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.

Pima County adds 374 acres in Critical Wildlife Linkage - August 22, 2017

Due to the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan’s “Off-Site Mitigation” option for property going through Pima County’s rezoning process, hundreds of acres have been obtained in fee by Pima County for the purposes of managing and maintaining the land as perpetual open space. One of the key elements of the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan is protecting […]

New Video on Wildlife Crossings: Cost-Effective, Improving Safety, and Re-connecting Habitat - August 17, 2017

We all know the adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” A recently released Vox video about wildlife crossings demonstrates this.  Grab a cup of coffee and take a look at this great introductory video about wildlife crossings, why they are so important, why we should build many more, and how they are cost-effective […]

Pima County Supervisors to vote on important resolutions that address climate change and water quality - July 10, 2017

July 10, 2017 Tomorrow morning the Pima County of Board of Supervisors will be voting on two important resolutions that support: 1) Pima County’s participation in the County Climate Coalition and specific goals and actions in alignment with the Paris Climate Agreement, and 2) important water quality protection goals. Can you attend this meeting and […]

Field Notes from Wyoming: Preserving Ungulate Migrations for the Future - June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017 By Kathleen Kennedy, CSDP Associate Director Did you know that mule deer, pronghorn antelope, and elk migrate hundreds of miles each year in Wyoming? Fairly recently, scientists discovered that various herds of these ungulates migrate every summer and winter. Many of them summer in Yellowstone National Park, then fan out to the north, south, east, and west […]

Take action: Comment today in opposition to any freeway in Avra Valley! - May 31, 2017

Do you think we should construct a new interstate in between our treasured Saguaro National Park and Ironwood Forest National Monument?  The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highways Administration are currently accepting public comments (deadline is this Friday, June 2!) on proposed corridor alternatives for a new interstate between Nogales and Wickenburg. [Want to read […]

Take Action: Submit your comments today in support of our national monuments! - May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017 On April 25, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order that ordered the Interior Department to conduct a review of national monuments designated since 1996. According to a press release issued by the National Parks Conservation Association: This executive order targets the Antiquities Act of 1906, which permits presidents to declare federal […]

High Country News features Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan - May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017 At the beginning of May, High Country News published a story about the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan, written by local Tucson reporter Tony Davis. The story, titled “An end to Tucson’s growth wars: A conservation plan puts science ahead of politics,” is a thorough overview of the SDCP and its complex history.  Davis […]

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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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