By Lisa Miller
Thanks to a generous Heritage Fund grant, the Conservancy will soon embark on new projects to better understand and protect wildlife in the Preserve. These funds will be used to determine how urbanization and other human factors affect species such as desert tortoises and bats and what can be done to protect them.

The project will also focus on community education and engagement to help protect wildlife and maintain habitat connectivity. Projects will likely kick off next spring. If you would like to learn more or are interested in helping, please contact Tiffany Sprague (

Photo credit: Lisa Miller