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January 2020

Saguaro Census Survey: 1-mile Hike January 10th @ Saguaro West

January 10 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730 United States
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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 vitality of the saguaro population. Sky Island Alliance is organizing 4 volunteer surveys this winter to help with their census. This survey will be a…

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Saguaro Census Survey: 3-mile Hike January 11th @ Saguaro West

January 11 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saguaro National Park East, 3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730 United States
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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 vitality of the saguaro population. Sky Island Alliance is organizing 4 volunteer surveys this winter to help with their census. This survey will be a…

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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: Jan 31 – Feb 2

January 31 @ 2:30 pm - February 2 @ 6:00 pm
Aravaipa Canyon – East Aravaipa, AZ 85543 United States + Google Map

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 of invasive periwinkle (Vinca major) throughout the canyon. During this trip we will continue our work to eradicate periwinkle from the riparian understory of the creek banks.…

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February 2020

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: February

February 28 @ 2:30 pm - March 1 @ 6:00 pm
Aravaipa Canyon – East Aravaipa, AZ 85543 United States + Google Map

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 of invasive periwinkle (Vinca major) throughout the canyon. During this trip we will continue our work to eradicate periwinkle from the riparian understory of the creek banks.…

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July 2020

Wilderness Springs Training

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 need to be surveyed and how to plan your Spring Survey field adventures. We’ll also review any questions about the Spring Seeker survey you may…

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Sky Island Coffee Break: Border Wildlife Study 90-Day Report

July 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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 insects that live along the rugged and scenic border. Wall construction is beginning this month on the eastern edge of our study site in the…

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Sky Island Coffee Break: Introduction to Zooniverse

July 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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 our staff wildlife biologist, and leave plenty of time for questions!  Register Here

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August 2020

Conservation in the Patagonia Mountains

August 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm

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 of these species and their unique habitats are threatened by mining activity and border wall construction. These actions are detrimental to species survival and cross-border…

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September 2020

Set Up Your Own Backyard Wildlife Camera

September 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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 it up for success. Spoiler alert, we are also going to show a lot of our favorite wildlife videos! Free to Join Click here to…

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Signs of Life—Forest Recovery After Fire

September 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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 take inspiration from nature’s resilience to recharge ourselves so that we can rise and meet the challenge of stewarding the lands we love through climate…

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