In the Spotlight
When did you fall in love with the Sonoran Desert? I suspect your answer and mine are the same – you fell in love the first time you wandered into […]
A big thanks to Laurie Jurs for submitting the slam poem “Animal Planet” below. In Laurie’s words: I have lived in the desert on five acres south of Green Valley […]
May 9, 2017 At the beginning of May, High Country News published a story about the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan, written by local Tucson reporter Tony Davis. The story, titled […]
The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection is pleased to announce the addition of a new member group, Friends of Madera Canyon. With this latest addition, our Coalition now represents 41 […]
Our next Oracle Road cleanup is this Saturday, January 28th, from 8am-11am (we had previously announced the date as January 7th, but needed to reschedule). If you can help for […]
On October 1st, twelve outstanding volunteers joined with Coalition staff to pick up trash along north Oracle Road between mileposts 83 and 84. This section of the road encompasses two of the three wildlife crossings that are slated for construction beginning in 2013. The roadway had been neglected for quite a while and needed a lot of work to make it clean again. Our volunteers filled 25(!) bags full of trash in just two hours! We were also saddened to find several instances of roadkill during the cleanup and know that the wildlife crossings can’t come soon enough. Our next cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2012. Please come out and join us as we continue our stewardship of the Oracle Road wildlife crossings!
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 beginning in 2013. Our first cleanup will be on October 1st. 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. Read on to find out how you can help!
Buy tickets online now! Or purchase for a discounted rate at Summit Hut, Antigone Books, and the Tucson Audubon Nature Shop. Join us once again as we host the Tucson stop of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival!The Wild & Scenic Film Festival brings together a selection of films from the annual festival held each January in Nevada City, CA. The films will inspire and motivate you to go out and make a difference here in Tucson and around the world.Please join us for an entertaining evening of film at the Loft Cinema and learn about the ongoing work of the Coalition!For more information, please call 520-388-9925.
Want to learn more about why we need to protect the Sonoran Desert’s wildlife linkages? This brochure is a clear and concise primer of the what, where, and why of wildlife linkages, including detailed maps, compelling photos, and FAQs. Read for information on how to get your own!
On November 2, Arizona voters rejected Prop 301, the proposed raid on the Land Conservation Fund, by a 74-26 margin. Read the Coalition’s full press release on the defeat of Prop 301 for more details.