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May 16, 2023

Spring 2023 Friends of the Desert Newsletter

Our Spring 2023 newsletter showcases all the important work your support makes possible.  Check out the following articles in the newsletter: Reflecting on a decade of positive results from the wildlife […]

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May 2, 2023

Honor Hector Conde with your gift today

This past winter, long-time conservationist Hector Conde passed away. Hector Conde (1930-2023) was born and educated in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hector’s world view was influenced by his classical education; he spoke […]

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April 13, 2023

SR77 Wildlife Gate and Fencing Ribbon Cutting Event

On April 19, 2023, the Town of Oro Valley hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the culmination of a years-long collaboration between the Town, surrounding neighbors and regional partners to […]

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April 12, 2023

An update on the Desert Fence Busters

by Trica Oshant Hawkins, Conservation Programs Director, Arizona Wildlife Federation [Excerpted from the Spring 2023 Friends of Ironwood Forest Newsletter] I’ve been coordinating various volunteer conservation projects for well over […]

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April 11, 2023

The I-11 lawsuit explained

by Tom Hannagan, Friends of Ironwood Forest, President of the Board of Directors (excerpted from the Friends of Ironwood Forest Spring 2023 Newsletter) Usually in this space, I would review […]

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March 7, 2023

Join Our Team!

The Coalition is hiring! In addition to TWO new paid internship positions open for the Fall 2023 semester, we are also seeking to grow another arm on our saguaro with […]

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February 23, 2023

Tucson-Tortolita Mountains Wildlife Linkage: The Latest Data and Looking Ahead

Last month we shared that we expanded this project in 2022, with cameras on either side of I-10 between the Tucson Mountains and Tortolita Mountains, and six more planned to […]

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February 15, 2023

Celebration of Life and Hike and Memorial for Josh Skattum

Please join us Saturday 3/4/23 at Sabino Canyon to remember and celebrate our friend and colleague Josh Skattum. We’ll walk in our tie-dyed shirts to the Cactus Picnic Area to […]

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January 26, 2023

Pima County pursues new protected open spaces

Late last year, Pima County announced a slate of new protected open space acquisitions they are pursuing with the $2 million allocated for the acquisition of conservation land in the […]

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2022 Wildlife Camera Project Recap

2022 was another successful year for our Wildlife Camera Monitoring Program, and also our 10th anniversary of this community science-based project! Big thanks to ALL the volunteers that have been […]

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