Britt Simmons, Treasurer

Britt is the retired Partner-in-Charge at Regier, Carr & Monroe, L.L.P. He specialized in complex estate and business tax planning and has over 35 years of certified public accounting experience. He has expertise in tax planning, tax controversies and tax …

Bill Shaw

Bill is Professor Emeritus of Wildlife and Fisheries Science at The University of Arizona School of Natural Resources and the Environment. He is an internationally respected wildlife biologist and has worked on a host of conservation studies in Southern Arizona. …

Karen Riggs

Karen is a civil engineer and represents the third generation of her ranching family. She is raising a family of Future Farmers of America.  Karen is employed by Cochise County as the county engineer.

Charles M. Pettis

Chuck is a Real Estate Consultant at The University of Arizona Foundation, Financial Services. He was raised in California and Tucson. After graduating from college, he lived and worked in Hawaii before returning to Tucson where he has practiced real …

Fritz Jandrey

Fritz Jandrey is a political scientist who worked for over 20 years at the Arizona State Museum, specializing in the Spanish colonial period of the west. He spent many summers as a fire lookout for the U.S. Park Service and …

Charlotte Hanson

Charlotte is a conservationist who moved to Sonoita in 2005 from Long Island, New York, and then to Tucson in 2006. She was an administrator and teacher at the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. and The Brearley School, New …

Fred Frelinghuysen

Fred is a retired businessman whose expertise has been invaluable to the Trust in establishing financial reporting and investment policies. A long-time resident of Tucson, he has served on the Board of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and was President of …

Les Corey

Most recently serving as Executive Director for the Arizona Wilderness Coalition and previously Chief Development Officer and Chief Field Operations Officer for National Audubon Society, Les has been a conservation leader for over 35 years. Prior to these positions, Les was …

Desert Water

Return to Land & Water Conservation Desert water—our streams and rivers, springs, groundwater, ponds and pools—allows both human and natural communities to survive in the arid Southwest. The working landscapes that span our watersheds are part of an intricate system …

The Hydrologic Cycle

Return to Land & Water Conservation Key to the Desert Rivers Program’s success is engaging ranchers and farmers as stewards of the water on their land. Through small acts they can directly impact the health of the whole hydrologic system. …