Field Notes

Big Win for Wildlife in Northern Mexico

October 25, 2019

In early October, legislation to make wildlife crossings mandatory for roads in Sonora, MX was unanimously passed into state law by Sonoran Congress. This is the first state law of its kind and means that roads like Highway 2, a major highway that parallels the US-MX border in Sonora, will have public policy support to…
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How Trump’s Border Wall Could Block the Most Exciting Wildlife Comeback in North America

September 28, 2017

Jaguars are reappearing in the Southwest. A border wall would put an end to that.

Oracle Road Wildlife Crossing Dedication, Tour and Celebration

May 10, 2016

Come join us for a celebration and very special opportunity to tour the new wildlife bridge and underpass crossings near Catalina State Park. Volunteers needed to help with the event, and all are welcome to attend.

Oracle Road Wildlife Bridge

October 23, 2015

Join us as we put the finishing touches on the new native plant buffer between the Santa Catalina Catholic Church and the new wildlife bridge! We will be installing a few more plants, spreading seeds, and moving rocks around to maximize water harvesting opportunities.

Oracle Road Wildlife Crossing – Planting Day!

October 17, 2015

There is a new wildlife bridge just north of Tucson that crosses Oracle Road to connect the Tortolita Mountains with the Santa Catalina Mountains. We are working with the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, the Tucson Audubon Society to install native plants on the southeast side of the wildlife crossing at the Santa Catalina Catholic Church.

Oracle Road Wildlife Crossing – Planting Day!

October 16, 2015

There is a new wildlife bridge just north of Tucson that crosses Oracle Road to connect the Tortolita Mountains with the Santa Catalina Mountains. We are working with the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, the Tucson Audubon Society to install native plants on the southeast side of the wildlife crossing at the Santa Catalina Catholic Church.

Desert tortoise found crossing the new Oracle Rd wildlife underpass. Photo (c) 2015 Jesse Espinoza & Granite Construction.

Tortoise Interrupts Construction Workers to use New Wildlife Underpass

October 15, 2015

This tortoise is the first animal to use the Oracle Road wildlife crossing – and they haven’t even finished building it yet.

Oracle Road Wildlife Crossing – Planting Day!

There is a new wildlife bridge just north of Tucson that crosses Oracle Road to connect the Tortolita Mountains with the Santa Catalina Mountains. We are working with the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, the Tucson Audubon Society to install native plants on the southeast side of the wildlife crossing at the Santa Catalina Catholic Church.