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April 2021

Sky Island Coffee Break: A Semester with Round River Conservation Studies

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Register Here Six university students from around the U.S. spent their spring semester studying the flora and fauna of the Sky Islands region as part of Round River Conservation Studies, an organization dedicated to teaching gap-year students about sustainable and community-friendly conservation strategies. Throughout the semester, these six students partnered with Sky Island Alliance staff to learn about the natural history of this region and help us collect data for various ecology research projects, including Spring Seeker, Sky Island FotoFauna,…

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May 2021

Burned Area Rehabilitation at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

May 3 @ 7:00 am - May 6 @ 3:30 pm
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Refuge Entrance Rd
Sasabe, AZ 85633 United States
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Free

Help create wildlife habitat by planting in an area of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge that was recently scarred by fire.

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Sky Island Coffee Break: A Big Year on the Border—Year 1 Border Wildlife Study Results

May 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Register Here Since March 2020, our Border Wildlife Study cameras have documented ecological and environmental change along 30 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. With our species count at 109 species, we now are seeing patterns emerge across the landscape, showing where mammals and birds are most active.   During this webinar, you’ll learn how the wildlife community is distributed across the San Rafael Valley, Patagonia Mountains, and Huachuca Mountain foothills. We'll also discuss how this landscape is frequented by cattle, humans, and light pollution from border towns and the wall.   Tune in on May 6 at…

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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: May 7 – 9

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - May 9 @ 6:00 pm
Aravaipa Canyon – East Aravaipa, AZ 85543 United States + Google Map

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 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…

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Sky Island Coffee Break: How to Identify Wildlife on Your Trail Cameras

May 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Register Here Do you have a wildlife camera at home? Want to learn how to better identify the species detected in your backyard? Species identification is a great skill to have, especially if you enjoy getting involved in citizen science projects like Sky Island FotoFauna or local BioBlitz events. In this online workshop, you’ll join SIA Wildlife Specialist Meagan Bethel as she covers how to identify common species seen on cameras in the Sky Island region—with a special emphasis on…

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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: May 28 – 31 [Memorial Day Weekend]

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - May 31 @ 6:00 pm
Aravaipa Canyon – East Aravaipa, AZ 85543 United States + Google Map

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 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…

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June 2021

Sky Island Coffee Break: Introducción a FotoFauna

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

Registrar Aquí ¡Únase a nosotros a las 9:30 a.m. PDT / Hora de Arizona para un Sky Island Coffee Break repleto de vida silvestre! El becario de SIA, Miguel Francisco Enríquez Galaz, le explicará cómo unirse a nuestra red de monitoreo de vida silvestre, Sky Island FotoFauna. Durante la hora, aprenderá por qué FotoFauna es tan importante para monitorear los movimientos estacionales de especies de vida silvestre para la conservación y cómo puede ayudar a hacer crecer nuestra red binacional de…

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Conservation in Review: What We’re Working on in Sonora, Mexico

June 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm

Register Here More than half of the Sky Islands are found in Mexico. It is a vast region of peaks, ridges, valleys, and canyons where tropical species such as coati, javelina, ocelot, and jaguar have their northern most stronghold. It is also a place of great historical and cultural richness that faces serious environmental and socio-economic challenges, as well as many opportunities. Please join us on Thursday, June 17th at 9:30 a.m. Arizona Time/PDT for an engaging and informative overview…

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Wildlife Tracking Field Day: June 19

June 19 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Brown Mountain Trail Picnic Area and Trailhead, Brown Mountain Trail
Tucson, AZ, AZ 85717 United States
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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 throughout the Sky Islands, especially in areas at risk from development, highways, and the border wall. Over the next few months, we will be planning…

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Bobcats in Tucson—A Study of Cats Living in the Urban/Wildlands Interface of the Tucson Mountains

June 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Register Here! Did you know there are bobcats in Tucson? There are—and we’re here to tell you all about them.  On June 24 at 9:30 a.m. PDT, join Sky Island Alliance and Bobcats in Tucson for a coffee break on large cats! Wildlife biologist Cheryl Mollohan will discuss the study Bobcats in Tucson is conducting on bobcats living along the urban and wildlands interface of the city. This discussion will cover the cat family in general and focus on what Bobcats in Tucson has learned from their radio-collared…

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