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Arizona Outdoor Organizations

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Arizona singles like to get out and go, and the y lik e to do it with other people. Though only a few of these groups are "singles" groups, many have a large number of single members. This list focuses on outdoor recreation and conservation groups, particularly self-propelled, noncompetitive activities.

Ahwatukee Foothills Hiking Group.

Meets first Monday 7 p.m. at the Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 3501 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix. One major hike & several "small jaunts" per month. http://members.aol.com/knappa/

Alpine Ski Club.

Downhill skiing. 100+ trips per year. 5000 members. Dues: $5 indiv., $10 per family. Box 32264, Phx AZ 85064. 602-992-9394.

American Youth Hostels. See Hostelling International.

Arizona Antelope Foundation. http://azantelope.org/ Established in 1992, the Arizona Antelope Foundation is an organization dedicated to the welfare of pronghorn antelope. azantelope@cox.net Arizona Antelope Foundation, P.O. Box 15501 Phoenix, AZ 85060-5501 480-946-3648

Arizona Archaeological Society.

Interested in Az.'s prehistoric heritage. Education programs & field trips. 18 chapters statewide. Meets 2nd Th. 7:30 pm, Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington, Phx. Monthly newsletter. Dues: $15 ind.; $20 fam. Phx. Chapter. Box 9665, Phx AZ 85068. 602-997-9831. http://www.azarchsoc.org/

Az. Assoc. for Learning in and about the Environment (AALE).

Promotes environmental awareness and responsibility. Newsletter, weekend events, annual conference. Dues: $15 indiv., $8 student, $25 family, $50 organization. AALE, Box 64354, Phoenix AZ 85082. http://www.arizonaee.org/index.php

Arizona Bicycle Club.

0-30 mi. Sunday rides, from multiple Valley locations; stop for breakfast. Start time varies. Also patch rides & overnights. Over 300 rides per year. Monthly newsletter. Dues: $20 indiv.; $30 fam., 480-755-8113. PO Box 7191, Phoenix AZ 85011.  www.azbikeclub.com

Az. Cactus & Succulent Research, Inc.

Large research library, free guided tours of high desert botanical garden. 500 members world-wide. Monthly newsletter. Dues $15 individ., $25 family. 8 Cactus Ln., Bisbee AZ 85603. David Eppele, 520-432-7040. http://www.arizonacactus.com/

Az. Desert Big Horn Sheep Society.

Work to increase big horn sheep population in Az. Habitat development, animal relocation. Annual fund-raiser. Most activities Jan.-May. 1200 members. Quarterly newsletter. Dues: $40. Drawer 7545, Phoenix AZ 85011. 480-854-8950.

Az. Ducks Unlimited.

Protecting and enhancing wetlands and associated uplands for waterfowl. 14 Arizona projects. 2700 members. Dues $25, includes bi-monthly magazine. 9420 W. Bell Rd. #104, Sun City AZ 85351. 623-582-9383, 1-800-WET-DUKS. http://www.azdu.org/programs/php/index.php

Arizona Hang Gliders Association.

US Hang Gliding Association affiliate. Works to secure hang gliding sites, and provide insurance. 1 major event per month. Meets 2nd Tues., 7:30-9:30 pm, Peter Piper Pizza, Metrocenter. Newsletter. Dues: $25, full; $10 beginner (not including insur.) Box 39013, Phoenix AZ 85069. Steve Aycock, 602-395-0649 http://www.ahga.org/

Arizona Heritage Alliance.

To watchdog Legislative action and promote projects and opportunities under the Heritage Fund. Newsletter. Dues: $15 individual, $50-100 organization. P.O. Box 16282 Phoenix, Arizona 85011-6282 602-528-7500 http://www.arizonaheritagealliance.org/

Arizona Herpetological Association.

Study, conservation of amphibians & reptiles. Meets 4th Tues., 7:30 p.m., Phx.; call for meeting location. Bimonthly newsletter. Dues $20 regular, $25 family. Box 1028, Phoenix AZ 85380. 480-894-1625. http://www.azreptiles.com/

Arizona League of Conservation Voters.

A nonprofit organization for protecting and preserving Arizona's natural heritage. Quarterly newsletter includes legislative action alerts. Members urged to participate in public forums on Az. conservation issues. Annual contribution: $15. AZLCV,
susanculp@earthlink.net

49 E. Thomas Road
Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 277-3326
Fax: (602) 604-9150
http://www.azlcv.org/

Arizona Mountaineering Club.

Two public rock climbing courses per yr, other outdoor courses & outings. Meets 4th Mon., 7-9 p.m., Phx., public welcome, call for location. Monthly newsletter. Dues: $15 individ., $20 fam. Box 1695, Phoenix AZ 85001. 623-878-2485. http://www.azmountaineeringclub.org/

Az. Native Plant Society.

Promotes interest in and preservation of native plants. Meetings, field trips. Box 41206, Sun Station
Tucson, AZ 85717
ANPS@AZNPS.org http://aznps.org/

Arizona Nature Conservancy.

Branch of national organization for preservation of wildlife and natural areas through private ownership and trusts.
333 E. Virginia Ave., Suite 216
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 712-0048 http://nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/arizona/

Arizona Open Land Trust.

Private, non-profit land trust to facilitate open space protection, particularly in the Tucson area. 1915 E Camino Miraval
Tucson, AZ 85718-4950
Phone: (520) 577-8564
www.aolt.org

Arizona Outdoor & Travel Club.

Many activities monthly: hiking, biking, camping, skiing, caroeing, social activities, etc. Meets 1st Tues., 7:30 p.m., Pueblo Grande, 4619 E. Washington, Phx. $2 guest fee per mtg. or activity. 750 members. Monthly newsletter. Dues: $35. AOTC, 4047 E. Campo Bello Dr., Phoenix AZ 85032. 623-931-0520. www.azoutdoortravelclub.com

Arizona Outing Club. of ASU

Diverse activities: hikes, backpacking, rock-climbing, skiing, in and out of state. Several trips per weekend. Meets Tues., 7:30 p.m., Pima Room, Memorial Union, ASU, mid-Aug. - mid-May. Open to ASU students, faculty & others. Dues: $15. Box 14, MU, ASU, Tempe AZ 85287. http://www.azoutclub.com/

Arizona Predator Callers.

Wildlife conservation; focus on predator hunting using mouth-blown wildlife calls, novice to expert. Monthly mtgs. 200 members. Dues $25 indiv., $30 family. Box 1172, Mesa AZ 85201. http://www.azpredatorcallers.com/

Arizona Road Racers.

Largest running club in Az. Over 25 running events per year, including high-country runs; beginners welcome. Bimonthly meetings. 2000+ members. Bimonthly newsletter. Dues $15, $20 fam. Box 37876, Phoenix AZ 85069-7876. 602-954-8341. http://www.arizonaroadracers.com/

Arizona Single Adventurers.

Year-round bi-monthly camping in no-fee areas. Newsletter. Dues $20. Jim 602/973-5384. P O BOX 38243
PHOENIX AZ 85069-8243. http://www.asacamping.org/

Arizona State Horsemen's Association. (ASHA).

Federation of riding groups, affiliated with the American Horse Council. P.O. Box 4690, Cave Creek, AZ 85327 602-390-6806. http://www.azasha.com/

Arizona Strip Interpretive Association.

Interpretation and preservation of the history, natural resources and recreation opportunities of the Arziona Strip. Dues $10. Offers books, maps, posters, etc. at Interagency Information Center, 345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT 84790. (435) 688-3246 http://www.grandcircle.org/gca_misc/az_strip_assoc.htm

Arizona Trail Association.

To promote development of the border-to-border trail. Quarterly newsletter. Box 36736, Phoenix AZ 85067. Dues: Ind./fam. $25. 602-252-4794. http://www.aztrail.org/

Arizona Wildlife Federation.

Affiliated with the National Wildlife Federation. Holds annual convention. Interest in conserving natural resources, many volunteer projects. Individuals and other outdoor groups belong. Quarterly newsletter. Basic dues $25. 644 N. Country Club Dr. #E, Mesa AZ 85201. 480-644-0077. http://www.azwildlife.org/

Audubon Society - Maricopa Chapter.

National Audubon Society affiliate. 4 birding field trips per month, plus conservation activities. Annual Christmas bird count. Monthly meetings Oct.-May, 1st Tues., 7:30 p.m., Phx Zoo. 3000 members, combines national & local. Dues: $20 new mem.; $30 reg. mem., includes Audubon Magazine & local newsletter. 9249 N. 28th St., Phoenix AZ 85028. Recording 602-631-9761. http://www.maricopaaudubon.org/

Audubon Society - Huachuca Chapter . Meets 1st Tues., 7 p.m., Sierra Vista Community Center; speakers on environmental issues. 300 members. Monthly newsletter. Box 63, Sierra Vista AZ 85636. 520-432-2442.

Northern Az. Audubon Society.

Meets Sept.-May, 3rd Wed., 7:30 p.m., Wayside Chapel, Hwy. 89A, in Sedona. One field trip per mon., usually 4th Wed. 700 members. $5.50 for nonmembers to get local newsletter. Box 1496, Sedona AZ 86336. 520-284-9849. http://nazas.org/

Audubon Society - Prescott.

2 field trips per month; occasional seminars, projects. Meets Sept.-May, on the 4th Thurs., 7:30 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church Parrish House. 500 members. Newsletter during active months. Box 4156, Prescott AZ 86302. http://nazas.org/PAS/

Audubon Society - Red Cliffs Chapter

(UT/AZ/NV). Meets 2nd Wednesday 7 pm BLM, 345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT. Birding field trips in UT/AZ/NV. Nature classes for youth. Quarterly newsletter. 3287 Swaps, St. George UT 84770.

Audubon Society - Tucson.

2-4 field trips per wk. Have 'Audubon Nature Shop,' open 10-4 Mon.-Sat.; Thurs. til 6, at 300 E. University Blvd. #120, Tucson. Meets 2nd Monday, 7 p.m., at Harvill Auditorium, Univ. Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. 3000 members. Monthly newsletter; get at store. 300 E. Univ. Blvd. #120, Tucson AZ 85705. 520-629-0510. http://www.tucsonaudubon.org/

Audubon Society - White Mountain Chapter.

Box 3043, Pinetop AZ 85935. 520-367-2462. http://www.whitemountainaudubon.org/

Audubon Society - Yuma Chapter.

Monthly meetings, Oct.-May. Meets 2nd Tues., 7:30 p.m., Casa Sierra Vista Apt. Clubhouse, 600 E. 25th St.. Usually one Sat. field trip per mon. 150 members. Newsletter. Box 6395, Yuma AZ 85366. 520-782-3552.

Backcountry Hiking Club.

Day hikes, backpacking, car camping, other activ-ities. 5-10 hikes per mon. Nonmembers may attend 2 activities before joining. Meets 2nd Mon. 7 p.m. Pyle Adult Center, 655 E. Southern, Tempe. 100+ members. Monthly newsletter. Dues $14. Box 27024, Tempe 85285. 602-280-7647 http://www.backcountryhikingclub.org/

Back Country Horsemen of Arizona.

Affiliated with Back Country Horsemen of America. Dedicated to perpetuating horse-use on back country and wilderness trails. Trail work and projects to preserve, maintain and ride Arizona's remote areas. BCHAz, Rt. 4, Box 739, Flagstaff AZ 86001. 520-774-1676. http://www.bchcaz.org/

Central Arizona Paddlers Club.

Networks members for kayaking, rafting, and canoeing. Doesn't sponsor trips. Conservation activities, safety seminars. Events mostly Feb.-May, 1 per month. Meets Pyle Adult Center, 655 E. Southern, Tempe; monthly in season, then bi-monthly. 170 members. Quarterly newsletter. Dues $15 ind., $25 fam. PO Box 27257 Tempe, AZ 85285-7257. 271-4012. http://www.azpaddlers.com/

Central AZ. Mountain Rescue Assoc.

(Maricopa Cnty. Sheriff's Mountain Rescue) Performs mountain & technical rescue, swift-water, mine, cave, snow, ice & heli-rescue. Programs & displays on request. Nonprofit, charitable. Accredited by the Int'l. Mt. Rescue. Assoc. CAMRA, Box 4004, Phoenix AZ 85030. Glenn 602-310-2768. http://www.mcsomr.org/

Christian Sportsmen's Fellowship International.

Local chapter for fellowship of Christian men through outdoor activities, meetings, and clinics, including guest speakers. 623-486-9668 or 1-800-705-7892.

Christown YMCA Trail Club.

Generally three hikes per month. Grand Canyon hike every Jan.; Havasupai hike every spring. Must be a Y member, but can be of any Y. Basic Y dues $20. Dues $15 ind., $20 couple. Christown YMCA, 5517 N.17th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85015. 602-242-7717.

Desert Foothills Land Trust.

Nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and management of untouched desert riparian areas as premanent nature preserves. Serves the Carefree, Cave Creek, Scottsdale and New River areas. Contributions, $25. Box 4861, Cave Creek AZ 85327. 480-488-6131. http://www.dflt.org/

East Valley Runners.

Affiliated with Road Runners Clubs of America. Social running, at all levels. 1 run per mon. Meets 1st Wed., 7:30 p.m., Peter Piper Pizza, Broadway & Mill, Tempe. Guest speakers. $3 per person. 159 members. Monthly newsletter, Dues $15; family $20. 633 E. Silver Creek Rd., Gilbert AZ 85296.

Flagstaff Hiking Club. Mostly northlands hiking, some lowlands hiking in winter. Backpacking, car camping, bicycling, and cross country skiing. Newsletter $5 yr. Box 423, Flagstaff AZ 86002. 520-773-1964.

Friends of Cabeza Prieta.

Volunteers assisting National Wildlife Refuge. Box 64940, Tucson AZ 85728. focabeza@aol.com.

Friends of Madera Canyon.

Help the Forest Service to maintain trails and campgrounds in Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains. Dues $10. Box 1203, Green Valley AZ 85622.

Friends of San Pedro River.

Volunteers assisting the BLM with San Pedro Riparian Natl Conservation Area. Interpretive walks Sat.& Sun, 8 a.m. Apr-Sept, 9 a.m. Oct-Mar.from San Pedro House. Jr. Naturalist program 3rd Sat., 9:30 a.m. Gift/bookstore operated 9:30-4:30, 9800 Hwy. 90, e. of Sierra Vista. Dues $10 reg., $18 fam., sustain. $25. 1763 Paseo San Luis, Sierra Vista AZ 85635. 520-459-2555.

Friends of Saguaro National Monument.

Volunteers assisting National Park Service. Dues $20. Newsletter. Box 18998, Tucson AZ 85731. 520-298-3258. http://www.friendsofsaguaro.org/welcome.html

Friends of Quartz Mountain.

Hiking & trail maintenance. 3458 E. Evans, Phx. 85032.

Glendale Hiking Club.

Affiliated with Glendale Parks Dept. Day hikes, car camps, backpacking. About 5 events per month. Meets 2nd Th., 7:30-9 p.m., Glendale Sr. Center, 7121 N. 57th Ave. Manzanita Rm. 125 mem-bers. Nonmembers can attend 1 hike before join-ing. Quarterly newsletter. Dues $10 ind., $15 fam. Box 10997, Glendale AZ 85318. 602-230-5391.

Grand Canyon Trust.

Preservation & conservation of the Colorado Plateau area. Natl. organization, headquartered in Flagstaff. Also sponsor dorie trips thru Canyon. 4900 members nationally. Quarterly newsletter. $25 annual dues. 2601 N. Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff AZ 86001. 520-774-7488. http://www.grandcanyontrust.org/

Greater Arizona Bicycling Association.

Bicycling. 30-100 mi. weekends rides. Many events per mon. Monthly general mtgs. 1500 members. Monthly newsletter. Dues: $15 single, $18 family. http://www.sportsfun.com/gaba/

GABA - Mohave Chapter. Box 4045, Kingman AZ 86402.

GABA - Flagstaff Chapter. 820 W. Aspen. Flagstaff AZ 86001.

GABA - Phoenix Chapter. Box 26788, Tempe AZ 85285.

GABA - Tucson Chapter. Meets 1st Mon., 7 pm, Pima County Medical Society Bldg., 5199 E. Farness. Box 43273, Tucson AZ 85733. 520-620-6121.

GABA-Cochise . Box 3618, Sierra Vista AZ 85636.

GABA-West Valley, Phoenix. Box 8125, Glendale AZ 85312.

Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club.

Clinics, meetings, competitions on finding the way with map & compass. Dues: $10 indiv., $12 family. 13839 S. 40th St. #1001, Phoenix AZ 85044. 480-759-7924. http://www.phoenixorienteering.org/

Green Valley Recreation Hiking Club.

2-4 hikes every Thurs. year round. 300-400 members. Must be member of the Green Valley Recreation Assoc. Box 1074, Green Valley AZ 85622.

Hostelling International.

Affiliate of Intl. Youth Hostels. Sponsor low cost accommodations thruout the world. Lead national & intl. trips, hikes, bicycle tours. Also local hikes & biking. Az. hostels in Tuba City, Flag. 2000 Az. members. Dues: $25. 1026 N 9th St., Phoenix AZ 85006. 602-254-9803. http://www.hiusa.org/

Huachuca Hiking Club.

Affiliated with the Amer. Hiking Society. Hike every Tues. a.m.; hike info 520/378-6640. Meet 1st Wed., 7 p.m., Yaqui St. Fire Station. 50 members. Quarterly schedule. Dues: $4. Box 3555, Sierra Vista AZ 85636. 520-459-8959.

The Lone Rangers.

Singles group for horse enthusiasts. Weekend trail ride and camping, moonlight rides. 60 mem-bers. Quarterly newsletter. Dues $20. $3 ride charge for nonmembers. Jane 480-821-6840.

Maricopa Lapidary Society.

Two rockhounding trips per month. Meet 7:30 p.m. 1st Mon., Az. Mineral Museum, 1502 W. Washington, Phx. Monthly newsletter. Dues: $4. Box 36683, Phoenix AZ 85067. 602-841-0616.

McDowell Park Association.

Voluntees for protection and preservation of the McDowell Mountain Regional Park and surround-ing areas. Review of land use, cooperation with other organizations, hikes, education, trail maintenance, etc. Newsletter. Dues $10 indiv., $15 family. Box 18613, Fountain Hills AZ 85269. 480-837-3026.

McDowell Sonoran Land Trust.

Private, nonprofit corporation for public access to and protection of the McDowell Mountains and surrounding deserts. Trust sponsorship donation, $25. Box 14365, Scottsdale AZ 85267; 480-998-7971. http://www.highsonoran.com/land.htm

National Turtle & Tortoise Society.

Research, conservation, education and captive propagation of turtles and tortoises. Meets last Fri., 7:30 pm, Scottsdale Civic Center LIbrary. Bi-monthly newsletter/journal. Dues: $15 ind., $18 family. Box 66935, Phoenix AZ 85082. 602-275-6887. http://www.deserttortoise.org/answeringquestions/chapter7-2.html

Natl. Wild Turkey Federation, Az. Chapt.

Restoration of wild turkey in orig. habitat & beyond. Projects & fund-raising. NWTF, 5820 W. Peoria #107-164, Glendale AZ 85302. Mark Lloyd, 623-979-1374. http://www.nwtf.org/

NAU Hiking Club.

Hiking, backpacking, cross-country skiing, caving, rafting. Meets (during school yr.), Wed., 6 p.m., Physical Science Bldg. room 103, NAU. Open to non-students. Contact Andrew Odell, Dept. of Physics, Box 6010, NAU, Flagstaff AZ 86011; 520-523-2661. http://dana.ucc.nau.edu/~hiking-p/index_2.htm

Phoenix Mountains Preservation Council.

Support acquisition & preservation of Phx. Mt. Preserve & adjoining lands and trails. Sponsors annual Spring Trek in the Mountains, hikes, trail work. Meets 1st Mon., 7 p.m., location varies. Newsletter. Dues: $15 fam./indl.; $30 org. Box 26121, Phx AZ 85068. 602-242-1198. http://www.phoenixmountains.org/

Phoenix Ski Club.

Alpine skiing, skiing education. Ski trips primarily to Utah & Colorado. Also water skiing, camping, bicycling, 4-wheeling. Meets 1st & 3rd Wed., 7:30 p.m., Quality Hotel, 3600 N. 2nd Ave., Phx. 11 ski trips per year, many activities per mon. 400+ members. Must be 21 or over. Monthly newsletter. Dues: $42 single, $65 couples. Box 16204, Phoenix AZ 85011. 602-277-3984. http://www.phxski.org/

Phoenix Varmint Callers, Inc.

Promotes varmint calling using handheld artificial calls. Demonstrations, seminars. Events include annual campout, and See Canyon trail-clearing. Newsletter. Dues: $25 ($20 renew). Meets 1st Wed. Box 87153, Phoenix AZ 85080. 602-242-8540. http://www.azod.com/Upcoming-Events/2004/Q3/Aug%2014th%20CALLING%20SEMINAR.htm

Pima Trails Association.

Promotes & protects Pima County trails. Meets 4th Tues., 7 pm, UofA Ag. Center, 4101 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. Quarterly newsletter. Dues $15 indiv., $25 family, $30 organization. Box 41358, Tucson AZ 85717. 520-577-7919. http://www.pimatrails.org/

Pinnacle Peak Pedalers.

Bicycling. Weekly Wed. sunrise ride is only activity, usually 40-70 miles of hilly terrain, different Valley location weekly. Primarily training for those planning bike tours. 200 members. Guernelle Jones 602-275-1865.

Rincon Institute.

Protects ecosystems of Saguaro Natl. Park and adjoining Rincon Valley with community-based approaches integrating conservation and develop-ment. Same location for Sonoran Institute, promoting community strategies combining ecological protection and economic development. 7650 E. Broadway #203, Tucson AZ 85710; 520-290-0828. http://www.rinconinstitute.org/

Saguaro Astronomy Club.

Monthly star parties, monthly mtgs. with guest speakers, several public telescope events per yr. Monthly newsletter. Need not own telescope. 130 members. Dues $20. Robert Dahl, 480-860-4974. http://www.saguaroastro.org/

Scottsdale Sea & Ski Club.

1 in-state & 1 out-of-state ski trip per mon. in winter; water skiing, campouts summers. Also socials. Meets 2nd Wed., 7:30-9 pm, Holiday Inn, 7353 E. Indian School, Scotts. 300 members. Must be over 21. Monthly newsletter. Dues: $35, copule $50. Box 8127, Scottsdale AZ 85252. 602-222-5999. http://www9.pair.com/sssc/

Scottsdale Sportsman's Club.

Arizona Wildlife Federation affilaite. Active in wildlife conservation; family hunting, fishing, camping & conservation work projects. Meets 2nd Tues., 7:30 p.m., Eldorado Rec. Center, Scotts. 125 members. Monthly newsletter. Dues: $17. Box 1432, Scottsdale AZ 85252. Al, 623-848-5350. http://aztec.asu.edu/ssc/

Senior Trekkers Club.

Social hikes for people over 50, including weekly "Sabino walks" 8 a.m. Thurs.. 100 members. $10 dues. c/o 250 N. Maguire Ave. #417, Tucson AZ 85710; 520-296-7795.

Sierra Club, Grand Canyon Chapter,

Palo Verde Group. Hikes, backpacking trips, conservation and political activities. Local monthly meetings. Newsletter. 10,000 members. Dues: $35 (includes natl. & local). Grand Canyon chapter ofc., 516 E. Portland St., Phoenix Az 85004. Group mtgs: Phoenix, Tucson, Sedona, Prescott. 602-253-8633. http://arizona.sierraclub.org/

Sierra Singles.

Affiliated with Palo Verde Group (Phoenix), Sierra Club. Social activities for single environmentalists, including hikes, camping & parties. $1 per event. Newsletter sub., $10. 480-945-1629. http://arizona.sierraclub.org/singles/

Single Sailors.

Fresh water & ocean sailing, social activities. Gen. mtg. 4th Tues. 7 pm, Pete's 19th Tee, 1405 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. Must be single & over 21. Dues: $35. Boat ownership not required. 602-241-5396.

Society for Conservation Biology,

Central Az. Chapter. Involves biologists in conservation issues, biodiversity protection. Monthly meetings, speakers at ASU. Newsletter: $10 students, $15 reg. members. c/o Dept. of Zoology, Box 25A, ASU, Tempe AZ 85287-1501. 602-273-1341, ext. 6621. http://conbio.net/

Sonoran Arthropod Studies Institute.

Educational organization promoting appreciation of arthropods. Newsletter. Dues: $25; $40 family. Box 5624, Tucson AZ 85703. 520-883-3945. http://www.sasionline.org/

Southern Arizona Hiking Club.

Hiking, short hikes to strenuous. Day hikes Tues. thru Sat. Backpacking, car camping, river trips, ski touring. Awards for climbing peaks around state. 50-60 events per month. Meets 3rd Tues., 7:45-10 pm, West Biological Sciences Bldg, rm 301, U of A. 2000 members. Expected to join after 2-3 hikes. Monthly newsletter. Dues $20 ind., $5 per addi. pers. SAHC, Box 32257, Tucson AZ 85751. http://www.sahcinfo.org/

Southern Az. Mountain Biking Assoc.

Saturday & Sunday rides. Meetings 2nd Thurs. $12 annual dues. Monthly newsletter. 2720 E. 3rd st., Tucson, AZ 85716 (520) 323-0571 http://sambabike.org/

Southern Az. Roadrunners.

Supporting runners and walkers in the Greater Tucson area. 10 competitive races a year; 11 casual free monthly run/walks for all ages, fitness levels. Bimonthly newsletter. 1000 members. Dues $13 indiv., $20 family. 4625 E. Broadway #112, Tucson AZ 85711. 520-326-9383. Benefiting Children's Fitness Fund. http://www.azroadrunners.org/

Southwest Outdoor Club.

Hiking, cross country skiing, rock climbing. About 5 events per month. Meets 2nd & 4th Wed., 7:30 p.m., Pyle Adult Center, 655 E. Southern, Tempe. Information & trip planning. 80 members. Must be over 21. Monthly newsletter. Dues: $15. Ed 480-921-7234. http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Gorge/6162/

Southwest Paleontological Society.

Dedicated to the collection, documentation, and preservation of fossilized plants & animals, thorugh scientific excavation and educational activities, under auspices of Mesa Southwest Museum. No previous experience needed. 100 members. Outings. Dues $20 single, $25 fam. Monthly newsletter. Meets 3rd Sat., 7 p.m., Mesa SW Museum, 53 N. Macdonald, Mesa AZ 85201. 480-644-4098. http://www.ci.mesa.az.us/swmuseum/volpaleo.asp

Superstition Area Land Trust.

Nonprofit group organized to protect, preserve & encourage appropriate use of land surrounding the Superstition Wilderness Area. Annual donation $15. Quarterly newsletter, hikes & other events. Box 582, Apache Jct. AZ 85217. 480.983.2345. http://www.azsalt.org/

Superstition Horsemen's Association.

Monthly trail rides, meetings and newsletter (except summer). Active in riders' rights. Dues: single $10, family and associations, $15. Box 2120, Apache Jct. AZ 85217. http://members.tripod.com/sha_aj/

Superstition Wilderness Rescue.

Volunteer, nonprofit search & rescue organization working with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. Mtgs. 7 p.m. 4th Tues. at Apache Jct. Chamber of Commerce. Box 1123, Apache Jct., AZ 85217. http://www.superwildrescue.org/

Thunder Mountain Trekkers.

Volkssport club; regularly scheduled hikes & walks; special events. Electric Building, 311 E Wilcox, Sierra Vista AZ 85635. 520-378-1763.

TRACKS.

Focus on hiking and skiing the White Mountains Trail system. Meets 2nd Sat. Monthly newsletter. 520-368-6700.

Trail Blazers Hiking Club.

Affiliated with Christown YMCA. Day hikes. One Th. and 2 Sat. per month, usually leave 7 a.m. from the Y. Must be Y member. Monthly newsletter. Dues: $20 for Y basic membership; $15 club membership. Trailblazers-Christown Y, 5517 N.17th Ave., Phx AZ 85015.Christown YMCA. 602-242-7717.

Tucson Herpetological Society.

Education, conservation and research on reptiles and amphibians. Meet the 3rd Tues., 7:15 p.m., Zoo Admin. Bldg., Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson. Mail: Box 709, Tucson AZ 85702-0709. 520-624-8879. http://tucsonherpsociety.org/

Tucson Orienteering Club.

Affiliated with U.S. Orienteering Federation. Cross country navigation over a pre-set course using map & compass to locate course markers. 1-2 events mon. 80 members. Monthly newsletter. Dues: $10 single, $15 family. Box 13012, Tucson AZ 85732. 520-529-1808. http://www.tucsonorienteering.org/

Tucson Volkssport Klub.

Noncompetitive walks, bike rides, sanctioned by Am. Volkssporting Assoc. & IVV. Regular events, plus permanent route in Historic Tucson and desert areas which can be walked any time. Tucson Volkssport Klub, 270 S. Candlestick Dr. Tucson AZ 85748. 520-298-4340. http://home.att.net/~jdmount/

Valley Singles Camping Club.

Camping year round. In town meetings vary; call for locations. Must be single. Children welcome. Monthly newsletter. Dues $25. Box 83744, Phoenix AZ 85071. Stephan, 480-786-6792.

Wandering Soles Hiking Club.

Weekly hikes for young adults 25-40. Meets 1st Mon., 7 pm, Pyle Recreation Center, 633 E. Southern, Tempe. Newsletter. Dues $10. 602-530-8685. http://members.cox.net/wanderingsole/Topic4.html

White Mountain Conservation League.

Environmental preservation in the White Mt. area of Az. & NM. Quarterly newsletter. Box 595, Pinetop-Lakeside AZ 85935.

The Wildlife Society, Arizona Chapter.

To develop and promote stewardship of wildlife resources and habitats, and promote high standards among wildlife professionals. Mem-bership restricted to wildlife professionals. Box 41337, Phoenix AZ 85080.

Y-Trekkers.

Program of the Scotts./P.V. YMCA. Day hikes, backpacking, canoeing , etc. Winter trips in desert mts. & canyons, summer in high country. 2-3 events per mon. 250 participants. $2 per pers. per hike. Basic Y membership required; $10. 6869 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale AZ 85254. http://members.cox.net/ytrekkers/

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