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.


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 […]

The MSCP will help protect endangered species like the Lesser Long nosed Bat. Credit USFWS.

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!

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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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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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