In Order to Care, You Need to Know What's There
The Sonoran Desert Network includes 11 National Park Service units of the Sonoran Desert and southwestern sky islands. In those parks, our ecologists collect information on plants, water, air, birds, and climate. Back at the office, they analyze the data and share the results with park managers.
Knowing which key resources are found in their parks, and whether those resources are stable or changing, can help park managers to make sound decisions about the future. Through our work, we help develop a stronger scientific basis for stewardship and management of natural resources across the National Park System. In this way, we help to ensure that our national natural treasures are conserved, unimpaired, for future generations.