Category: For Volunteers

Master Naturalists in the Field: Wild Burro Trail Hike

Pima County Chapter Master NaturalistsSkills-Based Advanced Training Wild Burro Trail HikeSaturday, March 19, 2022 On a mild and sunny morning, a small group of Pima County Chapter Master Naturalists met for an Advanced Training hike. We explored the Wild Burro Trail in the Tortolita… Continue Reading “Master Naturalists in the Field: Wild Burro Trail Hike”

Volunteer Spotlight: Burrowing Owl Project

Pima County Master Naturalists Penny M and Joshua R recently volunteered with Wild At Heart’s Burrowing Owl Project. Wild At Heart (WAH) is a nonprofit conservation organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and releases birds of prey. Their Burrowing Owl Project creates artificial burrows for owls… Continue Reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Burrowing Owl Project”

Communing with Nature: Madera Canyon

Submitted by Kathy Mclin, October 2020 In these past months, Communing With Nature has become as much necessity as passion.  And, when I’ve trekked about it’s been great having a like minded friend to share with, each experience. On a warm day in late… Continue Reading “Communing with Nature: Madera Canyon”

Cohort Connections: The Raptor Protection Program

Submitted by Tori West (Cohort 3), October 2020 So many people loved my husband’s photo of the fire and the owl on the telephone pole in the last newsletter and on Facebook, that I began thinking it would be nice to share a story… Continue Reading “Cohort Connections: The Raptor Protection Program”


Diana Holmes, Pima County Master Naturalist, Cohort 2September 2020 Like many of the master naturalists, I participate in several citizen science efforts, one of which is a water flow monitor for the Watershed Management’s River Run Network.  I monitor Big Wash located in Oro… Continue Reading “WATER FLOW MONITORING ON BIG WASH”

A statement about inclusion in the outdoors

We believe that the outdoors should be inclusive and accessible to everyone.  We believe in not only making the outdoor spaces we all enjoy accessible, but safe for everyone.  We work to change the culture of outdoor recreation as designed for enjoyment only by… Continue Reading “A statement about inclusion in the outdoors”

Catalina State Park Remote Wildlife Camera

CATALINA STATE PARK REMOTE WILDLIFE CAMERA Submitted by Diana Holmes, Pima County Certified Master Naturalist, Cohort 2 Shortly after moving to Oro Valley from Sonoita in 2012, my husband and I volunteered to monitor a remote wildlife camera in Catalina State Park.  The Coalition… Continue Reading “Catalina State Park Remote Wildlife Camera”