Defenders of Wildlife, one of our 40 member groups, is hosting a fun and educational city-wide scavenger hunt, starting this weekend.
El Lobo is taking over Tucson for two weeks from September 3rd through the 17th. Fifty pieces of original art—beautiful dark silhouettes representing the last Mexican gray wolves living in the wild—can be found on the outside of businesses and buildings throughout the city to raise awareness for these amazing animals.
Join the citywide scavenger hunt and you could win a FREE 6-day, 5-night Apache Wilderness Journey (a $3,000 value). This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness Apache culture up close and perhaps even hear or see Mexican wolves in the wild!
Join National Geographic and the National Park Service, together with Friends of Saguaro National Park and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, for the Saguaro National Park BioBlitz, October 21-22, 2011!
The BioBlitz is a unique combination of taxonomic inventory, public outreach, and science education. Meaning, your help is needed to count every living thing in the park, in 24 hours.
Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run September 5th – Registration ends TONIGHT!
The Coalition is honored to once again be a beneficiary of this event. This race features 8-mile and 5k courses looping through a cactus forest in the foothills of the scenic Rincon Mountains at Saguaro National Park East.
The 5k is full, but there are still spots available for the 8 mile run. Hurry however, registration ends TONIGHT at 9pm.
The Coalition has adopted Oracle Road / State Route 77 from milepost 83 to 84, as part of the Adopt-A-Highway campaign. This section of the road encompasses two of the three wildlife crossings that are slated for construction in 2013. We were successful in obtaining funding to construct these three crossings and want to demonstrate our stewardship for the area with regular highway cleanups. The area has been neglected for some time, so we need lots of help with our first cleanup!
Our first cleanup will be on October 1st, from 7am until we finish our one mile stretch of road, which we estimate to last no more than 2 hours. If you can help for all or any portion of the time, please let us know. We will provide breakfast foods, snacks, and water to refill your water bottles. More details to come.
This is a great opportunity to check out the crossing locations firsthand and to get all the up-to-date information about the progress of the wildlife crossings! We will also be on the lookout for signs of wildlife to document their use of the area.
Your donation will go directly to ensuring that Sonoran Desert habitat planning efforts use the best science available to identify and preserve lands, to protect critical habitats and to direct development to less biologically sensitive areas.
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, with primary emphasis on Pima County’s Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan.
Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection | 300 E University Blvd #120 | Tucson, AZ 85705 | 520-388-9925
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 […]