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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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April 2020

Border Wildlife Study Virtual Happy Hour

April 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a virtual happy hour on Tuesday, April 7, at 5:30 PM to celebrate Arizona Gives Day. Emily Burns, Program Director and lead scientist, will share an inside look at our new Border Wildlife Study and the diverse wildlife community our cameras are detecting. Join us and toast the amazing diversity of life in the Sky Islands!  Register Here Even as our communities shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19, the federal government is accelerating environmental destruction on our southern border.…

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May 2020

VIRTUAL COFFEE BREAK – A Stroll on the San Pedro River

May 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join Sky Island Alliance Executive Director, Louise Misztal, for a stroll down the San Pedro River — a ribbon of lush life in the heart of the Sky Island region. You'll see some cool critters, hear the relaxing sounds of flowing water, and learn fun facts about the river and the diversity of life that calls it home. And, hear the latest development in border wall construction across this vital wildlife corridor.   Register HERE

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June 2020

Sky Island Alliance Coffee Break: The Incredible Story of Jaguars in the Borderlands

June 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us on World Jaguar Day to celebrate majestic northern jaguars. Hear the latest updates on who's been spotted lately. Learn what organizations in Sonora and the southwestern U.S. are doing to provide jaguars with the connected open space they need to recover and thrive. We'll be hosting Turtle Southern from the Northern Jaguar Project, and Randy Serraglio from the Center for Biological Diversity. Register to watch the presentation live HERE

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Sky Island Coffee Break: The Next Generation of Sky Island Leaders

June 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm

La próxima generación de líderes en la conservación de las Islas del Cielo Register Here / Regístrese aquí  Join us for discussion of how Sky Island Alliance is building the next generation of leaders who will study, advocate for, and protect our shared region between the United States and Mexico. During this Coffee Break, we will share how our Sister Parks Project in collaboration with the National Park Service has led to the creation of a binational internship program for…

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July 2020

Sky Island Coffee Break: Seeking Sky Island Springs

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

Register Here Join the next Coffee Break with Sky Island Alliance staff Emily Burns and Sami Hammer to learn about how springs bring life to the Sky Island region and what it will take to save springs for generations. We will virtually tour springs in the U.S. and Mexico and share stories of how we combine science and stewardship to protect vital Sky Island waters.

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Sky Island Coffee Break: Be a Spring Seeker

July 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Register for the Webinar Here Calling all Sky Island volunteers and hikers! During this webinar, learn how to collect valuable information on the health of springs across the Sky Island region independently. Our staff will introduce you to our new Spring Seeker survey for your smartphone and guide you through the simple steps to complete the survey during your next hike. Your  Spring Seeker contributions will alert us to the conditions of springs and guide where we work to protect springs next. Join us to learn about this new exciting and socially-distant volunteer…

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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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