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June 2021

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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July 2021

Sky Island Coffee Break: Exploring Monsoon Season and Current Weather Conditions with CLIMAS

July 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Register Here! How much do you know about our monsoon season? If you have questions about how it all works, including how to make sense of recent weather conditions and rain events, you won’t want to miss our next Sky Island Coffee Break! Join us on Thursday, July 29 at 9:30 a.m. Arizona Time/PDT to learn from Mike Crimmins and Ben McMahan, two researchers at the University of Arizona’s Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) program, about the basics of…

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August 2021

Aravaipa Canyon Planting and Vinca Removal: August 6 – 8

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - August 8 @ 6:00 pm
Aravaipa Canyon – East Aravaipa, AZ 85543 United States + Google Map

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. 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…

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Wildlife Tracking Field Day: August 14

August 14 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
King Canyon Trailhead, King Canyon Trailhead
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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Coffee Break: Seeking Springs in the Perimeter of the Bighorn Fire

August 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Register Here! Calling all Sky Island volunteers and hikers: Join us to learn how to collect data on our local springs. During this coffee break, you will learn how to collect information on the health of springs affected by the Bighorn Fire in the Santa Catalina Mountains (near Tucson, Arizona) using Sky Island Alliance’s Spring Seeker smartphone app. The app is simple to use on any hike.  Sky Island Alliance staff members Emily Burns and Sarah Truebe will also share information about regional springs, wildland fires,…

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Aravaipa Canyon Planting and Vinca Removal: August 27 – 29

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - August 29 @ 6:00 pm
Aravaipa Canyon – East Aravaipa, AZ 85543 United States + Google Map

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! THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has helped The Nature Conservancy in Aravaipa Canyon increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area for several years. Recently…

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September 2021

Sky Island Coffee Break: Introducción a Spring Seeker en Español

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

Register Here / Registrar Aquí ¡Únase a nosotros este jueves a las 9:30 a.m. Hora de Arizona / PDT para un Coffee Break de Sky Island en español sobre nuestro proyecto Spring Seeker! El asistente de SIA, Ángel García, le explicará cómo unirse a nosotros para aprender a recopilar datos de manantiales locales a través de nuestro proyecto Spring Seeker. Durante esta presentación, aprenderás a recopilar información sobre la salud de los manantiales en la región de las Islas del…

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Sky Island Coffee Break: Watershed Management Group—How Local Communities Restore and Track Tucson’s Flowing Rivers

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

Register Here / Registrar Aquí Join us on Thursday, September 16 at 9:30 a.m. Arizona Time/PDT to learn about two local water conservation projects hosted by our friends at the Watershed Management Group (WMG)! Our coffee break presenter, Lauren Monheim. Lauren Monheim, Program Manager for WMG’s River Run Network, will join us to share how communities in the Tucson area have helped restore Tucson’s heritage of flowing creeks and rivers. She will also talk about the Flow365 project, a community…

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October 2021

Sky Island Coffee Break: Stories of Water, Mountains, and a Jaguar in The Borderlands

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Register Here!   Our coffee break presenter, Ganesh Marin. In March 2021, University of Arizona researcher Ganesh Marin discovered a jaguar while looking through the photos taken by a remote camera trap in northern Sonora. This jaguar, a male named El Bonito, is a juvenile — and his presence has been widely celebrated by environmentalists, reminding us all of just how far this rare cat species is able to move and how close they are to the United States. Join…

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Sky Island Coffee Break: Introduction to FotoFauna

October 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Register Here! Join us at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 14 for a morning webinar packed with backyard wildlife. SIA Wildlife Specialist Meagan Bethel will walk you through how to join our wildlife monitoring network, Sky Island FotoFauna. During the hour, you’ll learn why FotoFauna is so important for monitoring the regional movements of wildlife species for conservation and how you can help grow our binational FotoFauna network of many volunteers and partners. Then, we’ll walk you through how to…

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