2015:  To be determined – SAVE THE DATE



Christmas Bird Count

The most recent AWCBC was held on Saturday, January 4, 2014. Preliminary totals: 106 Total Species, and 4582 Total Individuals. National numbers are being compiled and checked. When final numbers are available, we'll let you know.


Visiting the Research Ranch

To protect wildlife habitat and ongoing research projects at the Research Ranch, public access must be restricted. Some roads and trails are accessible with permission only. E-mail or call 520-455-5522 for information. Please do not walk or drive off existing roads or trails, and do not collect any plants, animals, rocks, or artifacts.

Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch of the National Audubon Society
366 Research Ranch Rd.
Elgin, Arizona 85611
e-mail
520 455 5522


 

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