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 recently sent out our 2020 Annual Gratitude Report with our Fall 2021 Friends of the Desert Newsletter. Please check it out today and feel good about everything we accomplished together during a very challenging year! Thank you!
We hope our Fall 2021 newsletter brings some hope, joy, and positivity into your mailboxes and inboxes. Check out the following articles in the newsletter: New project will collect wildlife data on Sopori Ranch Thank you for speaking out against the proposed I-11 route in Avra Valley Two new member groups join the Coalition! And more! […]
By Gay Russell Being a Desert Identifier means going through large files of photos captured on a disc from the desert cameras. The photos have usually been taken over several days, usually a week to 10 days. You quickly begin to see the site as the same as any neighborhood, populated by certain characters (species) […]
Pima County is currently under a high rate of transmission as the Delta variant spreads (data here). The situation continues to evolve. Here is CSDP’s response plan to help slow the spread and to help keep our staff and volunteers safe: All CSDP staff are fully vaccinated. We have in place a Pandemic Policy that provides […]