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Partners of Tucson Audubon

Tucson Audubon works with a wide range of partners in order to acheive goals shared by our partners and ourselves. We take the lead in those areas that are of high priority, and play more of a support role in others.

Tucson Audubon is a founding member of the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection.
csdp_logoIn 1997, the Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-owl received federal protection under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). This spurred over 40 conservation and neighborhood groups to come together to form the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection in February of 1998, with the main goal of bringing sound science and planning into the equation as Pima County adopted and began its implementation of the ground-breaking Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan (SDCP). The Coalition has since become a regional leader in virtually every conservation issue in Pima County, including development of Pima County’s Multi-Species Conservation Plan and other jurisdictional Habitat Conservation Plans; the preservation of Sonoran Desert wildlife linkages; water resource planning and policy; riparian habitat protection, restoration, and mitigation; and, recently, smart planning for renewable energy development.

The Coalition’s mission is to achieve the long-term conservation of biological diversity and ecological function of the Sonoran Desert through comprehensive land-use planning, with primary emphasis on Pima County’s Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. Learn more at

Arizona Game and Fish Department: Important Bird Areas program and Arizona Bird Conservation Initiative.

Arizona Heritage Alliance: conservation and economic development of Santa Cruz County

Arizona Land and Water Trust: conservation easements, conservation education

Arizona Native Plant Society: Governing Board

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum: education programing

Arizona State Parks: Natural Areas Program

Army Corps of Engineers: in-lieu fee mitigation work in southern Arizona.

Audubon Arizona: Important Bird Areas program.

Audubon Chapters nationwide: Audubon Urban Chapter Network provides mutual support in all aspects of running our chapter.

Borderlands Restoration: Partners in ecological restoration, education, and youth engagement in the Patagonia-Sonoita region

Business Community: developing sustainable economic activity through our many Birds Benefit Business Alliance members

City of Tucson: Habitat Conservation Plan; Climate Change Advisory Committee; Wash Ordinance Revision; Gray Water and Rainwater Harvesting;

Environmental Education Exchange: Together Green Innovation Grant, creating wildlife habitat using rainwater harvesting in an underserved neighborhood and in Tucson schools.

National Audubon: local components of national policy issues; Together Green Innovation Grant, creating wildlife habitat using rainwater harvesting in an underserved neighborhood and in Tucson schools; Christmas Bird Count; Important Bird Areas program.

Pima County: Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation; Pima Association of Governments Environmental Planning Advisory Committee; Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department Odor Control Citizen Advisory Committee; RTA Wildlife Linkages Working Group

Santa Cruz County: development and implementation of the Santa Cruz County Comprehensive Plan

Sky Island Alliance: issues around the Clean Water Act and the Clean Water Restoration Act.

Sonoran Institute/Environmental Protection Agency: Upper Santa Cruz River Science Advisory Committee

Sonoran Joint Venture: Technical Committee and Advisory Board

Southern Arizona Community Foundation: investing in our community

State Chapters: birding festivals, publications

The Local Trust: tree planting in Tucson for carbon offsets

Town of Marana: habitat conservation plan

University of Arizona: Tucson Bird Count, urban wildlife; Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-owl research

US Fish and Wildlife Service: endangered species issues


Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447