Tumamoc: People and Habitats
A Unique Combination of Ecology and Culture
Society relies on three ecological pillars to conserve nature, and Tumamoc Hill is the world's premiere place where they all come together:
Reservation Ecology Setting aside land for the preservation of native species and natural landscapes.
Restoration Ecology Restoring nature and studying her in the absence of human use.
Reconciliation Ecology Learning how to spread habitat in places where people continue to live and work.
Tumamoc develops ways for these branches of conservation to fulfill society's promise to leave a robust environment with a full complement of plant and animal species for our children's children.
Tumamoc Hill will always be open space, a hallowed refuge for people and nature in the midst of Tucson, Arizona, as well as a place where investigators and visitors can come to see and to study its natural ecosystems and the traces of the city's ancient people. A 2300-year-old ruined village sits atop Tumamoc Hill and the rich cultural context of two millennia of human society lie at its feet. Its 860-acre ecological reservation is both a US National Historical Landmark and a US Archaeological District. A microcosm of what the world can do to save its precious environments and cultural history, Tumamoc Hill will be Tucson's gift to tomorrow.
Tumamoc is managed by the University of Arizona College of Science and Pima County, Arizona.