Center for Native and Urban Wildlife

CNUW Introduction


Our Mission

To teach and advocate responsible desert living through the conservation of native and urban wildlife.

What We Do

  • Education outreach to share the value and importance of natural desert environments
  • Restore Sonoran Desert habitats
  • Promote stewardship of Sonoran Desert ecosystems through active involvement

You can call us CNUW (see-new). Read on or get in touch with us if you would like to learn more.

Upcoming events

Spring Plant Sale

Come to our Spring Plant Sale – help urban wildlife and support the work we do! Check back for updates on upcoming plant sales in March and October.

CNUW Spring 2023 Plant Sale Flyer

Open House at Toad Hall

Join us for Open House at Toad Hall, CNUW's nature center! Every Wednesday from 11 am - 1 pm. People of all ages and small groups under 10 welcome. Come see and learn about desert wildlife, then visit our Wildlife Demonstration Gardens on campus. Open House Wednesdays run from February 15 through May 10. 

CNUW Open House at Toal Hall Flyer

What we offer

Support CNUW

If you would like to support CNUW through a donation, you can easily purchase items off of our Amazon Wish List and have it shipped to the Center. Your donations help us continually improve and we greatly appreciate your support!

Donate Wish List Items

Contact Us

Dr. John Weser
Natalie Case
Darrell Woolf
R. Sean Tanner
Alistair Bergstedt
Roy Barnes