2023 Wildlife Monitoring Report for Tucson-Tortolita Mountains Linkage


In February 2021, the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection (CSDP) began a new study of wildlife movement and species presence between the Tortolita and Tucson Mountains, including the Avra Valley Wildlife Corridor, launching from CSDP’s smaller monitoring efforts initiated in 2017. With this expanded study, monitoring is conducted using remote wildlife cameras located both east and west of Interstate-10.

This report details the results of the project since it was implemented, as well as some key observations made in 2023, including a summary of our roadkill survey and new conclusions drawn from mountain lion sightings in the area.