The Coalition works to create a community where: ecosystem health is protected; nature and healthy wild animal populations are valued; and residents, visitors, and future generations can all drink clean water, breathe clean air, and find wild places to roam.

Friends of the Desert Newsletter – Spring 2017 - March 20, 2017

In this issue: The finalization of Pima County’s Multi-Species Conservation Plan, 18 years in the making! The expansion of our Remote Wildlife Camera Monitoring project continues. A showcase of some of Pima County’s spectacular conservation lands.  A tribute to conservation hero Mick Meader. And more!  View/download Friends of the Desert-Spring 2017 here. And if you […]

In the News: Oracle Road wildlife crossing results make a splash! - March 16, 2017

March 16, 2017 The new progress report on the first year of monitoring of the Oracle Road wildlife crossings has been a hot topic this week.  The full report can be found here. A KVOA4 news story on March 13, 2017, featuring Coalition Advisory Committee member Christina McVie, can be viewed here. An article in […]

The first year of results are in! - March 13, 2017

March 14, 2017 It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since the Oracle Road wildlife crossings were finished and opened for business. Over the past 12 months, we have been heartened to see many beautiful photos of wildlife using the wildlife bridge and underpass and safely crossing Oracle Road. Just a few weeks […]

Action Alert: Oppose Bill that Repeals Arizona State Parks Board! - March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017 The Arizona State House of Representatives recently moved forward HB2369, which contains provisions to repeal the Arizona State Parks Board. This destructive bill has not been heard by the Arizona State Senate yet – will you voice your opposition to this bill by adding your name to a growing list of organizations […]

Hello from Hannah! - March 1, 2017

Hello Coalition supporters! It’s been a busy six months for me since I started some new adventures. In August, I began graduate school at the University of Arizona pursuing a Master of Science in Planning degree and I am loving it.

Our story is your story…help us write the next chapter! - December 8, 2016

This story began 18 years ago. It is a story of seemingly impossible goals, challenges and compromise, our dedicated community, and one tiny owl. It is also a story about YOU. You are one of the heroes of this story. This story begins in 1998 when the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan was born. Spurred by […]

Pima County’s Multi-Species Conservation Plan Becomes a Reality - October 5, 2016

After close to two decades of planning, Pima County’s Multi-Species Conservation Plan (MSCP) has become a reality. On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, the Pima County Board of Supervisors gave their final stamp of approval to this long-awaited conservation plan. With conservationists, homebuilder, realtors, ranchers, and developers on board, this plan will protect 44 Sonoran Desert wildlife […]

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Oona, age 12

“I think the Sonoran Desert is worth protecting because it is a place for people to be with nature.”

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