Tumamoc Hill: Sustaining Ecosystem Health Within The Urban Landscape

The overall purpose of this project is to promote sustainable biodiversity through research, education, and outreach. This research project consists of quantifying herpetofaunal (reptile and amphibian) biodiversity at Tumamoc Hill and other fragmented areas of Sonoran Desert habitat throughout Tucson. Because snakes, lizards, frogs, and toads are among the most important consumers and prey in Sonoran desert ecosystems, sustaining herpetofaunal biodiversity is vital to the health of desert ecosystems.  

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Tumamoc Hill, Coronado National Forest, Tucson, AZ 85745 (Project Location)

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Green Fund

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Environmental Arts and Humanities
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Urban Environment
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For more information, please contact greenguides@email.arizona.edu.