Volunteer Appreciation Party

Tucson Hop Shop 3230 N Dodge Blvd, Tucson, AZ, United States

It takes many hands to get our work done—and we want to show our appreciation for your contribution! Please join us for an evening of fun and community at Tucson Hop Shop. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Kevin Pakulis Band, and we’ll be distributing patches for the volunteers who contributed 50+ hours in...
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Border BioBlitz

Sky Island Alliance is participating in the 2018 Border BioBlitz, a one-day communal citizen-science effort to record as many species as possible along a 1-km stretch on each side of the U.S.-Mexico border. We’ll need your help to record information in iNaturalist, and a small group will be needed to help with springs assessments at...
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Watering Day in Bear Canyon

Colonia Verde Shopping Center NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join SIA staff in Bear Canyon for a day of habitat restoration! Our work will focus on watering native plants that we've recently installed - helping them to get established until the relief of the monsoon rains come!

Free

Watering and Weeding in Bear Canyon

Colonia Verde Shopping Center NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ, United States

If you've been working in Bear Canyon with us recently, you know that we have been working hard to remove invasive grasses from the allong the creek, and planting native plants that will benefit wildlife in our wake. Now we need to make sure our new additions to the canyon are able to get established! Come out and help us hold the space we've cleared of invasive fountain grass! 

Free

Citizen Science Day: Explore your data!

Sky Island Alliance Office 3127 N Cherry Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States

Have you been wanting to take your involvement in our Wildlife Linkage Program a step further and help us determine different ways of presenting and analyzing your wildlife tracking and camera data? We heard this interest at our March 1st Wildlife Stewards Meet-Up, so now is your chance!

Free

Tracking Tuesday

Sky Island Alliance Office 3127 N Cherry Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States

Our inaugural Tracking Tuesday volunteer get-together will be a chance for our current wildlife trackers to get questions answered, to review best practices for gathering data in the field, and to learn how they can use iNaturalist to improve our data set.

Free

Watering and Weeding in Bear Canyon-April 22

Colonia Verde Shopping Center NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ, United States

If you've been working in Bear Canyon with us recently, you know that we have been working hard to remove invasive grasses from the allong the creek, and planting native plants that will benefit wildlife in our wake. Now we need to make sure our new additions to the canyon are able to get established! Come out and help us hold the spaces we've cleared of invasive fountain grass and Bermuda grass! 

Free

Watering and Weeding in Bear Canyon-May 5

Colonia Verde Shopping Center NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ, United States

If you've been working in Bear Canyon with us recently, you know that we have been working hard to remove invasive grasses from the allong the creek, and planting native plants that will benefit wildlife in our wake. Now we need to make sure our new additions to the canyon are able to get established! Come out and help us hold the space we've cleared of invasive fountain grass! 

Free

Madrean Conference 2018

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson - Reid Park 445 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ, United States

Back by popular demand, this will be the fourth symposium on the biologically rich Sky Islands of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and adjacent Mexico. REGISTER ONLINE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT! The Biodiversity and Management of the Madrean Archipelago Conference (known as the Madrean Conference), is the premier regional event for sharing science and building...
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Watering and Weeding in Bear Canyon-May 19

Colonia Verde Shopping Center NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ, United States

If you've been working in Bear Canyon with us recently, you know that we have been working hard to remove invasive grasses from the allong the creek, and planting native plants that will benefit wildlife in our wake. Now we need to make sure our new additions to the canyon are able to get established! Come out and help us hold the space we've cleared of invasive fountain grass! 

Free

Southern Galiuro Pond Check-up – June 6

Come with us to check up on some native pond plantings and remove invasive cattails! SIA has partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Tom Biebighauser of Wetland Restoration and Training LLC to install ponds near the Muleshoe Ranch in the southern Galiuros to provide habitat for lowland leopard frogs, and potentially endangered...
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Free

Watering and Weeding in Bear Canyon-June 11

Colonia Verde Shopping Center NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join SIA staff in Bear Canyon for a day of habitat restoration! Our work will focus on watering native plants that we've recently installed - helping them to get established until the relief of the monsoon rains come!

The weather is hot and dry. and this job will entail carrying water for some distance to our waiting plants, so volunteers should be in good physical condition, and comfortable hiking over uneven terrain.

Free

Tracking Tuesday: June 12th

Sky Island Alliance Office 3127 N Cherry Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States

Our Tracking Tuesday volunteer get-together is a chance for our current wildlife trackers to get questions answered, to review best practices for gathering data in the field, and to learn how they can use iNaturalist to improve our data set.

Free

Gila Cliff Dwellings Hillside Restoration – June 14

Help us repopulate a burned hillside at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument with native plant species! Sky Island Alliance is teaming up with the National Park Service and Borderlands Restoration to restore a recently-burned slope near the main ruin loop at the Monument. Volunteers will be removing invasive plants that have moved into the site,...
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Free

San Pedro River Wet-Dry Mapping

Lower San Pedro Preserve Dudleyville, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance is putting together a team, or teams, to help out during The Nature Conservancy's annual wet-dry mapping of the San Pedro river. TNC coordinates this mapping annually, every 3rd Saturday of June with their local, industry, state and federal agency partners throughout the watershed. This year’s mapping is scheduled for Saturday, June 16th.

Free

Watering and Weeding in Bear Canyon-June 26

Colonia Verde Shopping Center NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join SIA staff in Bear Canyon for a day of habitat restoration! Our work will focus on watering native plants that we've recently installed - helping them to get established until the relief of the monsoon rains come!

The weather is hot and dry. and this job will entail carrying water for some distance to our waiting plants, so volunteers should be in good physical condition, and comfortable hiking over uneven terrain.

Free

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: June

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to remove the invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the understory of the creek banks. This work is part of our long-term goal of eradicating vinca from the entire canyon!

Free

Wilderness Waters: Chiricahuas Short Springs Backpack

Chiricahua Wilderness Chiricahua Mountains, AZ, United States

SIA has taken on a project to help the Coronado National Forest inventory and assess water resources in the Galiuro, Miller Peak, Rincon, Chiricahua, Mt. Wrightson, Pajarita, and Santa Teresa Wilderness Areas. This weekend, we will be working to assess springs and other water resources in the Chiricahua Wilderness.

Free

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: July

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to remove the invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the understory of the creek banks. This work is part of our long-term goal of eradicating vinca from the entire canyon!

Free

Wilderness Waters: Chiricahuas – Turkey Creek Springs

Chiricahua Wilderness Chiricahua Mountains, AZ, United States

SIA has taken on a project to help the Coronado National Forest inventory and assess water resources in the Galiuro, Miller Peak, Rincon, Chiricahua, Mt. Wrightson, Pajarita, and Santa Teresa Wilderness Areas. This weekend, we will be working to assess springs and other water resources in the Chiricahua Wilderness.

Free

Aravaipa Canyon Planting

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

We are running out to Aravaipa Canyon for a quick trip to install soil moisture monitors and to plant more native plants! We could really use the help of a couple more volunteers to get this work (especially the planting) done.

Free

Native Plantings at Ramsey Canyon Ponds

The Nature Conservancy Ramsey Canyon Preserve 27 E Ramsey Canyon Rd, Hereford, AZ, United States

SIA is partnering with The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve to install native plants around some newly created ponds. Many native animals are sure to benefit from this new habitat, and we want to jump start the revegetation process with some plants that will be beneficial to as many species as possible.

Free

Kartchner Caverns Planting and Erosion Control

Kartchner Caverns State Park 2980 AZ-90, Benson, AZ, United States

Join us for a weekend of restoration work at Kartchner Caverns State Park! Recently the park has re-routed some trails, and we will be working to manage erosion and to re-plant these sections with native species. This trip is free of charge and no experience is necessary.

Free

Wilderness Waters: Chiricahuas – Rucker and/or Price Canyon Springs Trip 1

Chiricahua Wilderness Chiricahua Mountains, AZ, United States

SIA has taken on a project to help the Coronado National Forest inventory and assess water resources in the Galiuro, Miller Peak, Rincon, Chiricahua, Mt. Wrightson, Pajarita, and Santa Teresa Wilderness Areas. This weekend, we will be working to assess springs and other water resources in the Chiricahua Wilderness.

Free

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: August

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to remove the invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the understory of the creek banks. This work is part of our long-term goal of eradicating vinca from the entire canyon!

Free

Walnut Collection Trip

Madera Village Shopping Center 9095 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join us for a day of collecting walnuts in Bear Canyon! Walnuts are especially important because they provide food for the Santa Catalina gray squirrel, a sub-species of the Arizona gray squirrel that seems to be less common than it used to be due to habitat changes and competition with the introduced Abert's squirrel. The seeds we collect will be grown out to be re-planted in Bear Canyon, and other nearby canyons.

Free

Wilderness Waters: Chiricahua – Rucker and/or Price Canyon Springs Trip 2

Chiricahua Wilderness Chiricahua Mountains, AZ, United States

SIA has taken on a project to help the Coronado National Forest inventory and assess water resources in the Galiuro, Miller Peak, Rincon, Chiricahua, Mt. Wrightson, Pajarita, and Santa Teresa Wilderness Areas. This weekend, we will be working to assess springs and other water resources in the Chiricahua Wilderness.

Free

Bear Canyon: Planting for Pollinators

Colonia Verde Shopping Center NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ, United States

Spend a day with us in beautiful Bear Canyon. We have been working to create a healthier habitat for pollinators and other wildlife in Bear Canyon by removing fountain grass to make way for native plants. Today will be all about planting beautiful flowering plants in areas that we have cleared!

Free

Wilderness Waters: Chiricahuas – Portal Springs

Chiricahua Wilderness Chiricahua Mountains, AZ, United States

SIA has taken on a project to help the Coronado National Forest inventory and assess water resources in the Galiuro, Miller Peak, Rincon, Chiricahua, Mt. Wrightson, Pajarita, and Santa Teresa Wilderness Areas. This weekend, we will be working to assess springs and other water resources in the Chiricahua Wilderness.

Free

Wilderness Waters: Springs – Turkey Creek

Chiricahua Wilderness Chiricahua Mountains, AZ, United States

SIA has taken on a project to help the Coronado National Forest inventory and assess water resources in the Galiuro, Miller Peak, Rincon, Chiricahua, Mt. Wrightson, Pajarita, and Santa Teresa Wilderness Areas. This weekend, we will be working to assess springs and other water resources in the Turkey creek area of the Chiricahua Wilderness.

For these assessments, no special skills are necessary, but we are looking for strong hikers, and tracking skills, plant identification skills, invertebrate identification skills can be helpful. Prior spring assessment training or experience is preferred, but not required.

Free

Sabino and Bear Canyon Invasives Pull: September

Colonia Verde Shopping Center NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join us for a day of removing invasive grasses from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area!

We will be meeting at the South end of the Safeway parking lot on the NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon Rds. Access to our work area on the National Forest is restricted, so we will need to carpool into the canyon in as few vehicles as possible.

Free

San Pedro Rapid Spring Surveys: Sept 11

Sky Island Alliance Office 3127 N Cherry Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States

Come join us for a daytrip somewhere on the Coronado National Forest in the San Pedro watershed. Exact location TBD. We'll be spending just a short amount of time at each site, and trying to get to as many springs and tanks as possible. Spring assessments experience is preferred, but not required. Hiking will vary - it could be on or off trail, for various distances. 4WD vehicles a plus.

Free

Aravaipa Canyon Planting and Vinca Removal: September

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to remove the invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the understory of the creek banks and we will plant islands of native vegetation as well. This work is part of our long-term goal of eradicating vinca from the entire canyon!

Free

San Pedro Rapid Spring Surveys: Sept 18

Sky Island Alliance Office 3127 N Cherry Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States

Come join us for a daytrip somewhere on the Coronado National Forest in the San Pedro watershed. Exact location TBD. We'll be spending just a short amount of time at each site, and trying to get to as many springs and tanks as possible. Spring assessments experience is preferred, but not required. Hiking will vary - it could be on or off trail, for various distances. 4WD vehicles a plus.

Free

Wilderness Waters: Chiricahuas – Cave Creek Backpack

Chiricahua Wilderness Chiricahua Mountains, AZ, United States

This will be a backpacking trip to assess some springs in the Chiricahua Wilderness.
For these assessments, no special skills are necessary, but we are looking for strong hikers, and tracking skills, plant identification skills, invertebrate identification skills can be helpful. Prior spring assessment training or experience is preferred, but not required.

Free

National Public Lands Day 2018

Colonia Verde Shopping Center NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join us for National Public Lands Day as we remove invasive grasses from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area!

We will be meeting at the South end of the Safeway parking lot on the NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon Rds. Access to our work area on the National Forest is restricted, so we will need to carpool into the canyon in as few vehicles as possible.

Free

Aravaipa Canyon Planting: West Side!

Aravaipa Canyon - West Painted Cave Allotment, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. This trip will mark the first restoration project we have done on the West end of the canyon! Join us as we plant islands of pollen and nectar bearing plants to increase the diversity and availability of resources for our pollinator friends.

Free

Gila Cliff Dwellings Seed Collection and Invasives Removal

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Glenwood, NM, United States

Sky Island Alliance is teaming up with the National Park Service and Borderlands Restoration to restore a recently-burned slope near the main ruin loop at the Monument. Volunteers will be removing invasive plants that have moved into the site, and collecting new seed that can be grown out for future plantings in the park. The slope sits just above the riparian zone of the scenic Gila River and our efforts are essential to make sure these fragile soils are not lost via erosion.

Free

Sabino and Bear Canyon Invasives Pull: October

Colonia Verde Shopping Center NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join us for a day of removing invasive grasses from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area!

We will be meeting at the South end of the Safeway parking lot on the NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon Rds. Access to our work area on the National Forest is restricted, so we will need to carpool into the canyon in as few vehicles as possible.

Free

Fall Wildlife Tracking Workshop 2018

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Join us for a four-day get-away in a spectacular Sky Island setting with Sky Island Alliance staff for our renowned wildlife tracking workshop! Participants gain hands-on field instruction and theory in a variety of skills and techniques for monitoring wildlife in a non-invasive manner.

$195 – $295

Sabino and Bear Canyon Invasives Pull: November

Colonia Verde Shopping Center NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join us for a day of removing invasive grasses from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area!

We will be meeting at the South end of the Safeway parking lot on the NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon Rds. Access to our work area on the National Forest is restricted, so we will need to carpool into the canyon in as few vehicles as possible.

Free

Wilderness Waters: Powers Garden Backpack

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wilderness-waters-powers-garden-backpack-registration-50879867052 DESCRIPTION IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE A BACKPACK WITH SKY ISLAND ALLIANCE PREVIOUSLY, PLEASE CHECK WITH SAMI (CONTACT INFO BELOW) BEFORE REGISTERING!!! That said, the Galiuros are really beautiful to get out in, so come join us! As part of Sky Island Alliance's work to collect water rights validations for the Forest, we...
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Galiuro or Huachuca Rapid Water Survey

Come join us for a daytrip somewhere on the Coronado National Forest in the San Pedro watershed. We'll be spending just a short amount of time at each site, and trying to get to as many springs and tanks as possible. Spring assessments experience is preferred, but not required. Hiking will vary - it could be on or off trail, for various distances. 4WD vehicles a plus.

Free

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: January

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

During this trip we are continuing our work to eradicate invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the riparian understory of the creek banks. This will require digging and fastidious removal of vegetative material and roots with tools provided by Sky Island Alliance.

Free

Wilderness Waters: Kennedy Peak Car Camp

Galiuro Mountains AZ, United States

As part of Sky Island Alliance's work to collect water rights validations for the Forest, we are doing a weekend dayhike to reach an old dam. We tried this in December, but changed our plans due to the weather. Let's hope this time works out!

Bear Canyon Fountain Grass Pull

Join us for a day of removing invasive grasses from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area as we take part in Tucson's annual Save Our Saguaros event!

Free

“Springs” Break Backpack

Galiuro Mountains AZ, United States

For several years Sky Island Alliance has been working to document springs and their surrounding ecosystems in the Sky Islands. We are planning a backpacking expedition into the Galiuro Mountains, one of the least documented of the Arizona Sky Islands, from March 2-8 to continue our springs assessments and water rights validations for the Forest Service. Due to the current government shutdown, there are still some particulars that need to be determined before everything is entirely nailed down (for instance the dates could shift a day or two), but we want to start getting interested folks in the loop.

Free

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: March

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

We had to reschedule our February vinca pulling trip due to sloppy wet roads in the canyon, so you get another chance to go out to this amazingly beautiful place. Join us as we work to clear vinca right along the banks of Aravaipa Creek! We will be wading in and out of the water throughout each day; getting dirty and getting wet. This work is part of our long-term goal of removing vinca from the entire canyon!

Free

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: Memorial Day Weekend

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Join us for a long weekend in beautiful Aravaipa Canyon. During this trip we are continuing our work to eradicate the invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the riparian understory of the creek banks. This will require digging and fastidious removal of vegetative material and roots with tools provided by Sky Island Alliance.

Free

National Public Lands Day 2019

Colonia Verde Shopping Center NE corner of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon, Tucson, AZ, United States

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Sky Island Alliance as we remove invasive grasses from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area!

Free

Fall Wildlife Tracking Workshop: 2019

The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse 40926-40928 Aravaipa Canal, Willcox, United States

Join us for a four-day get-away in a spectacular Sky Island setting with Sky Island Alliance staff and regional guest experts. Participants gain hands-on field instruction and theory in a variety of wildlife tracking skills and techniques.

$195 – $295

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: November

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Join us as we work to ramp up our efforts to address the threat of invasive periwinkle (Vinca major) throughout the canyon.

Free

Saguaro Census Survey: 3-mile Hike December 7th @ Saguaro East

Saguaro National Park East 3693 S Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join Sky Island Alliance in helping Saguaro National Park with their 2020 saguaro census! This will be a longer hike in Saguaro East Please Register on our Eventbrite Page About the Event: Saguaro National Park conducts a saguaro census every 10 years using citizen science. This effort is to help determine the health and vitality...
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Saguaro Census Survey: 1-mile Hike December 10th @ Saguaro East

Saguaro National Park East 3693 S Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join Sky Island Alliance in helping Saguaro National Park with their 2020 saguaro census! This will be a shorter hike in Saguaro East Please Register on our Eventbrite Page About the Event: Saguaro National Park conducts a saguaro census every 10 years using citizen science. This effort is to help determine the health and vitality...
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Saguaro Census Survey: 1-mile Hike January 10th @ Saguaro West

Saguaro National Park East 3693 S Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join Sky Island Alliance in helping Saguaro National Park with their 2020 saguaro census! This will be a shorter hike in Saguaro West Click Here Register on our Eventbrite Page About the Event: Saguaro National Park conducts a saguaro census every 10 years using citizen science. This effort is to help determine the health and...
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Saguaro Census Survey: 3-mile Hike January 11th @ Saguaro West

Saguaro National Park East 3693 S Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ, United States

Join Sky Island Alliance in helping Saguaro National Park with their 2020 saguaro census! This will be a longer hike in Saguaro West Click Here Register on our Eventbrite Page About the Event: Saguaro National Park conducts a saguaro census every 10 years using citizen science. This effort is to help determine the health and...
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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: Jan 31 – Feb 2

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Come join us January 31st to February 2nd in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve! TO REGISTER CLICK HERE! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've been working on addressing the threat...
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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: February

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Come join us February 28th to March 1st in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve! TO REGISTER CLICK HERE! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've been working on addressing the threat...
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Wilderness Springs Training

Register Here Did you know that springs on U.S. Forest Service land might not be protected unless they are surveyed to validate the water rights? Come learn more about our new Spring Seeker survey and how you can help survey wilderness spring this summer in Coronado National Forest! We'll cover topics including which wilderness areas...
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Sky Island Coffee Break: Border Wildlife Study 90-Day Report

Register for the Zoom Link Here Join us as we share new results from the first 90 days of our Border Wildlife Study documenting species in the path of the border wall. Since March 9, 2020, our 60-camera array along 34 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border recorded a huge diversity of mammals, birds, reptiles, and...
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Sky Island Coffee Break: Introduction to Zooniverse

Are you an expert birder? Amateur mammal enthusiast? Excited to learn more about the diverse wildlife species of the Sky Islands?  Come join us to hear about our new community science projects on the Zooniverse platform where you can see photos from our wildlife cameras and help us with species identification. We’ll walk through the platform, include tips from...
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Conservation in the Patagonia Mountains

Join a discussion with Patagonia Area Resource Alliance (PARA)—one of Sky Island Alliance's Border Wildlife Study partners—to learn about wildlife conservation efforts in Arizona's Patagonia Mountains. For nearly a decade, PARA has collected camera data to document the incredible diversity of flora and fauna species that live within the mountains' canyons and corridors. However, many...
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Set Up Your Own Backyard Wildlife Camera

If you want to see animals roam through your own corner of the Sky Islands 24/7, learn how to set up a wildlife camera in your own backyard. Join us for this virtual Coffee Break to learn Sky Island Alliance tips and tricks for choosing the right camera for your interest and how to set...
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Signs of Life—Forest Recovery After Fire

Join us for this Coffee Break to find hope in the ashes after wildfire. Across the west, fires are burning in a multitude of forests this year. We will discuss how different forest types recover after burning, from the Sky Island pine forests of the Southwest to the coast redwood forests of California. We will...
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Wilderness Waters: October Spring Surveys

Join a SIA staff member OR another volunteer in the field for a physically-distanced spring survey! Did you know that springs on U.S. Forest Service land might not be protected unless they are surveyed to validate the water rights? Come learn how to use our new Spring Seeker to survey wilderness springs and other waters...
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Evaluation of Water Sources in Sonora’s Sky Islands / Evaluación de fuentes de agua natural en las Islas del Cielo de Sonora

Register Here Join us on October 1, 2020 at 9:30am MST for a conversation with UNISIERRA undergraduate and Sky Island Alliance intern, Angel Octavio Garcia Godinez, about the results of his Spring Seeker survey project in Sonora, MX this summer. Angel surveyed more than 40 springs with his family, dramatically increasing our knowledge of springs in the area and came...
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Introduction to Sky Island FotoFauna

Register Here Do you have a backyard wildlife camera and want to contribute your photos to help monitor wildlife movement? Join us for this Coffee Break to learn all about our new volunteer wildlife monitoring network across the Sky Island region—FotoFauna. We’ll explain how to complete a monthly checklist of important indicator species from your...
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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: Dec 18 – 20

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Ready to safely get out of the house? Come join us December 18th – 20th  in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve!  TO REGISTER CLICK HERE! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've been working on...
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Winter Spring Seeker Surveys

AZ, United States

  JOIN A GROUP IN THE FIELD FOR A PHYSICALLY-DISTANCED SPRING SURVEY! Thanks to our amazing community of volunteers and partners, we visited over 220 springs and other water sources in the Sky Island Region in 2020! With your help we were able to survey springs we've been monitoring for years, visit springs we'd never...
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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: Feb 19 – 21

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Ready to safely get out of the house? Come join us February 19th – 21st  in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve!  TO REGISTER CLICK HERE! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've been working on...
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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: March 5 – 7

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Ready to safely get out of the house? Come join us March 5th – 7th  in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve!  TO REGISTER CLICK HERE! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've been working on...
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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: March 19 – 21

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Ready to safely get out of the house? Come join us March 19th – 21st  in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve!  TO REGISTER CLICK HERE! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've been working on...
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2021 Border BioBlitz/BioBlitz de la Frontera 2021

U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

HELP US RECORD AS MANY SPECIES AS POSSIBLE ALONG THE U.S.-Mexico border The 2021 Border BioBlitz is happening in April this year! This is a community science effort to record as many species as possible along the U.S.-Mexico border. Sky Island Alliance, in collaboration with Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers and many other organizations, invite...
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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: April 16 – 18

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Ready to safely get out of the house? Come join us April 16th – 18th in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve!  TO REGISTER CLICK HERE! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've been working on...
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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: May 7 – 9

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Ready to safely get out of the house? Come join us May 7th – 9th in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve!  TO REGISTER CLICK HERE! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've been working on...
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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: May 28 – 31 [Memorial Day Weekend]

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Ready to safely get out of the house? Come join us May 28th – 31st in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve!  TO REGISTER CLICK HERE! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've been working on...
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Wildlife Tracking Field Day: June 19

Brown Mountain Trail Picnic Area and Trailhead Brown Mountain Trail, Tucson, AZ, AZ, United States

Register Here! Calling Sky Island Alliance trackers: let's practice our skills, discuss current projects, and find cool tracks and sign. About this event Join us for a morning of looking for wildlife tracks and sign! Sky island Alliance has launched a new project: 1,000 Cats. We are looking to amass 1,000 observations of wild cats...
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Aravaipa Canyon Planting and Vinca Removal: August 6 – 8

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Register Here! About this event: Ready to safely get out of the house? Come join us August 6th – 8th in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area....
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Wildlife Tracking Field Day: August 14

King Canyon Trailhead King Canyon Trailhead, Tucson, AZ, AZ, United States

Register Here! Calling Sky Island Alliance trackers: let's practice our skills, discuss current projects, and find cool tracks and sign. About this event Join us for a morning of looking for wildlife tracks and sign! Sky island Alliance has launched a new project: 1,000 Cats. We are looking to amass 1,000 observations of wild cats...
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Aravaipa Canyon Planting and Vinca Removal: August 27 – 29

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Please note: We have changed the dates from August 20-22 to August 27-29 to accommodate more volunteers and their schedules. We would love to have you on these dates if they work for you! Register Here! Ready to safely get out of the house? Come join us August 27th – 29th in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve!...
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Join the Sky Island FotoFauna Project: October 2021

Explore the FotoFauna Project! In October, join Sky Island FotoFauna — a growing network of wildlife cameras that observe the presence, absence, and seasonal movements of wildlife species throughout the binational Sky Island region. What is FotoFauna? FotoFauna is a volunteer project operated entirely by local communities: schools, families, agencies, and nonprofits who are passionate...
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Survey a Sky Island Spring: Fall 2021

AZ, United States

JOIN US IN THE FIELD FOR A FUN & NATURE-FILLED SPRING SURVEY! Thanks to our amazing community of volunteers and partners, we visited over 220 springs and other water sources in the binational Sky Island region in 2020 and over 240 springs so far in 2021! With your help, we've been able to survey springs we've been...
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Southern Galiuro Erosion Control Structures: November 19 – 21

Southern Galiuros 32.410840, -110.270995

Register Here! Join Sky Island Alliance for a single day trip OR a weekend-long volunteer trip as we install rock structures on a formerly overgrazed property in the Galiuro Mountains. ABOUT: Sky Island Alliance has partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to install erosion control structures near the Muleshoe Ranch in the southern...
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Join the Sky Island FotoFauna Project: December 2021

Explore the FotoFauna Project! In December, join Sky Island FotoFauna — a growing network of wildlife cameras that observe the presence, absence, and seasonal movements of wildlife species throughout the binational Sky Island region. What is FotoFauna? FotoFauna is a volunteer project operated entirely by local communities: schools, families, agencies, and nonprofits who are passionate...
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Southern Galiuro Erosion Control Structures: December 3 – 5

Southern Galiuros 32.410840, -110.270995

Register Here! Join Sky Island Alliance for a single day trip OR a weekend-long volunteer trip as we install rock structures on a formerly overgrazed property in the Galiuro Mountains. ABOUT: Sky Island Alliance has partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to install erosion control structures near the Muleshoe Ranch in the southern...
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Join the Sky Island FotoFauna Project: January 2021

Explore the FotoFauna Project! This January, make watching wildlife your New Year's resolution! Join Sky Island FotoFauna — a growing network of wildlife cameras — and help us observe the presence, absence, and seasonal movements of wildlife species throughout the binational Sky Island region. What is FotoFauna? FotoFauna is a volunteer project operated entirely by...
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Survey a Sky Island Spring: Winter 2022

AZ, United States

JOIN US IN THE FIELD FOR A FUN & NATURE-FILLED SPRING SURVEY! Thanks to our amazing community of volunteers and partners, we visited over 220 springs and other water sources in the binational Sky Island region in 2020 and 322 total springs in 2021! With your help, we've been able to survey springs we've been...
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Join the Sky Island FotoFauna Project: February 2022

Explore the FotoFauna Project Join our wildlife-watching fun & learn more about the species that live in your neighborhood! By joining Sky Island FotoFauna — a growing network of wildlife cameras — you'll help us observe the presence, absence, and seasonal movements of wildlife species throughout the binational Sky Island region. What is FotoFauna? FotoFauna...
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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: March 11 – 13

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Register Here! Ready to get out of the house? Come join us March 11th – 13th in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've teamed up...
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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: April 1 – 3

Aravaipa Canyon - East Aravaipa, AZ, United States

Register Here! Ready to get out of the house? Come join us April 1st - 3rd in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. Recently we've teamed up...
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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

Aravaipa Canyon - East / The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse Klondyke, AZ

Join us for another volunteer camping trip in the beautiful Aravaipa Canyon Preserve. We'll be continuing work to remove invasive vinca along the banks of the creek.

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

Aravaipa Canyon - East / The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse Klondyke, AZ

Join us for another volunteer camping trip in the beautiful Aravaipa Canyon Preserve. We'll be continuing work to remove invasive vinca along the banks of the creek.

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

Aravaipa Canyon - East / The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse Klondyke, AZ

Join us for another volunteer camping trip in the beautiful Aravaipa Canyon Preserve. We'll be continuing work to remove invasive vinca along the banks of the creek.

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

Aravaipa Canyon - East / The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse Klondyke, AZ

Come join us for one of our last volunteer camping weekends in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve as we finish this round in our fight against invasive vinca!

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

Aravaipa Canyon - East / The Nature Conservancy Guesthouse Klondyke, AZ

Come join us for one of our last volunteer camping weekends in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve as we finish this round in our fight against invasive vinca!

Road Decommissioning in the Huachucas

Montezuma Pass Cochise County, Arizona

Join SIA as we physically decommission closed roads in the southern foothills of the Huachuca Mountains. We'll be camouflaging roads with rocks and woody debris, reseeding native plants, building erosion-control structures, and installing signs to notify the public about closures. We'll be camping overnight, but day-trippers are also welcome.