Outreach and Education
Living Gently on the Land
Clear blue sky, open spaces, wildlife at your doorstep – all great reasons to move to Arizona and build your dream home! However, as the human population of Arizona grows, habitat for wildlife is being degraded and destroyed. The Southwest is quite different from other parts of the U.S., and cultural practices that work elsewhere may cause long lasting or permanent negative impacts on the land and its inhabitants. By respecting the needs and nature of native plants and animals, we can lessen the negative impacts, and at the same time enrich our lives immeasurably.
If you want to conserve native wildlife and habitat, “Living Gently on the Land” will help you understand and protect the plants, animals and landscapes of the Southwest. This program is made possible by a grant from the U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service, through Audubon-At-Home.