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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.
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.
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.
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.
- Desert Food Plants and More - The Works of Richard Stephen Felger
Website with many regionally important works - focused on flora and ethnobotany