Field Notes

Arizona’s First Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 9, 2020

What does it mean to decolonize conservation? Why does mainstream environmentalism still recognize the 1960s as the “birth of the environmental movement” when communities all around the world have protected Earth’s ecosystem for centuries? How do we as…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Brit Rosso

August 24, 2020

Volunteers make Sky Island Alliance work possible—from restoration projects to spring surveys to wildlife tracking, we couldn’t do it without them! Today we’d like to introduce one of our newer volunteers who has…
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One decade as a Latinx environmentalist

July 21, 2020

I started my career in conservation in 2010, when I was hired as a Biologist Technician in the Youth Intern Program (YIPs) crew by Saguaro National Park’s Biologist Don Swann….
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The Environmental Hero Whose Name You May Not Know

Emma Fajardo, Community Engagement Manager at Sky Island Alliance kicked off our celebration of Latino Conservation Week on Monday with a blog post about her experiences as a Latina in…
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¡Conoce a Naturalia! Nuestro Socio en las Islas del Cielo de México

July 2, 2020

La conservación de las Islas del Cielo es un esfuerzo binacional que requiere de una multitud de dueños y manejadores de la tierra, científicos, voluntarios, y especialistas en conservación en…
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Meet Naturalia! Our partners in the Sky Islands of Mexico

Sky Island conservation is a binational effort that requires a multitude of land managers, scientists, volunteers, and conservation practitioners on both sides of the border. We proudly collaborate with Naturalia. A.C.,…
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Pollinators and Interns

June 22, 2020

As we celebrate National Pollinators Week and kick off our Binational Internship Program, we’d like to highlight the amazing work of our 2019 Pollinator Conservation Interns last summer!   In collaboration with the National Park Service…
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Blazing new trails in the Sky Islands!

November 20, 2019

This summer we were lucky enough to be working with two students from UNISIERRA – Inés Montaño Griego and Miguel Francisco Enriquez Galaz – and a recent graduate from Universidad…
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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…
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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…
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