The Sonoran Desert is a mysterious element of the Southwest. The geology, aroma, vegetation and spirit out here creates a web of natural interaction, and it is beyond what we may comprehend. A legend that I've become fond of is that our ancestors have been preserved in each and every Saguaro Cactus, and if you look long enough, you can actually see them. I am proud to say that we will be working towards protecting these wonderful spirit plants for the next 10 months!
Our team will be traveling and working throughout Southeastern Arizona. Below is a short description of our worksites:
Saguaro National Park
*Invasive grass removal to reduce fire hazard fuel loads and conserve habitat for the Saguaro Cactus
Coronado National Memorial
*Chainsaw prep work to control the peremiter for a prescribed burn in April
Fort Bowie National Historic Park
*Removing mesquite trees (a major fire hazard tree) using mechanical and chemical methods
Chiricahuah National Monument
*Invasive grass removal to reduce fire hazard fuel loads
You can find details about our specific projects from our progress reports from the field.
We will be based out of Tucson, Arizona but will travel to these National Park Service lands, conduct field work, collect data, implement and teach conservation ethics and give back to Mother Earth!
Follow our trail to keep up with the progress of the team, join us on hitches (virtually) and view pictures of our work!