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Newsletters

The Coalition publishes a quarterly newsletter, Friends of the Desert. Full of up-to-date information on our major programs and projects, check out past issues of our newsletter below!

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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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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April 1, 2016

Friends of the Desert #50

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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December 31, 2015

Friends of the Desert #49

In this issue: Reflecting on 2015, Looking Ahead to 2016; Carolyn’s Corner: Seasons of Successes, Challenges; Wildlife Soon to Have Safe Passages Across Oracle Road; We’re Adding Wildlife Cameras to Our Fleet!; and more!

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August 17, 2015

Friend of the Desert #48

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!

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April 15, 2015

Friends of the Desert #47

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!

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October 6, 2014

Friends of the Desert #46

In this issue: Why We Need More Open Space in Pima County: Your input is critical to a successful 2015 Open Space Bond; What’s the Latest with Rosemont?: An Ocelot, Hudbay and the Threat of an Environmental Disaster; Protecting Wildlife Linkages near Kitt Peak; Painted Hills: Now Protected as a Community Treasure; and more!

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December 23, 2013

Friends of the Desert #45

In this issue: Birders Mean Business!: Arizona’s Watchable Wildlife worth $1.4 Billion Per Year, Jaguars in Arizona: Threats and Critical Habitat, Open Space Remains a Top Priority for Pima County Residents,The Painted Hills: A treasure for All City and County Residents; and more!

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April 17, 2013

Friends of the Desert #44

In this issue: Too Many Houses – Too Close to the Park: Coalition Supporters Make a Difference for Catalina State Park; Safe Passages Coming in 2013: Wildlife Crossing Project Awarded Additional Funding; Collaborative History in Creating Catalina State Park; Discovery Through the Lens: Wildlife Monitoring a Great Experience; and more!

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June 10, 2012

Friends of the Desert #43

In this issue: The Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan Continues to Inspire; Oracle Road Wildlife Crossings: Moving Close to Completion; The Kitt Peak Wildlife Linkage: Cooperation in Promoting Connectivity on SR86; Rosemont Roundup: Mine Seeks Permission to Damage our Air, Water, and Land; and more!

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