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Help Tucson Audubon Advocate for Birds and their Habitats

 

Tucson Audubon has a long history speaking for birds and their habitats in Tucson, across SE Arizona, the state and even the US federal government. To join our work you can:
  • Sign up for Action Alerts
  • Join our Audubon Ambassadors team
  • Email us for more options and information

I - 11

Tucson Audubon has been involved with the discussion around the proposed I – 11. We are against any proposed new freeway through the Avra Valley, a critically important wildlife corridor and habitat. See our group comments from last year below. We will continue to be engaged and encourage everyone to join us.

– Public comments due May 31st 2019

– Public hearing dates, click here

2018 Joint Stakeholder Position Statement

Villages at Vigneto

Tucson Audubon has been working extensively with local partners to hold El Dorado Holdings, developer of the proposed Villages at Vigneto, accountable to environmental regulations and the desert realities of the San Pedro River Valley. 2018 updates will be posted here and via Action Alert emails.

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Support future open space at the A-Mountain Landfill site

Santa Cruz River Flood Control 2018

A Pima County Flood Control project to remove 90,000 cubic yards of sediment begins the week of 4/30/18. The project should take between 4 – 6 weeks and aims to reduce flood risk to properties along the river. The first stretch of the project will work between Grant and Speedway. Tucson Audubon has been involved with discussions with Flood Control over protecting areas of native vegetation, avoiding nesting birds, and relocation species as needed. See the documents below for more information.

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Rosemont Mine

Tucson Audubon is extremely concerned about the proposed open pit copper mine called Rosemont Mint in the Santa Rita Mountains. The proposed mine would have a massive impact on the environment and surrounding communities from de-watering the aquifer, not only for the local area but for Tucson as well, to endangering the critical habitat for species.

EPA 2017 Comments on the latest Rosemont Mitigation Plan

– May 2018 TAS Letter to ACOE on Mitigation impacts to downstream properties including the Paton Center for Hummingbirds

Patagonia Mountains Mining

Both the ecology and economy of the Patagonia area are threatened by a number of large-scale mineral mining proposals from foreign-owned companies.

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Ban Neonicotinoids

Neonicotinoids (“neonics”) are nicotine-like insecticides that are contributing to the very alarming global decline of bees and other wildlife.

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Southline Powerline

Southline Transmission, LLC, proposes to construct, operate, and maintain a high-voltage power line in two segments totaling approximately 360 miles – spanning federal, state and private lands, including the Willcox Playa Globally Important Bird Area.

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SunZia Transmission Project

The SunZia Southwest Transmission project proposes two new parallel 500 kV transmission lines across 515 miles from Lincoln County, New Mexico, to Pinal County, Arizona.

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Development & Pollution

Pollution and development are some of the leading threats to wildlife, human health, safety and global security.

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Outdoor Cats

Household cats living outside exact a tremendous toll on birds and other wildlife in addition to increasing the risks to the cat’s life.

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Collision Hazards

Resident and migrating birds face many flight challenges such as windows on houses and taller buildings, wind turbines, and power lines.

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Advocating in Arizona: Request to Speak

The best way for citizens to voice opinions on these and other bills in this legislative session is to either 1) show up in person to relevant days in Phoenix (if you are interested in doing this please contact Nicole), OR 2) Call your own legislators or the sponsoring legislators, OR 3) sign up to ‘Request to Speak’ ONLINE. The online request to speak is the easiest option to submit comments on one or multiple bills.

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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

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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

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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