Citizen Stewardship

Our approach to stewardship is twofold. First, we task experts to collect scientific data crucial to the design of effective management strategies for the the Sonoran Desert ecosystem that will protect its resources and wildlife. We then ask interested advocates to join with us in urging policy makers to use these science-based recommendations as the basis for their management decisions.


Contact your Senators and Representatives by telephone or email when issues arise that may impact the Sonoran Desert. Click on to learn who your Senators and Representatives are and how to contact them. Consider joining us as Sonoran Desert advocates, stewards or citizen scientists (below) by choosing the way you want to help and sending us an email so that we can connect you with the activity of your choice.  


Advocate Against the Border Wall

If you are willing to speak out against the border wall at public forums or in letters to your members of congress, send us an email and we will keep you posted on community meetings and upcoming votes in the legislature about the border wall. Click here for upcoming opportunities to fight the border wall.

Advocate for Sonoran Desert Protected Areas

If you want to add your voice to protect our desert monuments, wildlife refuges, and public lands, send us an email and we will give you all the information you need to become a Sonoran Desert advocate. Click here for opportunities to advocate for your desert lands.

Help us Care for the Sonoran Desert

If you would like to help us remove fencing from Sonoran pronghorn habitat, invasive buffelgrass from our protected areas, or offer your assistance in other ways, send us an email and we will provide the information you need to become a Sonoran Desert steward. Click here to learn about opportunities for stewardship.

Become a Citizen Scientist

If you would like to help us with our Tinaja data base or our wildlife monitoring partnership at the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation, send us an email and we will let you know how you can join our team of citizen scientists. Click here to learn about our citizen science opportunities.

Friends of the Sonoran Desert

P.O. Box 25592

Tempe, AZ  85285

P.O. Box 25592

Tempe, AZ. 85285

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