We are sad to announce that after 10 years of dedicated service at Sky Island Alliance, Jessica Moreno has decided to move on to new adventures on October 31. Many of you know Jessica from attending one of the dozens of tracking trainings she’s conducted in Arizona, New Mexico and Sonora, meeting her at one of the delightful talks she’s given about wildlife around the Sky Islands, or from her appearance in many natural history publications, newspaper articles, and on TV in Tucson.
Over the last 10 years, Jessica was an instrumental part of Sky Island Alliance’s work to build safe passages and protected corridors for wildlife. She engaged hundreds of local residents as citizen scientists to collect data that brought the construction of wildlife crossings to fruition in Pima County, verified the location of important wildlife linkages, and improved the outlook for many species in the Sky Islands—bears, ocelots, coati, and the myriad other wildlife we love.
Thanks to Jessica’s work over the years, Sky Island Alliance’s programing to protect wildlife and wildlife linkages is as strong as ever. “I’m happy to say that the program is ready and poised for the next great chapter,” Jessica said.
Please join us in celebrating Jessica’s time with Sky Island Alliance by sharing your memories, well-wishes, and thank yous here!