The Forever Fund

The Forever Fund: A New Way to Leave a Sky Island Legacy

February 7, 2023

I’m grateful to work for Sky Island Alliance. The work we do and the region we do it in is so special. Six biotic influences meet here, and it’s the…
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Putnam Wash spring

New Rule Sends Ripples Through Waters of the U.S.

January 11, 2023

Growing up in Tucson with the surrounding Arizona desert, any time I saw water, whether it was in the Rillito at flood stage or Sabino Canyon year-round, I assumed it…
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Monica Montaño

Sonora Program Continues to Grow With New Role

January 9, 2023

Mónica Montaño joined Sky Island Alliance in 2021 as a summer intern and first started working with us on our wildlife-camera projects. In her current role, she is our full-time…
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White-tailed deer

Reflecting on Our Work at the Border in 2022

December 21, 2022

It was quite a year on the border between Sonora and Arizona. From huge summer rains that greened up the area’s grasslands to an illegal shipping-container wall that got pushed…
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UniSierra Agreement

SIA, UniSierra Extend Partnership With New Agreement

December 15, 2022

We couldn’t be more excited to be entering a new level of collaboration with our friends at the Universidad de la Sierra in Moctezuma, Sonora. This past month we met…
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Sonoran Desert Nutcracker

Sonoran Desert Nutcracker 2022

December 13, 2022

Every year our Program Director Emily Burns makes a highlights video of wildlife in her backyard and then sets it to music from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker.” We hope you enjoy this…
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Esqueda festival

Esqueda Festival Marks Another First in Sonora

December 5, 2022

On Nov. 24-25 the town of Esqueda, Sonora, hosted its first conservation festival — a huge success. It was organized by the wildlife club at the University Estatal de Sonora,…
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Maggie Trinkle

Farewell to Maggie Trinkle

November 30, 2022

This November our longtime employee Maggie Trinkle, who served as our chief operations officer, said goodbye to Sky Island Alliance. I’ve had the wonderful pleasure of working alongside Maggie for…
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Border wall painting

A Work of Art Inspired by the Border Wall

November 29, 2022

In August 2022 our Sonoran Springs Specialist Ángel Garcia, originally from Esqueda, Sonora, decided to follow his dream of studying dance and arts in Mexicali, Baja California, for which he…
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Mapping work in the Sky Islands

Photo Gallery: Team Building in Naco, Sonora

November 7, 2022

On Nov. 4 several of our U.S. and Mexico staff met up in Naco, Sonora, for some team building, big-picture planning, and, of course, tasty treats! So much fun. For…
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