Thanks to the new and continuing support from our private, state and federal partners, the research staff is able to further The Arboretum’s mission to increase the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and plant communities native to the Colorado Plateau. Our projects allow us to then create programs and learning opportunities for volunteers, docents, and school groups, allowing us to share our deep understanding of our unique environment with the public.

Climate Change Center

Climate change is happening. You can help in the American Southwest and surrounding areas through Reusing, Recycling and Reducing. A little change goes a long way.

Areas of Research

The Research Department focuses on research of native flora, restoration of disturbed sites, and recovery of threatened and endangered species. Find out more about our research initiatives.


Our projects are funded through grants and cooperative agreements from federal and state agencies as well as private foundations and societies. Find out about our resources here.