Field Notes

Maggie Trinkle

Adiós a Maggie Trinkle

November 30, 2022

Read in English Este noviembre, nuestra empleada de mucho tiempo, Maggie Trinkle, quien se desempeñó como directora de operaciones, se despidió de Sky Island Alliance. He tenido el maravilloso placer…
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Maggie Trinkle

Farewell to Maggie Trinkle

Leer en español This November our longtime employee Maggie Trinkle, who served as our chief operations officer, said goodbye to Sky Island Alliance. I’ve had the wonderful pleasure of working…
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A Fond Farewell to Georgina

April 7, 2022

This month we said a fond farewell to Georgina Waller as she sailed off into retirement. She first joined our staff in 2019 supporting fundraising work and we quickly realized…
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Reversing the Damage of the Border Wall: New Issues and New Resources

March 2, 2021

Although Biden’s presidential proclamation to pause wall construction was welcome news, it has not been the policy fix we had hoped for. In the Sky Island region, construction continued right up to and—in some locations like…
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A Lesson from the Bears

December 30, 2020

I appreciate closing the year with reflection on where I’ve been, where I’m going next, and what I’ve learned that I want to carry with me. Here at Sky Island…
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Finding Water in Chiricahua Mountains

August 24, 2020

In my time living in the Sky Islands, I’ve made a habit of seeking out any water source that’s just deep enough to plop down in and taking a dunk….
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The Environmental Hero Whose Name You May Not Know

July 21, 2020

Emma Fajardo, Community Engagement Manager at Sky Island Alliance kicked off our celebration of Latino Conservation Week on Monday with a blog post about her experiences as a Latina in…
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Destructive Border Wall Construction Accelerates in the Sky Islands

July 14, 2020

It’s been a difficult month in the borderlands, as COVID-19 cases soar in Arizona, and border wall construction continues at breakneck speed tearing through rugged, protected lands, and Native American sacred sites. Border wall construction is destroying large swaths of National Monuments, National Wildlife Refuges and…
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Celebrating Pride Month

June 23, 2020

Many of the faces, and facets of conservation and environmentalism in the U.S. are not visible or celebrated. When I look back on my own conservation biology studies, I remember the predominant focus on…
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A Time For Transformation

June 3, 2020

At Sky Island Alliance we deeply value the cultural diversity that is found in this shared region between the U.S. and Mexico. We work to protect and restore the diversity…
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