Cochise County

Hello and Welcome to Cochise County Chapter!

We have monthly programs on the 3rd Friday of each month from September through May at 5:00 p.m. in the Cochise County Community Development Office conference room, 4001 Foothills Dr. (corner of Highway 92 and Foothills), Sierra Vista. The Chapter has established a Facebook website where much useful information about the chapter and its members is posted.

Chapter Leadership

Name Role Contact
Doug Ripley President
Currently Vacant Vice President
Deanna Sanner Secretary
Pat Sullivan Treasurer

Volunteering Opportunities

Want to get involved? We've got just the thing!

Wildflower/Butterfly Garden

The chapter-sponsored wildflower/butterfly garden at the Sierra Vista Library is doing well, and some additional plants were added this summer. The goals of this project are to build a display garden that exemplifies Sierra Vista’s emblem of the hummingbird and echoes our surrounding natural environment and connection to the San Pedro watershed.

The next project, which will be completed shortly, is to erect a display board or kiosk that will explain the purpose of the garden, describe the advantages of developing a native plant garden, and provide information about the Arizona Native Plant Society. If you would like to donate a little of your time to expanding and maintaining the garden, please contact Doug Ripley by email or phone-520-909-3132.


The Cochise County Herbarium is a fully functioning herbarium with mounted plant specimens, mostly from AZ and NM with a few from Sonora, CA and UT. The Sky Islands and San Pedro River contribute to the unique habitats found in Cochise County and the CCH is a repository for plant species from these areas, reflecting the variation and diversity present in Cochise County and surrounding areas. The herbarium is a great resource for online identification. The volunteer staff can always use help with identification and mounting the thousands of specimens that have not been catalogued. Please contact Cecile Lumer at the herbarium by email or call 520-458-8278 ext. 2172. or  520-432-4294.

Chapter News

2nd Post for Cochise

Posted on May 17, 2019

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Cochise County Meeting

Posted on May 01, 2019

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