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.

New wildlife crossings on the horizon for Tangerine Road and La Cholla Boulevard - April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017 Tangerine Road and La Cholla Boulevard will soon be the home of more new wildlife crossings in Pima County. Five new wildlife underpasses are currently under construction on Tangerine Road and three new wildlife underpasses are currently in the design phase for La Cholla Boulevard. The Tangerine crossings are in the Town […]

“Bat boxes” provide a new home for displaced bats under local bridges - April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017 Did you know that southern Arizona bridges provide important roosting habitat for local bats? Many older bridges were built with long, thin expansion cracks underneath them. These cracks have turned out to be perfect roosting habitat for thousands and thousands of bats, and often pregnant females. Bats roost under the bridges during […]

Take Action: Attend public meetings about proposed Interstate 11! - April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 Mark your calendar! Save the date! And get ready to voice your opposition to any proposed interstate that goes through Avra Valley! The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highways Administration are holding a series of public meetings in May to discuss their corridor alternatives for a new interstate between Nogales and […]

Community Water Coalitions seeks new Coordinator - April 11, 2017

April 11, 2017  The Community Water Coalition (CWC) is hiring a new Coordinator to grow the CWC and further its missions, vision, and goals. The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection is one of 15 organizational members of the CWC, which works to: encourage local leadership to act in the best interest of sustainable water policy […]

Coalition member groups win big lawsuit for pygmy owl protection - April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017  Last week, on March 29, 2017, the Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife – both Coalition member groups – won an important lawsuit over the denial of endangered species protection for the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl. The new ruling establishes that the federal government must reconsider endangered species protection for this little […]

Action Alert: Sign on to “A Conservation Vision for Arizona’s Water Future”! - March 30, 2017

March 30, 2017 The conservation of our water resources is essential for the future health and resilience of both people and wildlife. A group of organizations, including the Coalition and spearheaded by Coalition member group Sierra Club-Grand Canyon Chapter, recently drafted “A Conservation Vision for Arizona’s Water Future.” This visionary document outlines the many reasons […]

Coalition Director featured on AZ Public Media’s Metro Week - March 28, 2017

March 28, 2017 Coalition Director Carolyn Campbell was interviewed for Arizona Public Media’s Metro Week TV spot recently. Joined by Arizona Game and Fish biologist Jeff Gagnon, both Carolyn and Jeff discuss the new Oracle Road wildlife crossings, what it took to get them constructed, plans for future crossings, citizen science efforts, and what has […]

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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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