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.

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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 […]

Aerial photograph of the Oracle Road wildlife bridge captured during a flight with Lighthawk over the Tucson, Arizona area on February 10, 2016.  Photo courtesy Thomas Wiewandt.

Come celebrate with us at the wildlife crossings! - May 2, 2016

  Because of your ongoing support and passion for the Sonoran Desert, the Oracle Road wildlife crossings are finished and animals are crossing this highway safely. We even recently released footage of deer using the new wildlife bridge. If you didn’t see it then, check it out today. On Tuesday, May 10th, at 9am we are […]


New video shows deer and other animals crossing Oracle Road wildlife bridge - April 19, 2016

About two weeks ago, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) installed video and still cameras on the Oracle Road wildlife bridge and wildlife underpass to document animals using the recently completed structures. Almost immediately, the cameras began documenting wildlife using these safe passages to cross Oracle Road! The AGFD has released the first video […]

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Friends of the Desert #50 - April 1, 2016

In this issue: What Future do you See for the Sonoran Desert? New aerial photos showcase both recent successes and ongoing challenges; Arizona Corporate Commission Approves Destructive SunZia Transmission Line: Renowned San Pedro River Valley and highly diverse wildlife will suffer; If You Build it, They Will Come: Monitoring of the Oracle Road Wildlife Crossings Starts Soon!; and more!

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Friends of the Desert #49 - December 31, 2015

In this issue: Reflecting on 2015, Looking Ahead to 2016; Carolyn’s Corner: Seasons of Successes, Challenges; Wildlife Soon to Have Safe Passages Across Oracle Road; We’re Adding Wildlife Cameras to Our Fleet!; and more!


Unique Partnership Leads to Buffer Wildlife Overpass Project on Church Property - October 9, 2015

Read the press release about a collaborative volunteer opportunity near the wildlife bridge on north Oracle Road. CSDP_SIA_vegproject_PressRelease_FINAL


Volunteer for the Oracle Road wildlife bridge vegetation project! - September 30, 2015

  Come be part of Pima County’s first vegetated wildlife bridge! We will be working with Tucson Audubon Society, Sky Island Alliance, and the Santa Catalina Catholic Church to create a vegetated screen between the parking lot of the church and the approach to the east side of the wildlife bridge. This project is very important […]

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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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