Field Notes

Summer Intern Stories: Camera Traps, Experiences, and Sightings / Cámara Trampa, Experiencia y Avistamientos

September 9, 2021

Escrito por Maybeth Yulissa Pinto Santana, participante del Programa Binacional de Pasantías de Sky Island Alliance 2021. / Written by Maybeth Yulissa Pinto Santana, a 2021 Sky Island Alliance Binational Internship Program participant. En toda la carrera mi encuentro más cercano a una cámara trampa fue una vez en un taller que tuvimos, donde nos…
Read more »

Summer Intern Stories: G’ashdla a cho o aa

August 20, 2021

Written by Cassandra Villegas, a 2021 Sky Island Alliance Binational Internship Program participant. Aravaipa Canyon is one of the Sky Island region’s treasured memories that will always be etched in my heart. The “Camp Grant Massacre” was the name given to the massacre of Apaches at Aravaipa in the historical books. With the implicit awareness of…
Read more »

Conoce a un miembro del personal: Sarah Truebe

August 19, 2021

Estamos encantados de darle la bienvenida a Sarah Truebe, nuestra nueva Gerente de Conservación de Hábitat de Sky Island Alliance. Sarah comienza en julio de 2021 y llega a nosotros con más de 2 décadas de experiencia. ¡Por favor tómate este tiempo para darle la bienvenida a Sarah y conocerla un poquito! Leyenda: Sarah estás…
Read more »

Meet an SIA Staff Member: Sarah Truebe

July 30, 2021

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Truebe, our new Habitat Conservation Manager, to Sky Island Alliance. Sarah started in July 2021 and comes to us with over two decades of experience. Please take this time to welcome Sarah and get to know her a little! Caption: Sarah doing cave research on a laptop. Taken by…
Read more »

Sky Island FotoFauna: ¿Cómo influyen los seres humanos en la vida silvestre?

June 28, 2021

Leyenda: ¡Una cámara del Estudio de Vida Silvestre Fronteriza de la directora del Programa SIA, Emily Burns, detecta un avistamiento poco común! ¿Te ha pasado esto? Te sientas para ver qué especies de vida silvestre han aparecido en tu cámara trampa en las últimas semanas y de repente te das cuenta de que tu propio…
Read more »

Sky Island FotoFauna: How do Humans Influence Wildlife?

Caption: A Border Wildlife Study camera detects a rare sighting of SIA Program Director Emily Burns! Has this happened to you? You sit down to see which wildlife species have shown up on your trail camera in recent weeks and suddenly realize that your very own house cat has made an unexpected cameo on your…
Read more »

Thank You for Making a Difference in Aravaipa Canyon

June 25, 2021

Photo Caption: Volunteers removing vinca under the beautiful fall colors of Aravaipa Canyon. Years have passed since we first partnered with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to remove invasive periwinkle (vinca) from the creek that flows through Aravaipa Canyon. The canyon was full of vinca when we started—so thick in some places that it had choked out the canyon’s native plants, so widespread that it covered miles of creek bed and understory,…
Read more »

Border Wildlife Study: People on Our Trail Cameras

May 24, 2021

Photo caption: A white-tailed deer rests near an oak tree (left) while an orange construction vehicle drives quickly along a the border road during active wall construction in the Huachuca Mountains in January 2021. Border Wildlife Study cameras document so much more than just wild animals on the move at the border. They document weather,…
Read more »

Celebrating 30 Years of Conservation: The Founding of Sky Island Alliance

May 13, 2021

In 1991, activists from a variety of groups met to discuss the gap they saw in the environmental grassroots movements of the time. National conservation organizations had their priorities, but none of them were focused on protecting the biodiversity of the Sky Island region—a place that needed to be seen as a landscape without state, federal, or international borders.  That’s…
Read more »

Setting Up FotoFauna Cameras along the Arizona Trail

May 3, 2021

In April, I had the opportunity to head up Miller Peak with Chelsey Tellez, Wildlife Monitoring Coordinator at the Arizona Trail Association (ATA). We set out with a skip in our step and a few pounds of wildlife cameras in our backpacks. Chelsey was excited to collect data from wildlife cameras she had set out a few months ago as part of a…
Read more »