Stewarding the natural and cultural resources of the Cienega Watershed of Southeastern Arizona.

Science on the Sonoita Plain
Annual Symposium

June 3, 2017

Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch of Audubon
Elgin, Arizona

The Science on the Sonoita Plain Symposium is held annually to share results of scientific investigations and land management activities that are occurring within the upper watersheds of Cienega Creek, Sonoita Creek, and the Babocomari River. The SOSP symposium encourages exchange among scientists, land managers, local landowners and citizens about the unique and diverse resources of the Sonoita Plain.

Science on the Sonoran Plain Symposium

Photo by Tahnee Robertson.


The SOSP symposium is sponsored by the Cienega Watershed Partnership and National Audubon Society with support from partnering organizations, The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Event Details

This year, our primary thematic focus will be on science applications, and will include a panel discussion of ranchers, land managers, and scientists. We are also anticipating a wide range of presentations on current research and project activity.

Please note that space is limited for the Symposium, so we encourage you to register early to reserve a space. You can register through and they will provide you with a ticket number once registration is live (early 2017). There is no cost for attendance, and you will not need a physical ticket for the event.


Saturday, June 3, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time


Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch
366 Research Ranch Road
Elgin, Arizona 85611


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Call for Presentations or Posters

We are currently seeking presentations or posters involving relevant research or project updates for the Science on the Sonoita Plain Annual Symposium. If you are interested in presenting at the Symposium, please submit a title and abstract (fewer than 350 words) and bio (150 words) to:

Larry Fisher
Cienega Watershed Partnership / The University of Arizona

Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2017. Please indicate clearly in your submission whether you would prefer to do a full presentation or a poster (or if you are open to either option).

Previous Science on the Sonoita Plain Symposiums

Access proceedings and videos from previous Science on the Sonoita Plan Symposiums:


2016 Science on the Sonoita Plain Proceedings


2015 Science on the Sonoita Plain Proceedings
1.8 MB PDF


2014 Science on the Sonoita Plain Proceedings
1.3 MB PDF


2013 Science on the Sonoita Plain Proceedings


2012 Science on the Sonoita Plain Proceedings
2.6 MB PDF


2011 Science on the Sonoita Plain Proceedings
1.1 MB PDF


2010 Science on the Sonoita Plain Proceedings


More Information

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