Regional Website Resources

Groups and resources in the region

  • Madrean Discovery Expeditions
    This virtual flora and fauna was created to serve as a gateway for the environmental research community, as well as the general public, to access and contribute to a growing collection of specimen records and observations. This database covers the same region as the Wild Sonora website.
  • Western Watershed Project
    To protect and restore western watersheds and wildlife through education, public policy initiatives and litigation.
  • Center for Biological Diversity
    Locally-based organization dedicated to conservation and protecting biological diversity.
  • Sky Island Alliance
    Environmental organization focused in the Sky Island region.
  • AZ Firescape
    Great description of our vegetation communities, and other info about our region, specifically related wildfire. 
  • Rainwater Harvesting
    Support healthy native landscapes, save water, lead a more sustainable life to support a healthy region.
  • Watershed Management Group
    Want to live more in harmony with your Sonoran environment? This is your group.
  • Mt. Graham Coalition
    Fighting cultural desecration and environmental destruction on Southern Arizona's tallest Sky Island.
  • Northern Jaguar Project
    Working to protect remaining Jaguars and important wildlands in eastern Sonora.
  • Naturalia
    Mexican based environmental NGO.
  • Peace Supplies
    Local alternative printed supplies and service... feral press.
  • Sierra Madre Alliance
    Fighting logging in the Sierra Madre, as well as the simultaneous eradication of traditional Tarahumara culture.
  • N-Gen
    Next Generation of Sonoran Desert Researchers (N-Gen) represents a renewed effort to create a multinational community of investigators across disciplines. N-Gen is about our collective work and implementing the ideas we generate together.
  • SierraRios
    Info on rivers, river running, and river conservation in Mexico and worldwide. Website with info, pictures, and stories from some of the wildest rivers in the world.
  • Go Light Outdoors
    Want to explore northwest Mexico by river... connect up with these experienced river runners to explore amazing wild rivers and canyons. 
  • Public lands fee program
    More insidious than you think, you should learn more.
  • Sky Jacobs
    Photography, art, and biocentrism in the southwest.
  • Aaron Flesch
    Natural history and science of Sonoran birds and much more.
  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
    A good resource for information about the region.
  • Cornell Lab - Macaulay Library
    Amazingly complete catalog of species audio recordings.
  • Stream Dynamics
    Restoring streams in the region through on-the-ground restoration techniques.
  • Tutuaca Mountain School
    Nonprofit on the Rio Tutuaca dedicated to conservation and sustainabilty offering educational programs and involved in restoration efforts.
  • Southeastern Arizona Wildflowers (Firefly Forest)
    Great resource for identifying flowers of the region.
  • Density gradient maps of native vascular plants (way cooler than it sounds!).
    Maps by family, genus, and a host of other criteria (by county). The biota of North America program
  • Public Lands ranching is the Waste of the West
    Book detailing the severe, extensive, and often overlooked abuse of the West's public lands.