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.
The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. There is no way to do the work of healing and nurturing the natural world in a silo. As residents of the Earth and citizens of the World, the mounting cases of violence against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color reveal how connected we all […]
In March 2020, Pima County released its fourth annual report on its Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSCP). The full report can be found on the Pima County website HERE. According to the Executive Summary, six Pima County capital improvement projects and 52 private development projects were “covered” by the MSCP in 2019. While these projects […]
Did you know that there are five wildlife underpasses that traverse Tangerine Road? These wildlife underpasses were finished in 2018 and the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) is now in the middle of a post-construction monitoring study of the crossings. In May 2020, AGFD released its latest monitoring progress report. We’re happy to report […]
Over the last year or so, we have expanded our work protecting Sonoran Desert wildlife linkages to the Rincon-Santa Rita-Whetstone Mountains wildlife linkage that is fragmented by Interstate 10 east of Tucson. 40 wildlife cameras are now collecting data in this wildlife linkage thanks to the amazing help of our volunteers and community partners! A […]