March 20, 2017

Friends of the Desert Newsletter – Spring 2017

In this issue: The finalization of Pima County’s Multi-Species Conservation Plan, 18 years in the making! The expansion of our Remote Wildlife Camera Monitoring project continues. A showcase of some of Pima County’s spectacular conservation lands.  A tribute to conservation hero Mick Meader. And more!  View/download Friends of the Desert-Spring 2017 here. And if you […]

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March 16, 2017

In the News: Oracle Road wildlife crossing results make a splash!

March 16, 2017 The new progress report on the first year of monitoring of the Oracle Road wildlife crossings has been a hot topic this week.  The full report can be found here. A KVOA4 news story on March 13, 2017, featuring Coalition Advisory Committee member Christina McVie, can be viewed here. An article in […]

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March 13, 2017

The first year of results are in!

March 14, 2017 It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since the Oracle Road wildlife crossings were finished and opened for business. Over the past 12 months, we have been heartened to see many beautiful photos of wildlife using the wildlife bridge and underpass and safely crossing Oracle Road. Just a few weeks […]

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March 9, 2017

Action Alert: Oppose Bill that Repeals Arizona State Parks Board!

March 9, 2017 The Arizona State House of Representatives recently moved forward HB2369, which contains provisions to repeal the Arizona State Parks Board. This destructive bill has not been heard by the Arizona State Senate yet – will you voice your opposition to this bill by adding your name to a growing list of organizations […]

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March 1, 2017

Hello from Hannah!

Hello Coalition supporters! It’s been a busy six months for me since I started some new adventures. In August, I began graduate school at the University of Arizona pursuing a Master of Science in Planning degree and I am loving it.

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December 8, 2016

Our story is your story…help us write the next chapter!

This story began 18 years ago. It is a story of seemingly impossible goals, challenges and compromise, our dedicated community, and one tiny owl. It is also a story about YOU. You are one of the heroes of this story. This story begins in 1998 when the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan was born. Spurred by […]

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October 5, 2016

Pima County’s Multi-Species Conservation Plan Becomes a Reality

After close to two decades of planning, Pima County’s Multi-Species Conservation Plan (MSCP) has become a reality. On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, the Pima County Board of Supervisors gave their final stamp of approval to this long-awaited conservation plan. With conservationists, homebuilder, realtors, ranchers, and developers on board, this plan will protect 44 Sonoran Desert wildlife […]

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August 15, 2016

Friends of the Desert #51

In this issue: What’s next for Oracle Road? Find out the progress of this project and what’s next now that the wildlife bridge is complete. More Cameras, More Critters: Learn more about the expansion of our wildlife monitoring program and how you can be apart of it. “You say goodbye and I say hello,” not […]

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June 21, 2016

Submit scoping comments today on the I-11 Environmental Impact Statement!

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 […]

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June 15, 2016

Coalition hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on August 17th

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 […]

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