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

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

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...
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Sky Island Coffee Break: Seeking Sky Island Springs

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.

Sky Island Coffee Break: Be a Spring Seeker

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...
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Sky Island Coffee Break: Border Wildlife Study 90-Day Report

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...
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Signs of Life—Forest Recovery After Fire

Join us for this Coffee Break to find hope in the ashes after wildfire. Across the west, fires are burning in a multitude of forests this year. We will discuss how different forest types recover after burning, from the Sky Island pine forests of the Southwest to the coast redwood forests of California. We will...
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Evaluation of Water Sources in Sonora’s Sky Islands / Evaluación de fuentes de agua natural en las Islas del Cielo de Sonora

Register Here Join us on October 1, 2020 at 9:30am MST for a conversation with UNISIERRA undergraduate and Sky Island Alliance intern, Angel Octavio Garcia Godinez, about the results of his Spring Seeker survey project in Sonora, MX this summer. Angel surveyed more than 40 springs with his family, dramatically increasing our knowledge of springs in the area and came...
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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.