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Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection

A strong voice for people and wildlife

TUCSON, AZ   |  www.sonorandesert.org

Mission

Our 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.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Carolyn Campbell

Main address

738 N 5TH AVE STE 205

TUCSON, AZ 85705 USA

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EIN

82-2156664

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Wildlife Linkages Protection

CSDP works to protect and restore the wildlife linkages in Pima County, AZ. We spearheaded the inclusion of dedicated funds in the 2006 Regional Transportation Authority Plan for wildlife linkages infrastructure. This has resulted in the construction of the Sonoran Desert's first wildlife bridge on Oracle Road, connecting the Catalina and Tortolita Mountains. Multiple large wildlife underpasses with associated wildlife fencing have also been constructed on Oracle Road and other regional roadways. We also partner with local jurisdictions and private developers to protect connected open space within these linkages.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We work with private developers to ensure that functional, connected open space is included in their projects. One of our biggest successes was working with Pima County and Pima County voters on the passage of the 2004 Open Space Bond. This resulted in $174.3 million in funding for local open space purchases totaling over 200,000 acres. We continue to work with Pima County on the management and monitoring of these open space lands, especially in regards to their use as mitigation lands for Pima County's Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our volunteer-driven wildlife camera program seeks to collect wildlife presence and diversity data in the threatened Sonoran Desert wildlife linkages in Pima County. Over 50 volunteers monitor and manage 70+ cameras. The cameras are located in the Tucson Mountains, in the wildlife linkage between the Tortolita and Santa Catalina Mountains, and in the wildlife linkage between the Rincon and Santa Rita Mountains near I-10 East. We also have 2 "Critter Cams" that are monitored by local school-children while they learn about wildlife linkages protection in a specially-designed curriculum.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection

Board of directors
as of 05/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Christina McVie

Martin Baumrind

Joy Herr Cardillo

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No