Field Notes

32 Walnut trees planted in Bear Canyon!

November 18, 2019

Two weeks ago Sky Island Alliance partnered with Earth Camp students and the Forest Service to plant 32 native black walnuts in Bear Canyon. These trees were gathered from seed in Bear Canyon and were grown by our partner, Borderlands Restoration. Earth Camp is run by the Arizona-Sorora Desert Museum, teaching local Tucson students about…
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Hardworking volunteers removed vinca from Aravaipa Canyon!

November 14, 2019

A huge thank you to the volunteers who came with us to the Aravaipa Canyon Preserve this past weekend to help remove invasive periwinkle (Vinca major) from the canyon.  Our small, but hard working group worked in two parts of the Aravaipa preserve. Our first location was part of an ongoing study to test what…
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Building Bridges through Sisterhood – Sister Parks Project

November 6, 2019

For years, Sky Island Alliance has played a key role in building relationships between reserves in Arizona and northern Mexico that share similar ecological communities and resources. Since 2014, Sky Island Alliance has worked to connect resource managers from Mexico and the US to talk about management needs, identify challenges, and brainstorm collaborative solutions, since…
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