Wilderness Springs Training

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...
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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.

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.

Help Survey Patagonia Springs Before New Mining Begins

Patagonia Mountains AZ

We need to get eyes on springs in the Patagonia Mountains before pumping for a new mining project begins, so we can establish baseline data and better advocate for these water sources. Learn more how to join our efforts over the coming weeks.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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. 

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.

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.

‘Spring Cleaning’ Weed Removal at Tucson Springs

Tucson, Arizona

Join our campaign to remove invasive species at nine priority springs in the Tucson area. Together, we can restore these crucial wildlife oases! We'll meet every Tuesday morning and be working mostly in the Sabino Canyon area on the northeast side of town and near Vail and Davidson Canyon on the southeast side. Stay as long as you like, and leave for work if you need to. This is a great way to create an impact, get in a workout, and meet other volunteers.