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The Coalition’s mission is to protect the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona through science-based advocacy, education, and collaboration. We work to create a community where: ecosystem health is protected; nature and healthy wild animal populations are valued; and residents, visitors, and future generations can all drink clean water, breathe clean air, and find wild places to roam.

Pima County’s 2021 MSCP Annual Report - August 26, 2022

Pima County recently released their 2021 MSCP Annual Report. The MSCP – or Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan – is an integral part of the larger Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. According […]

Welcome to our newest member group, the Arizona Master Naturalist Association! - August 23, 2022

This month, we welcomed a new member group, the Arizona Master Naturalist Association (AZMNA)! For the last several years, we have partnered with the Pima Master Naturalists (a chapter of […]

Welcome to our first Desert Wildlife Intern! - August 22, 2022

We are excited to announce and welcome our first Desert Wildlife Intern! Josh Skattum (he/him/his) will be joining our staff on a part-time basis from August-December and we are so […]

Pima County’s Open Space Conservation Acquisitions: An Overview  - July 28, 2022

Pima County has invested heavily in acquiring conservation properties, especially in fulfilling the goals of the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. The County recently released a new report about all their […]

Reducing Roadkill: Safe Passages for Wildlife on Interstate-10 East - July 27, 2022

By Jessica Moreno, Conservation Science Director One of the best things about doing roadkill surveys is watching the sunrise. During the monsoons, the sun breaks across the eastern horizon and […]

New paid Desert Wildlife Internship! - May 9, 2022

We are excited to announce a new paid internship program with the Coalition. This August, we will be hiring our first paid Desert Wildlife Intern for the Fall 2022 semester. […]

CSDP and partners sue over federal approval of Interstate 11 - May 4, 2022

On April 21, 2022, four conservation groups – the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, along with our member groups Center for Biological Diversity, Tucson Audubon Society, and Friends of Ironwood […]

The latest news in our Spring 2022 Friends of the Desert newsletter - April 18, 2022

We hope our Spring 2022 newsletter brings some hope, joy, and positivity into your mailboxes and inboxes.  Check out the following articles in the newsletter: The many pieces of a connected landscape State […]

Join us in removing old fencing and improving wildlife connectivity in Avra Valley! - March 7, 2022

Join us this week to remove old fencing and improve wildlife connectivity between the Tucson Mountains and the Tohono O’odham Nation! Background This past December, over 65 volunteers came together […]

SR86 Wildlife Bridges move to siting and design phase - February 17, 2022

In January 2022, a group of people from Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona Department of Transportation, the Tohono O’odham Nation, and the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection conducted a […]

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