Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection
The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection formed in February of 1998, with the main goal of bringing sound science and planning into the equation as Pima County adopted and began implementation of the ground-breaking Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. Since then, the Coalition has become the regional leader in virtually every conservation issue in Pima County.
The Coalitionworks 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.
Leveraging the experience and expertise of its dozens of member groups and hundreds of direct supporters, the Coalition’s close-knit staff of three works on a grassroots level to bring about long-lasting positive change for Sonoran Desert conservation. An advisory committee helps guide program work and organizational decision-making. The Coalition is fiscally sponsored by Sky Island Alliance, a 501(c)3 non-profit conservation organization, also based in Tucson, Arizona.