The Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch of the National Audubon Society

Open for Researcher Season and by appointment only

We are happy to announce that we are back open for researcher season and can allow limited access by appointment only.

All individuals visiting the ranch will need to adhear to our COVID safe practices to insure a safe environment for all.  If you are interested in visiting the ranch please contact researchranch@audubon.org for more information.

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.

 

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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