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.


Read the latest newsletter from the Friends of Ironwood Forest - September 3, 2015

Get the latest news and updates from our member group, Friends of Ironwood Forest by reading their new newsletter.


Friend of the Desert #48 - August 17, 2015

In this issue: Open Space and What it Means for You; Carolyn’s Corner: Now is the Time to Act! You can make an impact in our community; Coming soon to a Wildlife Linkage Near You: More Cameras!; More Progress Every Day: Oracle Road wildlife crossings closer to completion; and more!


Volunteer for a vegetation project near the Oracle Road wildlife bridge! - August 7, 2015

It is so exciting to see the construction of the Oracle Road wildlife bridge well under way in Oro Valley! Along with Sky Island Alliance and Tucson Audubon Society, we have been working collaboratively with the Santa Catalina Catholic Church (adjacent to the east side of the wildlife bridge) on a vegetation project to create […]

A section of the Santa Cruz River flows year round thanks to treated  wastewater. Photo courtesy of Pima County.

Help keep the Santa Cruz River flowing - June 25, 2015

Have you ever traveled along the Santa Cruz portion of The Loop and seen water flowing in the riverbed? Have you seen the lush riparian vegetation and wildlife that this section of the Santa Cruz supports, including 230 species of birds? For 23 miles, the Santa Cruz River enjoys year-round flow from treated wastewater, called effluent. This […]

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Coalition hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on August 19th - June 18, 2015

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 19th, at 6:30pm. Purchase your tickets now! Tucson’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from […]

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Friends of the Desert #47 - April 15, 2015

In this issue: Wildlife Crossings Underway on Oracle Road; Carolyn’s Corner: The Time for a Bond Election is Now; More Cameras, More Critters!; Huge Victory for Wildlife in Marana; and more!


Attend the Board of Supervisors meeting on April 21 to support Sonoran Desert open space! - April 10, 2015

We need you on April 21st to support $95 million for new open space purchases and to stand up for the Sonoran Desert.

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Susan Shobe

Susan Shobe

“I’ve been a long-time supporter of the Coalition because I’ve been inspired by the work they’ve accomplished in protecting our vanishing wild desert areas.”

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