Program Director, Conservation of Threatened Species and Habitats, Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
- Program Director, Conservation of Threatened Species and Habitats, Desert Botanical Garden
Kimberlie McCue joined the staff of the Desert Botanical Garden in 2009 after working for eight years as Conservation Biologist for the Missouri Botanical Garden, in St. Louis, and three years as Instructor and Faculty Chair in the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville.
Kimberlie oversaw development of the Garden’s 2012-2017 strategic plan for conservation which includes implementation of significant sustainability initiatives within the Garden campus. She also spearheaded coordination of the Conservation Alliance, a coalition of stakeholders organized to “foster community engagement to study, restore and promote the mountain park preserves of metro Phoenix.” The Conservation Alliance was selected as a winner in the inaugural 5 Communities Project, sponsored by The Arizona We Want Institute, and has since been awarded a 3-year grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust in support of the project.
- BS, Education, Missouri Western State College
- PhD, Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Beute, S., C. Blodgett, W. Hodgson, K. McCue, K. Vonderscher and S. Rothwell. 2016. Co-creating citizen science in the Phoenix mountains preserve: The North Mountain Plant Inventory. Poster presented at the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Eighteenth Annual All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 15 Janiary 2016, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ.