Southwest spring fireflies

Coffee Break: Searching for the Southwest Spring Firefly

July 11, 2024

In this virtual Coffee Break, our featured topic is the Southwest spring firefly (Bicellonycha wickershamorum), a nocturnal species associated with permanent streams and marshy areas in the Sky Islands and…
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Coffee Break: Porcupines in the Sky Island Borderlands

June 20, 2024

In this virtual Coffee Break, SIA Wildlife Specialist Meagan Bethel presents on an often overlooked species in the Sky Islands: porcupines. North American porcupines are found across Arizona, but little…
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Hermosa Mine coffee break

Coffee Break: Protecting the Patagonia Mountains From Destructive Mining

May 30, 2024

In this virtual Coffee Break from May 30, 2024, Sky Island Alliance staff share latest updates on our work to protect southern Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains from destructive mining. A company…
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Coffee Break: Mediating Wildlife-Human Relationships Through Behavioral Ecology

April 18, 2024

In this virtual Coffee Break from April 18, 2024, we were joined by Allie Burnett, Ph.D. candidate within the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment, to…
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Jaguar Coffee Break

Coffee Break: Unwinding the Regulatory Story of the Jaguar

February 29, 2024

In this virtual Coffee Break from Feb. 29, 2024, we were joined by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Marit Alanen, who is the agency’s jaguar expert and liaison to…
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Coffee Break on Invasive Plants

Invasive Plants: The Biggest Local Threats and What We Can Do

February 8, 2024

In this virtual Coffee Break from Feb. 8, 2024, Saguaro National Park botanist Dan Beckman presents on some of the most concerning invasive plants in the region, including buffelgrass, stinknet,…
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Sky Island talk with Sarah J. Love

Coffee Break: Using Sky Islands to Study Climate Change Across the Globe

November 16, 2023

In this Coffee Break from Nov. 16, 2023, our presenter, Sarah J. Love, dives into how sky islands across the world are being used to study ecological and evolutionary impacts…
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Road in Canelo Hills

Road Decommissioning Surveys: A How-To

October 31, 2023

In this Coffee Break from Oct. 31, 2023, SIA staff Bryon Lichtenhan and Sarah Truebe present on our new campaign to rewild old roads in the Coronado National Forest. They…
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Tanque Verde Falls

Protegiendo los origenes de agua en las Islas del Cielo

October 19, 2023

En este Coffee Break del 19 de octubre de 2023, nuestro presentador Joaquín Murrieta, PhD, analiza los orígenes del agua en las Islas del Cielo y el trabajo que realiza…
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Painting Sky Island Landscapes with Jorge Obregón

February 25, 2021

Tune in for an interview with Mexican artist Jorge Obregón about his landscapes of sky island mountain ranges in central Mexico and other regions of the world! During this discussion,…
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