McDowell Mountain Preservation Commission

Meetings


  • 5:00 p.m.
  • 4th Tuesday of the Month
  • Town Hall - Council Chambers

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members


Name Role Term Started Term Ends
Thomas Aiello Commissioner 08/07/2014 12/31/2017
Tom Barberic Vice-Chair 08/07/2014 12/31/2017
Bill Craig Commissioner 01/15/2015 12/31/2017
Bill Myers Chair 01/15/2015 12/31/2017
Stan Ruden Commissioner 03/05/2015 12/31/2017 
Klaus Schadle Commissioner 08/07/2014 12/31/2017
Ken Thornton Commissioner 08/07/2014 12/31/2017

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Overview


The Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve, also known as the Preserve, encompasses a scenic area of mountainous, pristine land that will be preserved in its natural state for the benefit of this and future generations.

In order for the Town of Fountain Hills to provide trails, trail head locations and safeguard the Preserve, a thorough set of regulations is needed. These regulations are specifically intended to accomplish the following:
  • Maintain the existing, undisturbed desert landscape
  • Provide regulations that will protect wildlife habitats and limit human encroachment to specific areas within the Preserve
  • Provide use regulations for the Central Trailhead that grants public access into the Preserve
  • Provide use regulations for the Golden Eagle Trailhead, including access control into the Preserve through McDowell Mountain Park
  • Provide for the development of a trail system within the Preserve and connectivity to abutting trail systems in the City of Scottsdale and within McDowell Mountain Park