The Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch of the National Audubon Society

Facilities CLOSED until further notice

Out of respect for the health of our employees and community, our national offices have made the very difficlut decision to remain closed to the general public at least until after Labor Day. Our buildings and our front gate will remain closed until we get the green light to reopen. *Researchers, techs, or any one needing to access must have prior arrangements.*

We all hope to return to a semi-normal world soon, but ask for your continued support as we make inconvenient decisions to ensure our own safety and that of the communities we love.

Our Mission

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.

Now accepting applications for Apacheria Fellowships - Click on the link below for more information

http://researchranch.audubon.org/research/fellowship-programs

Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch (AWRR)
About Us

Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch (AWRR)

Since 1968 the Research Ranch has been an ecological field station, established by the Appleton family and now managed by Audubon.

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Conservation
Our Conservation Work

Conservation

Erosion control, eradication of non-native invasive species, replanting of native grasses, and reestablishment of fire are just a few of the ongoing processes at the Research Ranch.

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Research
Research

Research

Non-disruptive ecological research forms the backbone of the science program at the Research Ranch.

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Library

Library

Visit our library to access scientific publications, reports and general information about the American Southwest and the Research Ranch in particular.

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