Serving Nature and Our Community
WMNC is your gateway to enjoying and understanding the ecology of the beautiful White Mountains region of Arizona.
In the White Mountains, diversity abounds as you climb from grasslands that are home to speedy pronghorn, through the world’s largest stand of ponderosa pine teeming with forest-dependent wildlife to windswept alpine tundra atop Mount Baldy (Arizona's second-highest point at 11,420 ft). Mount Baldy's slopes are the headwaters for four major rivers that nourish rich streamside riparian habitats, fisheries, and the state’s thirsty human population.
Established in 2005, we are rapidly gaining momentum in completing our vision. For more information about our organization, see About Us.
For information about upcoming events, see our event calendar.
You Can Make a Difference!
The Nature Center is largely funded by private donations. To grow and fully realize our mission, we need your help. The Nature Center is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. As such, your donations are tax deductible.
We have been blessed with generous financial support and selfless volunteerism from hundreds of individuals and organizations. But as we prepare for the "home stretch," we need to raise the additional funding necessary to complete our Nature Center complex, and we need volunteers to serve in specialized committees, to prepare our land for public use, and to help in several other areas.
Discover a Different Kind of Classroom!
When you are in the "outdoor classroom," you won't find desks or notebooks, or even stuffy instructors! Instead, you'll learn through your interactions with nature and wildlife:
- Walk the Nature Center trails
- Play in the water
- Experience the amazing biological diversity of the White Mountains
Tap the trail signs to view more information!