Field Notes

Mexican spotted owl

The Endangered Species Act Turns 50

May 19, 2023

Leer en español In 1973, following the first Earth Day celebrations and as part of a movement toward greater environmental awareness, the Endangered Species Act was established to prevent the…
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Denise Moreno Ramírez

Mujeres Fronterizas, Episode 1: Denise Moreno Ramírez

May 18, 2023

Leer en español In this first installment of “Mujeres Fronterizas,” an environmental justice podcast for Sky Island Alliance featuring women in conservation in the borderlands, Sofia Rodriguez McGoffin interviews fellow…
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Photo Gallery: 2023 Earth Day Border BioBlitz

April 25, 2023

Leer en español This past weekend for Earth Day, Sky Island Alliance joined the 2023 Border BioBlitz, a month-long event held each April that seeks to document the diversity of…
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Mule deer

Animals That Love the Night and Dark Skies

April 19, 2023

Leer en español  Night provides essential habitat for many wildlife species here in the Sky Islands, from bats and owls to rats and ringtails. Over time these species have evolved…
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Rancho El Cajete

Getting Ready for Rain in Moctezuma, Sonora

April 4, 2023

Leer en español  Rainwater harvesting has been practiced for hundreds of years throughout the Sonoran Desert — so it’s nothing new. But in recent times there’s been an exciting resurgence…
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Map of 2023 conservation projects

Conservation Projects Underway in Spring 2023

March 31, 2023

Leer en español  We’ve reached an exciting point here at Sky Island Alliance where our projects in southeastern Arizona and northern Sonora are taking new shape and growing, and we…
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Mariposa lily

Spring Flowers in the Sky Islands

March 13, 2023

Leer en español  We’ve been enjoying a wet winter in the Sky Islands, and that always gets me excited for spring wildflowers. With the right temperatures and moisture, we can…
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Agua de Enmedio

Border Coalitions for Environmental Justice: Two Cases

March 9, 2023

Leer en español  This is the second in a series of reflections on environmental justice from Mariana Sofia Rodriguez McGoffin, a member of Sky Island Alliance’s board of directors (see…
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Gear Drive: Help Support Our Sonora Work

March 8, 2023

Leer en español  This March, Sky Island Alliance is hosting a gear drive to benefit our work in the rural Sky Islands of Sonora, and there are several ways to…
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Border BioBlitz

This April, Join the 2023 Border BioBlitz

March 5, 2023

Leer en español  Since 2018, the Border BioBlitz has been an annual community science effort to record as many species as possible along the U.S.-Mexico border. This year Sky Island…
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