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The Coalition’s mission is to protect the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona through science-based advocacy, education, and collaboration. We work 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.

2022 Volunteer Awards - October 12, 2022

Join us in celebrating our volunteers! (Awardees are listed in no particular order)   Volunteer of the Year In recognition of outstanding volunteer service for Sonoran Desert protection in as […]

Join us for the Tortolita BioBlitz! - October 7, 2022

In partnership with Town of Marana Parks & Recreation, Arizona Master Naturalists, the Tortolita Alliance, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and others, we are hosting the first annual BIOBLITZ for […]

Check out our 2021 Annual Gratitude Report! - September 30, 2022

We can’t say it enough but we are grateful for you! Our 2021 Annual Gratitude Report is a place to celebrate many of the things we accomplished together in 2021. […]

The latest on Interstate 11 and our lawsuit -

The Coalition has been involved in commenting on the proposal for a new southern Arizona federal highway, Interstate 11, for a decade. We first commented on the Corridor Justification Study […]

Pima County’s 2021 MSCP Annual Report - August 26, 2022

Pima County recently released their 2021 MSCP Annual Report. The MSCP – or Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan – is an integral part of the larger Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. According […]

Welcome to our newest member group, the Arizona Master Naturalist Association! - August 23, 2022

This month, we welcomed a new member group, the Arizona Master Naturalist Association (AZMNA)! For the last several years, we have partnered with the Pima Master Naturalists (a chapter of […]

Welcome to our first Desert Wildlife Intern! - August 22, 2022

We are excited to announce and welcome our first Desert Wildlife Intern! Josh Skattum (he/him/his) will be joining our staff on a part-time basis from August-December and we are so […]

Pima County’s Open Space Conservation Acquisitions: An Overview  - July 28, 2022

Pima County has invested heavily in acquiring conservation properties, especially in fulfilling the goals of the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. The County recently released a new report about all their […]

Reducing Roadkill: Safe Passages for Wildlife on Interstate-10 East - July 27, 2022

By Jessica Moreno, Conservation Science Director One of the best things about doing roadkill surveys is watching the sunrise. During the monsoons, the sun breaks across the eastern horizon and […]

New paid Desert Wildlife Internship! - May 9, 2022

We are excited to announce a new paid internship program with the Coalition. This August, we will be hiring our first paid Desert Wildlife Intern for the Fall 2022 semester. […]

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