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National Audubon Society : Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch

366 Research Ranch Road
Elgin, AZ 85611

520-455-5522

Mission and Goals

The mission of The Research Ranch is to formulate, test, and demonstrate methods to restore and safeguard the bioregion, and provide assistance to citizens and policy-makers in the protection and stewardship of our native ecosystems, natural resources and quality of life.

The Research Ranch provides 3 key functions: ecosystem conservation, research, and regional education and outreach.

Ecosystem conservation: to provide safe haven for a diversity of native species.

Research: to increase our understanding of how grasslands function, and to formulate, test and demonstrate methods to restore ecosystems in the bioregion.

Education and outreach: to encourage citizens and policy makers to safeguard and restore native ecosystems in the bioregion.

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