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North Mountain Plant Inventory Project

Main Project Information
Goal No Goal was listed but it’s probably amazing
Task No Task was listed but it’s probably doable
Where North Mountain Park, 10600 N. 7th St. Arizona 85020 United States North Mountain Park, 10600 N. 7th St., 85020 Arizona 85020 United States

The North Mountain Plant Inventory Project is a collaboration between the Conservation Alliance, the Plant Atlas Project of Arizona, the Phoenix Mountains Preservation Council, and the City of Phoenix.
Our goals are to:
1)improve our scientific knowledge of North Mountain Park flora for land management, scientific, conservation, and educational purposes.
2)to train, engage and educate members of the public as plant stewards
3)to provide a databased plant atlas located on the Southwest Environmental Information Network (SEINET).

How to Join

The project is currently full, but citizen scientists interested in our next round of training/collections may contact Stacie Beute, the Conservation Alliance Program Coordinator, at

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Expenses $30
Required Gear

Potential citizen botanists will need to undergo a two-day budding botanist training before participating.
Once trained, we provide citizen botanists with all the field tools necessary to participate, but you must bring your own backpack.
The project has several volunteer positions, but field researcher may require rugged, long-distance hiking in the desert. Participants must provide their own food, water, and appropriate dress for field work.

Ideal Age Group Adults
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a hike
Tags arizona, botany, cactus, conservation, conservation alliance, desert, ecology, flora, invasive species, inventory, north mountain park, phoenix, plants, sonoran
Project Updated 05/23/2018