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Research Opportunities

Some of the foremost challenges on our preserve system could be resolved by growing our knowledge of the preserves and connecting that knowledge to management practice. If our mountain parks and preserves are to be sustained, we not only need a better scientific understanding of these spaces, but a real commitment to get science into the hands of the people who need it and can use it.

The Central Arizona Conservation Alliance is working to unite science and land management through the identification of priority research needs on the preserves, recruitment of professional and student researchers to address priority questions, and by training a cadre of citizen scientists.

If you are interested in learning more about the Alliance’s priority research needs or are a researcher interested in working on our mountain preserves, please contact us at