Large swaths of pristine desert land in western Maricopa County would remain unspoiled under a plan unveiled Wednesday. The Sonoran Desert Heritage Proposal would preserve recreational opportunities while protecting wildlife habitat and migration corridors.
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A broad and enthusiastic coalition of local leaders met Wednesday at the Wigwam Resort for the unveiling of the Sonoran Desert Heritage Proposal, an initiative aimed at planning for future development while preserving the Sonoran wilderness for future generations.
“This room is filled with an all-star cast of local leaders,” said Matt Skroch, executive director of the Arizona Wilderness Coalition. “This is an important milestone we’ve reached today.”
PHOENIX – The Department of Defense announced this week that Luke Air Force Base remains the preferred
location for the new F-35A Training Center. This is good news for Luke AFB,
good news for Arizona, and good news, in particular, for Glendale and the west
valley. Important considerations that give Luke an advantage over other
potential sites include its open space, potential for future growth, and easy
PHOENIX – In the newly introduced “Arizona Sonoran Desert Heritage Act of 2013,” Representative Raúl Grijalva (D-Dist. 3) seeks to preserve critical tracts west of Phoenix that serve as important wildlife and recreation areas, safeguard the viability of Luke Air Force Base and the Barry M. Goldwater Range, and protect environmental amenities to boost economic opportunities for West Valley communities.
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A broad coalition of communities, organizations, developers, military interests and citizens today unveiled a proposal to conserve and protect additional public lands in western Maricopa County. Called the Sonoran Desert Heritage Proposal, the conservation initiative requires action and approval by Congress.
PHOENIX - The Sonoran Desert Heritage conservation initiative-a broad coalition of communities, organizations, developers, military interests, and faith groups-is inviting the public to provide candid feedback on its proposal to conserve and protect additional public lands in western Maricopa County.
PHOENIX - A report released today by the Sonoran Institute and the Arizona Wilderness Coalition analyzes the critical relationship between land use and military installations in western Maricopa County and how conservation can help sustain Arizona's $9 billion military industry.