Mule deer

Animals That Love the Night and Dark Skies

April 19, 2023

  Night provides essential habitat for many wildlife species here in the Sky Islands, from bats and owls to rats and ringtails. Over time these species have evolved to see…
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Rancho El Cajete

Getting Ready for Rain in Moctezuma, Sonora

April 4, 2023

  Rainwater harvesting has been practiced for hundreds of years throughout the Sonoran Desert — so it’s nothing new. But in recent times there’s been an exciting resurgence using both…
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Map of 2023 conservation projects

Conservation Projects Underway in Spring 2023

March 31, 2023

  We’ve reached an exciting point here at Sky Island Alliance where our projects in southeastern Arizona and northern Sonora are taking new shape and growing, and we wanted to…
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Mariposa lily

Spring Flowers in the Sky Islands

March 13, 2023

  We’ve been enjoying a wet winter in the Sky Islands, and that always gets me excited for spring wildflowers. With the right temperatures and moisture, we can usually expect…
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Agua de Enmedio

Border Coalitions for Environmental Justice: Two Cases

March 9, 2023

  This is the second in a series of reflections on environmental justice from Mariana Sofia Rodriguez McGoffin, a member of Sky Island Alliance’s board of directors (see Part 1)….
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Camping

Gear Drive: Help Support Our Sonora Work

March 8, 2023

  This March, Sky Island Alliance is hosting a gear drive to benefit our work in the rural Sky Islands of Sonora, and there are several ways to get involved….
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Border BioBlitz

This April, Join the 2023 Border BioBlitz

March 5, 2023

  Since 2018, the Border BioBlitz has been an annual community science effort to record as many species as possible along the U.S.-Mexico border. This year Sky Island Alliance is…
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Evans Canyon

UN-Funded Conservation Project Takes Off in Sonora

February 22, 2023

  In 2022 the United Nations Development Program, Coca-Cola Foundation, and Ayuda en Acción in México launched a call for project proposals to enhance the health of rivers in priority…
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Robert Bullard, the father of environmental justice movement.

Reflecting on Environmental Justice in the U.S. and Mexico

February 9, 2023

  This is the first in a series of reflections on environmental justice from Mariana Sofia Rodriguez McGoffin, a member of Sky Island Alliance’s board of directors. Based in Tucson,…
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Hummingbird chicks

The Great Backyard Bird Count Is Here — So Are All These Other Beauties

February 8, 2023

Guest Blog by Randy Serraglio  When my partner and I moved into our house about 11 years ago, we saw great potential for creating urban habitat, even though it was…
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