501(c)(3) organization


Inspire all to conserve and enjoy the natural and cultural resources of the White Tank Mountains.

WTMC Hosts 7th New Steward Orientation

New stewards for the White Tank Mountains Conservancy gathered for training and camaraderie at the Buckeye Coyote Library program room on Saturday, November , 2018,  from 8-12.

Presentations covered topics such as the mission, policy, history, flora and fauna in the parks, and the programs WTMC offers.


Ten individuals completed the session and are now stewards-in-training who will complete educational and experiential activities that prepare them for full stewardship.

Click on the photo to view a slide show of the

New Steward Orientation.

New stewards include the following: Meredith Butler, Chelse Henry, Paul McNair, Cindy Davis, Jeri Nawotka, Randy Nawotka, Ronda Ogilvie, Louene Trout, Patsy Wagner, and George Wagner.


Welcome all!

White Tank Mountain Conservancy
Updates Advisory Board

Board Chairman Todd Hornback welcomed a group of 24 advisory board members and WTMC stewards to the annual White Tank Mountains Conservancy (WTMC) Advisory Board meeting on Monday, December 10, at the Verrado Grille.   


For additional information on the meeting, photos, and Christmas greeting click on the button. 

Field Guide to Benefit White Tank Mountains Conservancy

Reach for your White Tank Mountains Field Guide when you want to identify native plants or animals.  Local Waddell historian and author Karen Krause recently published the pocket guide and has generously donated all proceeds to benefit the White Tank Mountains Conservancy.  Initial printing costs were covered by a grant from Arizona Public Service (APS).

Supported by a $6,647 grant from APS,  the guide went on sale at a book signing on November 24 at the White Tank Library. It can be purchased online for $10 plus $5 shipping or soon available at the WTMRP Nature Center. 

Bob Bement, Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer with APS and Karen Krause, Local Historian and Author

December 1 Busy Day for Outreach at Holiday Events

First it was the Buckeye Holiday Boutique from 9 to 4 and then pack up the gear and head to Verrado’s Hometown Holidays for the evening, which culminated in the festive Verrado Christmas tree lighting.

CASCA-WTMC Connectivity Lab Yields Sustainability Awareness

Learning about the complexities of maintaining open spaces and wildlife corridors while ensuring economic development was somewhat akin to improvisational theater at the Connectivity Lab held on November 6 at the Desert Botanical Gardens.  

Role playing served as the learning conduit in a game masterminded by Arizona State University Ph.D. student Anita Hegy Ferguson.  

Arts Festival Tops Attendance Record

The 2018 White Tank Mountains Arts Festival topped its attendance record with more than 4,100 visitors on February 17 and 18.

The Surprising Impact of

Outdoor Recreation on the

West Valley

When considering the benefits of the White Tank Mountain Regional Park and Skyline Regional Park, we automatically think of the opportunities ... 

The Conservancy

Buckeye Skyline Regional Park

White Tank Mountain Regional Park

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national organization that protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. The Center accomplishes this mission by delivering cutting-edge education and research to millions of people across the country every year.

WTMC is partnering with LNT to promote the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace in Conservancy parks and local schools. 


Land and Natural Habitat



People and Place
Regionalism and Partnership


Horseback Riding



Park Locations

Buckeye Skyline Regional Park

White Tank Mountain Regional Park

Contact Us

4236 N Verrado Way


Buckeye, AZ 85396



Tel: (623) 466-7015