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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.

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 […]

Friends of the Desert #51 - August 15, 2016

In this issue: What’s next for Oracle Road? Find out the progress of this project and what’s next now that the wildlife bridge is complete. More Cameras, More Critters: Learn more about the expansion of our wildlife monitoring program and how you can be apart of it. “You say goodbye and I say hello,” not […]

Submit scoping comments today on the I-11 Environmental Impact Statement! - June 21, 2016

The proposed Interstate 11 is moving forward and your comments on this proposal are needed now! The Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highways Administration are holding a series of scoping meetings throughout Arizona this month for a new Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Interstate 11 segment between Nogales and Wickenburg. There are two […]

Coalition hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on August 17th - June 15, 2016

CELEBRATION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT! The Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to Tucson The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection will once again host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Loft Cinema on Wednesday, August 17th, at 6:30pm. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!! The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from […]

Watch our first Coalition video! - May 26, 2016

We recently completed our first short film, Safe Passages: Protecting Our Sonoran Desert Wildlife Linkages. Check out all the work we are doing to protect ecologically important wildlife corridors and how you can get involved!

Wildlife Crossing Dedication a Huge Success! - May 13, 2016

On May 10th, over 200 people came to celebrate the completion of the Oracle Road wildlife crossings! The dedication included a press conference, a talk by our Director, Carolyn Campbell, and a guided walk and tour of the wildlife bridge. Following the wildlife bridge event, attendees made their way to Pusch Ridge Stables for a […]

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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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