Part of the mission of the Research Ranch is to inform interested individuals and groups about the ecology of the ranch and surrounding areas, and to share methods for safeguarding this sensitive and disappearing bioregion. This is done both at the Ranch and at other sites. Workshops, seminars, a monthly (almost) presentation series, field trips, and this website are all designed to help humans coexist with the rest of nature. Experts in geology, plant identification, zoology, hydrology, astronomy, landscape design, FireWise principles, and other topics share their expertise in various programs at the Research Ranch. The Research Ranch staff members also present programs to civic groups, clubs, and in classrooms, and participate in regional forums.
Our Living Gently on the Land Potluck and Presentation educational series is back by popular demand!
The Science on the Sonoita Plain Symposium is held annually to share results of scientific investigations and land management activities that are occurring within the upper watersheds of Cienega Creek, Sonoita Creek, and the Babocomari River. The SOSP symposium encourages exchange among scientists, land managers, local landowners and citizens about the unique and diverse resources of the Sonoita Plain. Sponsored by: Cienega Watershed Partnership and National Audubon Society with Support from Partnering Organization: The Nature Conservancy and Bureau of Land Management.
The AZAW Christmas Bird Count for this season has concluded. A huge thank you to all our participants. Results to be posted shortly.
Your gift to our fellowship programs will ensure that student scientists will receive Fellowships to encourage and support their research.
The Research Ranch is a truly unique place that stirs great feelings in those lucky enough to be involved. Please contact us for details about our organized volunteer program.
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.