Chapter Spotlights Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan and Wildlife Crossing Work
Safe Passages: Highways, Wildlife, and Habitat Connectivity (Island Press) has just been released! Coalition staff members, Carolyn Campbell and Kathleen Kennedy, contributed a chapter to this exciting new publication. The chapter is entitled "The Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan and Regional Transportation Authority: Citizen Support for Habitat Connectivity and Highway Mitigation." Copies are available at amazon.com.
Postcards from the Parks Film Screening – July 22nd The Arizona Heritage Alliance present this film which showcases the natural, cultural, and historical treasures of our state parks, the current outlook for our parks, and what you can do to help save them. To be held at Crossroads Grand Cinema at 4811 E Grant, this event is free to the public, doors open at 7pm. For more information, contact Bill Thornton at 520-795-6028 or email@example.com.
Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run/Walk Benefits Coalition! – September 6th This race features 8-mile and 2-mile courses looping through a cactus forest in the foothills of the scenic Rincon Mountains at Saguaro National Park East. This event has been featured as a Runner’s World Race of the Month. The Coalition is honored to be a beneficiary of this event, and we hope to see you there! Create a team or pledge a donation to help support the Coalition: we are planning challenges to encourage you to "Run for the Coalition!" Visit our website over the coming weeks for more details. Early signups receive a discount! For more information, visit the Southern Arizona Roadrunners website.
Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival – September 15th This amazing event to be held at Tucson’s Loft Cinema features films that will reach the audience through beautiful imagery and inspire individuals to get involved in conserving the Wild & Scenic places close to home. This night will will be full of fun and excitement. Tickets on sale soon! Keep track of all the action at the event’s Facebook page. If you are interested in helping as a volunteer or contributing to making this event a success, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Mission The Coalition’s mission is to achieve the long-term conservation of the biological diversity and ecological function of the Sonoran Desert through comprehensive land-use planning.
On July 16, 2021, the Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highways Administration released the Tier 1 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The FEIS now identifies TWO possible Preferred Alternatives, a West Option through Avra Valley AND an East Option that co-locates I-11 with I-19 and I-10 through the Tucson region. Action #1: Please ACT […]
By Gay Russell During the over twenty years I have lived in Sun City Oro Valley, we have had several sets of Great Horned Owls nest within our area. In 2017, a pair made a nest in one of two large trees next to a golf cart path on the edge of the golf course […]
Want to learn more about what’s happening around the Oracle Road wildlife crossings? Check out this recent presentation given by our Conservation Science Director Jessica Moreno: You can also view a pdf of the presentation HERE.
We hope our Spring 2021 newsletter brings some hope, joy, and positivity into your mailboxes and inboxes. Check out the following articles in the newsletter: Increasing our impact through community science New strategies for protecting Sonoran Desert open spaces Coalition volunteers continue to make an impact And more! And, as always, thank you for supporting a […]