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.
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By Ken Lamberton On day 218 of the Pandemic, my daughter Jessica and I hike in black masks south along Speeden Wash to her wildlife cameras under the I-10 culverts in the 3000-acre Empire Ranch. She is here for her research project documenting the migrations of bear and mountain lion, bobcat, badger, and coati by […]
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 […]