Field Notes

Monica Montaño

Sonora Program Continues to Grow With New Role

January 9, 2023

Leer en español 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…
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UniSierra Agreement

SIA, UniSierra Extend Partnership With New Agreement

December 15, 2022

Leer en español 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…
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Esqueda festival

Esqueda Festival Marks Another First in Sonora

December 5, 2022

Leer en español 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…
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Maggie Trinkle

Farewell to Maggie Trinkle

November 30, 2022

Leer en español 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…
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Border wall painting

A Work of Art Inspired by the Border Wall

November 29, 2022

Leer en español 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,…
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Mapping work in the Sky Islands

Photo Gallery: Team Building in Naco, Sonora

November 7, 2022

Leer en español 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…
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Bufflegrass saguaro

How to Become an Environmentalist (By Accident)

October 25, 2022

Leer en español I started with activism in 2017 not by grand design but mostly by just being in the right place at the right time. I was a computer…
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Aravaipa Canyon vinca removal

Aravaipa Canyon: Vinca Update

October 24, 2022

Leer en español Work to remove invasive Vinca major (aka periwinkle or simply vinca) in southern Arizona’s spectacular Aravaipa Canyon has been ongoing since our last update in March 2022….
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Moctezuma festival

Photo Gallery: 1st Festival of the Sky Islands

October 20, 2022

Leer en español On Oct. 14-15 several of our staff from both sides of the border united in Moctezuma, Sonora, for the first annual Festival of the Sky Islands. So…
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Fireflies

An Unforgettable Encounter With Arizona Fireflies

September 19, 2022

Leer en español Guest Blog and Photos by Julius Schlosburg On the East Coast many of us grew up catching fireflies or “lightning bugs.” We’d contain them in jars or…
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