Field Notes

Snails of Arizona

February 22, 2022

Snails are an animal that takes me by surprise here in the desert. It seems like it wouldn’t be wet enough here for them to survive. It turns out, snails…
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Why We Study Springs and How You can Get Involved in Their Stewardship

November 18, 2021

Have you ever wondered why we spend so much time studying springs in the Sky Islands? In the arid parts of North America, and especially in the west, springs are…
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Whence Water Flows (aka The Different Types of Springs in the Sky Islands)

October 18, 2021

Have you ever wondered what a spring is?  Well, a spring is a place where groundwater is exposed or emerges at the surface. Springs are classified into two main categories — lentic and lotic — based on…
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Finding Springs to Protect and Restore in the Bighorn Fire Area of the Santa Catalina Mountains

September 7, 2021

One year after the colossal Bighorn Fire burned 120,000 acres in Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains, ecosystems are recovering. In these ecosystems, springs are a critical feature of the post-burn landscape and provide water for wildlife and opportunities for…
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Conoce a un miembro del personal: Sarah Truebe

August 19, 2021

Estamos encantados de darle la bienvenida a Sarah Truebe, nuestra nueva Gerente de Conservación de Hábitat de Sky Island Alliance. Sarah comienza en julio de 2021 y llega a nosotros…
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Meet an SIA Staff Member: Sarah Truebe

July 30, 2021

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Truebe, our new Habitat Conservation Manager, to Sky Island Alliance. Sarah started in July 2021 and comes to us with over two decades of…
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