Track the Jaguars at ArtTrails Open Studios

Open Studios: Patricia Frederick 6202 W Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance board member and local artist Pat Frederick created these two beautiful, life-size metal sculptures of Macho B and Corazon to raise awareness for the plight of jaguars in Arizona and Northern Mexico. Don't miss this chance to see them for yourself—and chat with the artist! They will be showing for two days...
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Track the Jaguars at ArtTrails Open Studios

Open Studios: Patricia Frederick 6202 W Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance board member and local artist Pat Frederick created these two beautiful, life-size metal sculptures of Macho B and Corazon to raise awareness for the plight of jaguars in Arizona and Northern Mexico. Don't miss this chance to see them for yourself—and chat with the artist! They will be showing for two days...
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Track the Jaguars at Heart of Tucson Art Open Studios

Tucson Jewish Community Center 3800 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance board member and local artist Pat Frederick created two beautiful, life-size metal sculptures of Macho B and Corazon to raise awareness for the plight of jaguars in Arizona and Northern Mexico. Don't miss this chance to see them for yourself! The Spirit of Macho B will be showing in the JCC Sculpture...
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Track the Jaguars at Heart of Tucson Art Open Studios

Tucson Pastel Society 2447 N Los Altos Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance board member and local artist Pat Frederick created two beautiful, life-size metal sculptures of Macho B and Corazon to raise awareness for the plight of jaguars in Arizona and Northern Mexico. Don't miss this chance to see them for yourself—and chat with the artist! Spirit of Corazon will be showing at The...
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Track the Jaguars at Heart of Tucson Art Open Studios

Tucson Jewish Community Center 3800 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance board member and local artist Pat Frederick created two beautiful, life-size metal sculptures of Macho B and Corazon to raise awareness for the plight of jaguars in Arizona and Northern Mexico. Don't miss this chance to see them for yourself! The Spirit of Macho B will be showing in the JCC Sculpture...
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Track the Jaguars at Heart of Tucson Art Open Studios

Tucson Pastel Society 2447 N Los Altos Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance board member and local artist Pat Frederick created two beautiful, life-size metal sculptures of Macho B and Corazon to raise awareness for the plight of jaguars in Arizona and Northern Mexico. Don't miss this chance to see them for yourself—and chat with the artist! The Spirit of Corazon will be showing at...
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Track the Jaguars at Originate’s Grand Re-Opening

Originate Natural Building Materials 948 N. Main Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance board member and local artist Pat Frederick created these two beautiful, life-size metal sculptures of Macho B and Corazon to raise awareness for the plight of jaguars in Arizona and Northern Mexico. Don't miss this chance to see them for yourself. They will be making a special appearance at the Grand Re-Opening...
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Track the Jaguars at The Great American West Art Show

Settlers West Gallery 6420 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance board member and local artist Pat Frederick created these two beautiful, life-size metal sculptures of Macho B and Corazon to raise awareness for the plight of jaguars in Arizona and Northern Mexico. Don't miss this chance to see them for yourself. They will be making a special appearance at the Great American...
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Give a Little, Gift a Lot event at Summit Hut

Summit Hut - Speedway Blvd 5251 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ, United States

Sky Island Alliance is honored to be a beneficiary of Patagonia's Give a Little, Gift a Lot campaign! Join us at Summit Hut's Speedway location for an evening with your favorite local nonprofits. There will beer, wine, and snacks on offer, and you can help us get a cut of $20,000 that Patagonia is giving...
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Noche del Espiritu Jaguar – Night of the Jaguar Spirits

Tap + Bottle North 7254 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ, United States

Come celebrate the Spirit of the Jaguar with us! Join us for an evening of fun and community at Tap+Bottle North (NE corner of Ina and Oracle) for a Dia de los Muertos celebration. We want to celebrate you and the power of community to preserve the unique beauty and wild nature of our Sky...
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Junior Spring Seeker at Agua Caliente Park

Agua Caliente Park 12325 East Roger Road, Tucson, AZ, United States

Bring the whole family to Agua Caliente Park on Saturday, May 14 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Families will be able to pick up a free kids activity booklet to learn about springs, nature, plants, and animals — and why we want to protect our Sky Island springs. Kids can also pledge to be...
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Border Wildlife Tracking Blitz

San Rafael Valley near the U.S.-Mexico Border , United States

There are only a few spots along the U.S.-Mexico border still open to wildlife movement between the two countries. The stretch from the Patagonia Mountains to the Huachucas, across the San Rafael Valley, is one of them. For the past few years we've been focused our Border Wildlife Study here. Now we want to document...
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Coffee Break: Sky Island Fireflies

Virtual

Did you know there are more than 20 different species of fireflies in Arizona? Or that fireflies in the Sky Islands synchronize their flashes, lighting up the night in unison? Join us for our next Coffee Break to learn more from firefly expert Joe Cicero.

Birding With a Purpose: Help Survey Springs in the Sky Islands

Virtual / In Collaboration With Tucson Audubon

Join us to learn more about SIA's Spring Seeker program from Habitat Conservation Manager Sarah Truebe. Next time you go birding, you can survey a spring too! It’s easy with our smartphone app. This will help protect these precious water sources, and it'll benefit the birds and other wildlife.

Training: Learn How to Become a Sky Island Spring Seeker

Virtual

Join us to learn more about the Spring Seeker program from SIA Habitat Conservation Manager Sarah Truebe. Spring Seeker is a community science program where volunteers can search for springs across southern Arizona and northern Mexico, documenting conditions using a simple smartphone app.

Spring Seeker Field Trip: Huachuca Mountains

Meetup at Pizzeria Mimosa 4755 E. Neapolitan Way, Hereford, AZ

Join us in the field to explore Clark Spring in southern Arizona's Huachuca Mountains. This is an approximately 2-mile round-trip hike at 6,000 feet elevation.

Spring Seeker Field Trip: Patagonia Mountains

Paton Center for Hummingbirds 477 Pennsylvania Ave., Patagonia, AZ

Join us in the field to explore a natural spring in southern Arizona's beautiful Patagonia Mountains. As a group, we’ll decide how to answer the Spring Seeker survey questions, and everyone will get a chance to submit their own surveys and pictures.

Critter Night at Tucson’s Mission Garden

Mission Garden 946 W Mission Lane, Tucson, AZ

Every year in August, Tucson's Mission Garden invites experts from wildlife agencies, local nonprofits, and the University of Arizona to come teach about wildlife in our area. Some groups bring live animals. Join us for this fun, family-friendly night. Free with $5 suggested donation.

Coffee Break: The Forgotten Botanist

Virtual

Join us Sept. 1 for an exciting conversation with independent scholar, editor, poet, and author Wynne Brown, who will share details from Sara Lemmon’s life and work with an emphasis on Sky Island plants.

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

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

Want to do something fun and meaningful this Labor Day weekend? Come join us in the beautiful Aravaipa Canyon Preserve. We'll be continuing work to remove invasive vinca along the banks of the creek.

Presentation: Wildlife of the Huachucas

Carr House 1011 E. Carr Canyon Rd., Hereford, Arizona

Join us for this free event hosted by Friends of the Huachuca Mountains — part of a series of talks on the natural and cultural history of the region. Sky Island Alliance Program Director Emily Burns will give a talk on wildlife in the southern Huachucas and our work to protect these species.

Training: Intro to Sky Island FotoFauna

Virtual

Do you love wildlife in the Sky Islands and have a place where you could place a backyard trail camera? This training is for you! Learn FotoFauna basics including selecting and placing a wildlife camera, how to identify different wildlife species, and how to submit your monthly checklist.

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

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

Come join us in the beautiful Aravaipa Canyon Preserve this fall for a fun and meaningful weekend with other volunteers. We'll be continuing work to remove invasive vinca along the banks of the creek.

Springs Restoration in the Whetstones

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

McGrew Spring is a shady, secluded oasis in southern Arizona's Whetstone Mountains. Closed to the public, the spring is more than two miles from any other water source and is a favorite haunt of coatis, black bears, mountain lions, coyotes, and birds. Unfortunately, in recent years, the spring has become overtaken by an invasive plant...
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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

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

Come join us in the beautiful Aravaipa Canyon Preserve this fall for a fun and meaningful weekend with other volunteers. We'll be continuing work to remove invasive vinca along the banks of the creek.

Celebrate: Festival de las Islas del Cielo

Plaza Principal — Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico

This Oct. 14-15 the town of Moctezuma, Sonora, will host the first Festival of the Sky Islands. Come join us and help celebrate our region’s incredible biodiversity and culture. This event has been a great collaborative effort between environmental organizations including Sky Island Alliance, local groups, and the community of Moctezuma. There will be tables...
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Join the Challenge: Help Document Our Dark Skies

Virtual

Join us for this special event in appreciation of the spectacular dark skies of the Sky Islands. We'll explain how artificial lighting threatens the nocturnal environment that wildlife need to thrive. We’ll also explain how you can step outside after the webinar and collect a simple measurement of how dark the sky is above you.

Arizona Border Briefing

Virtual

Join us for a briefing on the state of Arizona's illegal plan to barricade more of the U.S.-Mexico border with shipping containers on federal land. The newest container drop site is on Coronado National Forest land in the southern Huachuca Mountains and right in the heart of our Border Wildlife Study. Our Program Director Emily...
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Women Move Mountains

Virtual

On Dec. 9, Mountain Sentinels and Canadian Mountain Network are hosting a free two-hour online event called "Women Move Mountains" to celebrate diverse women leaders (including our very own Executive Director Louise Misztal) in mountain conservation, recreation, and advocacy. The event will take the form of a panel discussion with Q&A. Last year the event...
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Arizona Border Update

Virtual

Ring in the new year with us as we discuss the evolving situation with the state of Arizona's illegal shipping-container wall on the Coronado National Forest. Our Program Director Emily Burns and Dinah Bear, legal expert and co-founder of the Border Coalition, will host the virtual talk, followed by a Q&A. We’ll be celebrating the...
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Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

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

Come join us in the beautiful Aravaipa Canyon Preserve this February for a fun and meaningful weekend with other volunteers. We'll be continuing work to remove invasive vinca along the banks of the creek.

Coffee Break: Spring Into Stewardship

Virtual

Ready to get your hands dirty and make a difference in the Sky Islands this spring? Then join us on Feb. 9 to learn more about our work to heal the Sky Islands in Arizona. Our conservation team will share an overview of upcoming projects in the Santa Catalina Mountains, at Aravaipa Canyon, and along...
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Saguaro Stewardship Experience

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

Join us at Saguaro National Park for a day of invasive species removal, plant and animal ID, and exploration of remote park areas! Part one of three in this spring series.

Saguaro Stewardship Experience

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

Join us at Saguaro National Park for a day of invasive species removal, plant and animal ID, and exploration of remote park areas! Part two of three in this spring series.

Border BioBlitz Virtual Talk

Virtual

Join us for a virtual talk hosted by the San Diego Natural History Museum. Our Program Director Emily Burns will be presenting as part of a panel of speakers from both sides of the border. And you can learn more about how to participate in this April's binational Border BioBlitz.

Wildlife-Friendly Fence Installation in Huachucas

Mesa Tank (Southwestern Huachuca Foothills)

Help us put up new wildlife-friendly fencing around an old cattle tank to protect water for wildlife at the edge of the beautiful San Rafael Valley. We'll be camping too, so this is a great chance to meet other volunteers and have some outdoor fun.

Border BioBlitz: San Pedro Cleanup

San Pedro River

Join us for a day on the beautiful San Pedro River, helping clean up this important wildlife corridor near the border. This event is cohosted by the Sierra Club, and BLM representatives will also be on hand. Participants will meet up in Palominas and then carpool to the cleanup site.

Coffee Break: Border Wildlife Study 3rd Anniversary

Virtual

Join us for a Border Wildlife Study update on the last three years of wildlife activity along 30 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border in southeast Arizona. Our team will share their favorite photos from the study, trends observed during this three-year span, and how these data are applied to guide border policy.

Saguaro Stewardship Experience

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

Join us at Saguaro National Park for a day of invasive species removal, plant and animal ID, and exploration of remote park areas! Part three of three in this spring series.

Border BioBlitz: San Rafael Valley

San Rafael Valley 277 McKeown Ave., Patagonia, AZ

Calling birders, botanists, bug lovers, trackers, herpers, fungi folk, and naturalists of all sorts to join us for a Borderlands BioBlitz!

Sky Island FotoFauna Gathering

La Posada Center 780 South Park Centre Avenue, Green Valley, AZ, United States

A fun FotoFauna gathering for all who are interested. We'll gather and discuss the program and how it helped recent wins at the border.

Border BioBlitz: Parker Canyon Area

Parker Canyon Lake 3200 S Sonoita Hwy, Sonoita, AZ, United States

Calling birders, botanists, bug lovers, trackers, herpers, fungi folk, and naturalists of all sorts to join us for a Borderlands BioBlitz!

Coffee Break: How Is Surface Water Quality Protected in Arizona?

Virtual

Join us for a virtual Coffee Break to learn more about how surface waters are protected in Arizona and what you can do to help safeguard these precious resources. The talk will be led by Dr. Erin Jordan from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

Border BioBlitz Weekend: Patagonia

Borderlands Campsite (TBD) Duquesne Road, Patagonia, AZ

Calling birders, botanists, bug lovers, trackers, herpers, fungi folk, and naturalists of all sorts to join us for a Borderlands BioBlitz!

Border BioBlitz: Huachuca Mountains

Huachuca Mountains 4101 E Montezuma Canyon Road, Hereford, AZ

Calling birders, botanists, bug lovers, trackers, herpers, fungi folk, and naturalists of all sorts to join us for a Borderlands BioBlitz!

Border BioBlitz: San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge

San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona

Calling birders, botanists, bug lovers, trackers, herpers, fungi folk, and naturalists of all sorts to join us for a Borderlands BioBlitz!

Coffee Break: The Future of Arizona’s Smallest Native Fish

Virtual

Join us for a virtual Coffee Break to learn more about the biology, history, and recovery of native fish in Arizona, with an emphasis on topminnows and pupfish. The talk will be led by the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Betsy Grube.

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

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

Join us over Memorial Day weekend 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.

Webinar: FotoFauna in New Mexico

Virtual

Do you live in New Mexico or have friends who do? Then check out this webinar to learn more about joining Sky Island FotoFauna, our community wildlife-monitoring project. Since 2020, our volunteers have established more than 300 camera points, mostly in Arizona and Sonora, to monitor our region's iconic mammals such as pronghorn, mountain lions,...
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Erosion Control in the Catalinas

Palisades Visitor Center Mt. Lemmon, AZ, United States

Join us for a volunteer camping weekend in the Santa Catalinas. We'll be creating loose rock structures to halt erosion, increase water absorption, and support plant growth around Caseco Spring. These low-tech structures can make a huge difference and are a great tool for transforming landscapes. We'll be getting dirty, bending, lifting, and digging with...
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Erosion Control in the Sierra Los Ajos

Cañon de Evans Carretera Cananea-Aguaprieta Kilometro 2.6, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico

Join us for a volunteer camping weekend at Sonora's Rancho Agua de Enmedio — 15 miles south of Naco, Arizona. We'll be creating loose rock structures to halt erosion, increase water absorption, and support plant growth around a creek. And we'll do a survey of new tree growth in a recently fenced riparian area designed...
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Spring Seeking in the Patagonia Mountains

Sanctuary at Sonoita Creek 376 Pennsylvania Ave., Patagonia, AZ

Join us in the field for a day of exploring natural springs in southern Arizona's beautiful Patagonia Mountains. New Spring Seekers will be trained how to answer the survey questions, then we'll divide into small groups and carpool out to many different sites throughout the mountains.

First Guardians: A Talk on the Native Peoples of Sonora

Virtual

Join us for our next virtual Coffee Break with Dr. Alejandro Aguilar Zeleny from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History. He’ll present on the native peoples of Sonora and their role as first guardians of the lands we’ve come to know and love. The talk will be in Spanish with live translation in English.

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.

Native Plantings at Mint Spring & Busch Spring in the Catalinas

Spencer Canyon Campground Mt. Lemmon, AZ

Join us for a weekend of planting native shrubs and wildflowers at two natural springs in the Santa Catalina Mountains. We'll be getting dirty, bending, lifting, and digging with tools provided by SIA, then enjoying each other's company at the campground at night.

Springs Restoration in the Whetstones

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

Join us for a day removing invasive species around McGrew Spring — a lovely, shaded oasis in southern Arizona's Whetstone Mountains. If interested, there's also an option to camp for free the night before in Kartchner Caverns State Park.

Erosion Control at Green Spring in the Catalinas

Spencer Canyon Campground Mt. Lemmon, AZ

Join us for a weekend of building erosion-control structures near Green Spring in the Santa Catalina Mountains. We'll be getting dirty, bending, lifting, and digging with tools provided by SIA, then enjoying each other's company at the campground at night.

Critter Night at Tucson’s Mission Garden

Mission Garden 946 W Mission Lane, Tucson, AZ

Every year in August, Tucson's Mission Garden invites experts from wildlife agencies, local nonprofits, and the University of Arizona to come teach about wildlife in our area. Some groups bring live animals. Join us for this fun, family-friendly night. Free with $5 suggested donation.

Erosion Control on North Slope of Catalinas

Oracle Ridge Trailhead Mt. Lemmon, AZ

Join us for a day of building erosion-control structures near a priority drainage on the north slope of the Catalinas that was damaged in the 2020 Bighorn Fire. We'll be getting dirty, bending, lifting, and digging with tools provided by SIA.

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

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

Join us Labor Day weekend 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.

Art in the Park

Valencia Library 202 W. Valencia Road, Tucson, AZ

Join us for this free, family-friendly event — the first in a series hosted by Saguaro National Park. Each event will feature a different aspect of our Sonoran desert and include hands-on art activities. There will be two sessions: 10:30 a.m. and noon. For the first talk, SIA Wildlife Specialist Meagan Bethel will present on...
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Coffee Break: Arizona Water Law

Virtual

Join us for our next virtual Coffee Break on one of the most important topics in our region: water. Our presenter will be Michael Van Alsburg, a Tucson lawyer who grew up in southern Arizona and currently serves on the Sky Island Alliance board of directors as co-chair.

Wildlife-Friendly Fence Installation in Huachucas

Scotia Canyon Campground Elgin, AZ

Help us complete new wildlife-friendly fencing around an old cattle tank to protect water for wildlife at the edge of the beautiful San Rafael Valley. We'll be camping in Scotia Canyon, so this is also a great chance to meet other volunteers and have some outdoor fun.

Coffee Break: Skunks of the Sky Islands

Virtual

Did you know that the Sky Island region has four different skunk species? Come learn all about this family of stinkin’ cute creatures during our next virtual Coffee Break, hosted by SIA Wildlife Specialist Meagan Bethel.

Coffee Break: Protecting the Origins of Water in the Sky Islands

Virtual

Join us to learn more about the Sky Islands’ role as a crucial source of water in our region, as well as efforts to protect this water through a binational network of environmental groups. Our presenter, Joaquín Murrieta, is a water expert who has spent much of his career protecting this precious resource in the...
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Erosion Control in the Catalinas

Palisades Visitor Center Mt. Lemmon, AZ, United States

Join us for a day of building erosion-control structures near Caseco Spring in the Catalinas. The spring is a key source of water for wildlife but needs some love after being damaged in the 2020 Bighorn Fire.

Celebrate: Festival de las Islas del Cielo

Plaza Principal — Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico

This Oct. 26-27 the town of Moctezuma, Sonora, will host the second annual Festival of the Sky Islands. Come join us and help celebrate our region’s incredible biodiversity and culture. This event has been a great collaborative effort between environmental organizations, local groups, and the community of Moctezuma. There will be tables from the organizing...
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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.

Coffee Break: Road Decommissioning Surveys

Virtual

We've had a lot of interest in our new campaign to rewild old roads in the Huachucas and other parts of southern Arizona, and you can help! To learn more about what's involved, join us for this virtual Coffee Break. We'll walk you through the process, step by step.

Saguaro Stewardship Experience

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

Join us at Saguaro National Park for a day of activities including invasive species removal, plant and animal ID, fencing removal, and reseeding. Part one of six in this volunteer series.

Sky Island Alliance Gathering in Albuquerque

Bow & Arrow Brewing Co. 608 McKnight Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM

Join us for an afternoon and come meet other SIA supporters in New Mexico. We'll give a short presentation on our work and the broader implications for our region's wildlife.

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.

Coffee Break: Using Sky Islands to Study Climate Change Across the Globe

Virtual

Join us to learn more about how sky islands across the world are being used to study ecological and evolutionary impacts of global climate change. Our presenter, Sarah J. Love, is a PhD candidate in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Wilderness Springs Office Hours

Virtual

Interested in joining one of our volunteer trips and need help getting set up with the Spring Seeker app? Our Habitat Restoration Manager Sarah Truebe is holding office hours to answer your questions before heading out into the field.

Survey Springs in the Pajarita Wilderness

Ruby Ruby, AZ, United States

Join us for a weekend of surveying springs in the Atascosa Mountains' Pajarita Wilderness. We'll be car camping each night in the old mining town of Ruby, Arizona.

Saguaro Stewardship Experience

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

Join us at Saguaro National Park for a day of activities including invasive species removal, plant and animal ID, fencing removal, and reseeding. Part two of six in this volunteer series.

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.

Saguaro Stewardship Experience

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

Join us at Saguaro National Park for a day of activities including invasive species removal, plant and animal ID, fencing removal, and reseeding. Part three of six in this volunteer series.

Saguaro Stewardship Experience

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

Join us at Saguaro National Park for a day of activities including invasive species removal, plant and animal ID, fencing removal, and reseeding. Part four of six in this volunteer series.

Invasive Plants: The Biggest Local Threats and What We Can Do

Virtual

Join us for our next virtual Coffee Break with Saguaro National Park’s botanist Dan Beckman. He’ll present on some of the most concerning invasive plants in the region, including buffelgrass, stinknet, tamarisk, and more.

Workshop: Springs Trip Planning and Navigation

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

Join SIA staff for an evening at our Tucson office getting ready for upcoming volunteer trips to visit springs within wilderness areas of the Coronado National Forest. Topics covered will include: reading maps and satellite images, navigation aides on desktop computers and smartphones, making tracks and reading elevations and contours on maps, planning backcountry vs....
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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!

Coffee Break: Unwinding the Regulatory Story of the Jaguar

Virtual

With several new jaguar sightings in Arizona within the past year, both old and new questions are resurfacing as to what this means for the future of the species in the U.S. So join us for our next virtual Coffee Break to hear from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Marit Alanen, who is the agency’s jaguar expert and liaison to the Jaguar Recovery Team.

Saguaro Stewardship Experience

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

Join us at Saguaro National Park for a day of activities including invasive species removal, plant and animal ID, fencing removal, and reseeding. Part five of six in this volunteer series.

Survey Springs in the Galiuro Wilderness

Jackson Cabin Forest Service Road 691, Willcox, AZ

Join us for a weekend of car camping as we survey springs in southern Arizona's Galiuro Wilderness.

Saguaro Stewardship Experience

Saguaro National Park West - Red Hills Visitor Center 2700 North Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ

Join us at Saguaro National Park West for a day of fencing removal to improve wildlife connectivity and benefit species like mule deer and bighorn sheep. Part six of six in this volunteer series.

Coffee Break: Mediating Wildlife-Human Relationships Through Behavioral Ecology

Virtual

Join us for our next virtual Coffee Break to learn more about some of the latest research being done to understand wildlife-human relationships and reduce conflict. Our presenter is Allie Burnett, Ph.D. candidate within the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment. For her research, she has focused specifically on the dynamics at play in Tucson.

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.

Connecting With the Land

Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve 150 Blue Heaven Road, Patagonia, AZ

We’re cohosting a day of outdoor learning at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve. Come join us and make a day of it. There will be three stations, and folks will rotate in small groups. SIA’s Habitat Restoration Manager Sarah Truebe will present on our Spring Seeker program; other talks will cover invasive species ID and water quality. 

Binational Border BioBlitz 2024 — Arizona

San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona

Calling birders, botanists, bug lovers, trackers, herpers, fungi folk, and naturalists of all sorts! Join SIA and partners for a special binational event at San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona and at Cuenca Los Ojos ranch in Sonora. Groups will be surveying on both sides and will eventually meet at the wall.

Binational Border BioBlitz 2024 — Sonora

Cuenca Los Ojos, Sonora

Calling birders, botanists, bug lovers, trackers, herpers, fungi folk, and naturalists of all sorts! Join SIA and partners for a special binational event at San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona and at Cuenca Los Ojos ranch in Sonora. Groups will be surveying on both sides and will eventually meet at the wall.

FotoFauna Lending Library Kickoff in Bisbee

Copper Queen Library 6 Main Street, Bisbee, AZ

During this presentation, participants will learn about SIA's FotoFauna program and how they can participate in this community science project through the Copper Queen Library. Patrons can check out a wildlife camera kit from the library and submit an online monthly checklist of species they observe. This data will help SIA and partners study when...
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Survey Springs in the Galiuro Wilderness

Jackson Cabin Forest Service Road 691, Willcox, AZ

Join us for a backpacking trip over Memorial Day weekend as we survey springs in southern Arizona's Galiuro Wilderness.

Time to Take Action: Protecting the Patagonia Mountains From the Hermosa Mine

Virtual

Join us for our next virtual Coffee Break to learn more about what you can do to help protect southern Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains from destructive mining. A company called South32 has requested to expand a mine onto U.S. Forest Service land, which will require the discharge of up to 6.5 million gallons of precious groundwater per day and lead to many other irreversible damages. In this talk, SIA staff will share updates on the project, and we’ll have a chance to hear from our local partners.

Survey Spring Snails in the Patagonia Mountains

Sanctuary at Sonoita Creek 376 Pennsylvania Ave., Patagonia, AZ

Join us for this special Spring Seeker field trip to document these fascinating creatures that break down plant material and provide food for other animals.