North Mountain Preserve


Celtis  Pallida

in a wash








Coordinating Botanist:  Cass Blodgett


Status:  Completed


Started:  2013


Taxa List


This is the first of a suite of floras initiated by the Conservation Alliance, an organization that unites a network of land managers, scientists, educators, community members, and conservation-based non-profit organizations to coordinate a wide range of activities and programs focused on community engagement, research, restoration, and promotion of the many mountain parks in Maricopa County.  Efforts have expanded to Cave Creek Regional Park and the Sonoran Preserve and others are in the planning stages.



The North Mountain Park is in Phoenix and is roughly bounded by Thunderbird Rd on the north, the 51 Freeway to the east and residential development on the south and west.  The map below shows both the boundaries and collection sites.

We have collected 650 specimens with 184 taxa to date and we expect to make several additions in the 2015 season, which will likely conclude most of the field work for this project.