Nature, Wildlife, and Education

Nature Center ExplorerWMNC is your gateway to enjoying and understanding the ecology of the beautiful White Mountains region of Arizona.

In the White Mountains, diversity abounds as you climb from grasslands that are home to speedy pronghorn, through the world’s largest stand of ponderosa pine teeming with forest-dependent wildlife to windswept alpine tundra atop Mount Baldy (Arizona’s second-highest point at 11,420 ft).

Established in 2005, we are rapidly gaining momentum in completing our vision. WMNC is actively involved with White Mountains communities and organizations and is building a nature center that is focused on wildlife and nature education and wildlife rehabilitation.

For more information about our organization, see About Us.

Summer Family Photo Contest

Take a nature-based photo between June 17 and August 26th. Upload the photo on on our Summer Family Photo Contest page. Include your name, age, phone & email address.  Winners will be announced at the Annual Wildlife Festival on September 2nd.


Order Your Own Engraved Brick Paver

Honor a loved one – memorialize a beloved person or pet – commemorate a birthday or special event – show your love for animals

The White Mountain Nature Center Board of Directors is offering you the opportunity to select an engraved recognition brick for your support of the WMNC. For a minimum donation of $75, you can create a personalized brick. More…

Rinker Memorial Bench

Donations are now being taken for a memorial bench to honor Don Rinker.  Many of you may remember Don from his many years at Arizona Game and Fish.

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