Donate to SWRS

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Thank you for your gift to the Southwestern Research Station (SWRS). Your tax-deductible contribution to the SWRS [a 501(c)(3)] will help us meet our long range goals of continuing to foster science that focuses on the abundant biodiversity of the Chiricahua Mountains. The station depends on the support of our friends! 

If you choose to Donate Online, you will receive an automatic response from our parent company, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Please rest assured that your donation is being credited to the Southwestern Research Station in the category you select below. In addition to your automatic response from AMNH, you will receive a letter from the SWRS acknowledging your tax deductible donation of $10 or more.

Show your support by helping the SWRS continue its leading-edge research and educational programs. See additional giving opportunities below. Send a Check

Science Education


Help support middle to high school students by enhancing science education and team building through outdoor classroom learning. Your donation helps enable visiting science classes to combine science with nature by immersing them in the outdoors through nature hikes, astronomy, birding, and classroom science projects. Any size contribution to this program can make a huge difference in the life of these aspiring students. Send a Check

Student Research


This fund offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to further their studies in field research at the SWRS. Your contribution to this program helps support young scientists throughout the course of their research endeavors. After their research experience at the station, many students have continued on with their science studies and returned to the station in later years as professors—passing on their experience and knowledge to students of their own. Send a Check

Conservation Projects


Current Project: “Creation of additional water resources in the Chiricahua Mountains.” Partnering with AZ Game and Fish, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bat Conservation International, and other agencies, the SWRS currently is working to reestablish the threatened Chiricahua Leopard Frog back into its native habitat.

Through a recently developed head-starting program, the SWRS has successfully reared several egg masses of tadpoles in an indoor facility and released them into a wetland pond on SWRS property. To help further this goal, in October 2012, wetland habitat on station grounds was increased significantly with the construction of three additional ponds. The additional water sources have increased accessible water resources not only to this charismatic frog but to a plethora of other wildlife such as ringtail cats, mountain lions, black bear, coues white-tailed deer, coatis, and many spectacular bird species including 13 species of hummingbirds, owls, flycatchers, Montezuna Quail and the Elegant Trogan. Additionally, open water resources are a significant conservation need for over 20 species of bats found in the Cave Creek Canyon area, including several threatened species. Send a Check

A dragonfly, a field of flowers, and a chipmunk.

To Send a Check

Please send check to:

Southwestern Research Station, P.O. Box 16553, Portal, AZ 85632