CBO’s Helen Rowe assumes new role as Director of the McDowell Sonoran Field Institute

CBO is please to congratulate Helen Rowe on her new position as Director for the McDowell Sonoran Field Institute (MSFI). MSFI is the research center of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy (MSC). MSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term sustainability of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The purpose of the MSFI is to study the ecology, human history, and human impacts on the Preserve by partnering with scientists and involving citizen scientists. Recently MSFI decided to expand and hire a new director to expand the influence, visibility and research capacity of MSFI. Helen's background in restoration ecology and experience in science management and partnership building made her an excellent fit for this new MSFI position. Helen will be stepping down from her role as CBO Partnership Program Lead, but we look forward to working with Helen and the MSC as we collaborate on our ongoing research in the Sonoran desert. We continue to expand and develop partnerships and projects in all our focal areas. Please contact CBO Project Manager, Anita Hagy Ferguson or CBO Director, Leah Gerber with any partnership or project inquires.