Field Notes

Sky Island geomorphology

Coffee Break: Sky Island Geology & Geomorphology

May 19, 2022

Have you ever wondered how the Sky Islands were created? How rivers became oriented in certain directions? How vegetation and soils play off each other to create the geographic diversity…
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American Scar

“American Scar” — Virtual Screening + Q&A

May 5, 2022

On May 4, 2022, Sky Island Alliance and allies hosted a virtual screening of the border wall documentary “American Scar,” produced by The New Yorker. Watch the 13-minute documentary and…
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History of Springs in a Northern Sky Island

March 31, 2022

This webinar aired on march 31, 2022. Springs are natural features in the Sky Islands that provide life-saving water in a very dry place, which has always made them incredibly…
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Get to Know Your Slimy Neighbors — Desert Snails

February 17, 2022

This webinar aired on FEB. 17, 2022. Did you know Arizona has over 200 native species of mollusks? Join us for a special Sky Island Coffee Break with Arizona’s “Snail…
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Border Changes in Arizona — A Pilot’s Perspective

January 20, 2022

This webinar aired on Jan. 20, 2022. How have the borderlands of southeastern Arizona changed in recent years? From road blading, groundwater pumping, and border wall construction to extreme changes…
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Partnering With Nature Can Heal the Land of the Jaguar

November 18, 2021

 This webinar aired on NOV. 18, 2021. In places where the majestic jaguar lives, people usually see conservation as an attempt to exclude humans and their infrastructure and livelihoods…
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Living Well and Coexisting with Urban Wildlife

November 4, 2021

This webinar aired on NOVEMBER 04, 2021. Did you know that humans can coexist (and live happily) with the wildlife of the Sky Island region, including coyotes, javelina, and bobcats? For…
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Getting Started With Sky Island FotoFauna

October 14, 2021

 This webinar aired on Oct. 14, 2021. Hablas español? Mira este webinar aquí: Introducción a FotoFauna In this webinar, Wildlife Specialist Meagan Bethel will walk you through how to…
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