Path of the Jaguar interns

Sergio Müller: Stories From Camp Week

July 14, 2022

  “The biggest threat to the planet is believing that someone else will save it.” — Robert Swan, first person to walk both poles. I recently got back from a…
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Samai Bhojwani

Samai Bhojwani: Stories From Camp Week

July 10, 2022

  Growing up in Belize’s tropical climate, I never saw myself as a person who would enjoy deserts and grasslands. But being immersed in the Sky Islands has truly changed…
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Taylor Lo

Taylor Lo: Stories From Camp Week

  Last week I went on a great adventure: the highly anticipated camp week for the Path of the Jaguar internship. As a so-called East Coast “city slicker” with hardly…
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Nadira Mitchell

Nadira Mitchell: Stories From Camp Week

July 8, 2022

  As someone who was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, I’ve always been aware of our proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border. I grew up in a city and went…
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Springsnails

Searching for Springsnails in Arizona

July 5, 2022

“I found one! Wait, no, that’s a pebble.” That was my refrain recently when I went out in the field to search for springsnails with Jeff Sorensen, a.k.a. “the snail…
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Monsoon lightning

Our Favorite Ways to Track the Monsoon

June 29, 2022

The monsoon is imminent here in Tucson, Arizona, and it’s already started further south in Sonora! I grew up in Tucson, and it was an early interest in how the…
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McGrew Spring restoration

Summer Intern Stories: Spring Restoration

June 24, 2022

SIA Stewardship Specialist Bryon Lichtenhan and I recently headed out to the field, delighted to be accompanied by our three Doris Duke conservation scholars — Taylor Lo, Samai Bhojwani, and…
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Colecta de peces en redes

In Search of a Threatened Sonoran Minnow

June 15, 2022

In May 2022 three Sky Island Alliance staff members from Sonora — Angel García, Miguel Enríquez, and Mónica Montaño — joined a group of native fish researchers and conservationists in…
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Santa Cruz River

Santa Cruz Watershed Gets New Restoration Plan

May 24, 2022

In March 2022 the Santa Cruz Watershed Collaborative voted to adopt a new restoration plan. This is an exciting step forward in restoring formerly perennial rivers throughout Tucson and the…
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History of Springs in a Northern Sky Island

April 11, 2022

On March 31st we heard from Don Swann, at Saguaro National Park, on the history of springs throughout the Rincon and Catalina Mountains. Through his work over the years with…
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