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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
We hope our Fall 2020 newsletter brings some hope, joy, and positivity into your mailboxes and inboxes. Despite the many really hard situations in the world today, there is still lots of good happening and you are part of that with your support of the Sonoran Desert – thank you! Check out the following articles […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2020 Contact: Jessica Moreno, Jessica.Moreno@sonorandesert.org, (520) 388-9925 Carolyn Campbell, Carolyn.Campbell@sonorandesert.org, (520) 629-0525 During Pandemic, Community Scientists Adapt to Save the Desert Tucson, AZ – The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection is celebrating their Volunteer Appreciation Week on September 7-12, 2020, this year virtually. The nonprofit organization made swift changes to accommodate remote […]
After a year-long process of internal reflection and evaluation, surveying our key stakeholders, and working closely with our Board of Directors, we recently finalized our 2020 Strategic Plan. We are excited to share this with you and hope you are inspired to continue walking with us on this path towards a protected Sonoran Desert for […]
When did you fall in love with the Sonoran Desert? I suspect your answer and mine are the same – you fell in love the first time you wandered into it. For me, this was in early April 2009 on my first visit to Tucson. There’s something so transfixing about all of it: the majestic, […]