Field Notes

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February 4, 2020

CLICK HERE TO VOTE  Summit Hut has proudly selected Sky Island Alliance as one of this year’s five finalists for the Banff Grant! Community members decide who wins by voting for their favorite organization. You can vote during the whole month of February and the winners will be announced on March 6th. The two organizations…
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Sky Island SPOTlight: Davidson Canyon

February 3, 2020

Davidson Canyon is a thirty-minute drive from Downtown Tucson, and a little past the town of Vail. This beautiful canyon flows North from the Santa Rita Mountains, crosses I-10, and connects with Cienega Creek. Cienega Creek is a perennial stream, with riparian vegetation that creates crucial habitat for wildlife as well as amazing recreation areas…
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Friday Creature Feature: Mule deer

February 2, 2020

You can find mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) across Western North American. From central Mexico to southern Alaska. They inhabit the deserts, grasslands, chaparral, forests and mountains of the region. In Southern Arizona, they are frequently seen at lower elevations in the deserts and grasslands, but they will move to higher elevations during the warm summer…
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Datos Huecos – Áreas sin información

January 30, 2020

  Con los años, Sky Island Alliance ha trabajado en toda la región, tanto al norte como al sur de la frontera, en una variedad de esfuerzos de conservación que incluyen el monitoreo de la vida silvestre. Aunque tenemos años trabajando en la región, las áreas a las que podemos llegar son limitadas ya que somos un personal pequeño con…
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Summit Hut has proudly selected Sky Island Alliance as one of this year’s five finalists for the Banff Grant! Community members decide who wins by voting for their favorite organization. You can vote during the whole month of February and the winners will be announced on March 6th. Voting will take place in stores beginning…
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Gaps in Our Wildlife Data

January 29, 2020

Over the years Sky Island Alliance has worked across the region, both north and south of the border, in a variety of conservation efforts that include wildlife monitoring. While we would love to have cameras across the Sky Island region, the areas we can reach are limited since we are a small staff with limited…
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Cámaras y Corredores

January 28, 2020

La misión de Sky Island Alliance es proteger y restaurar la diversidad de vida y el terreno en la región de las islas serranas madrenses. Esta región única une la meseta de Colorado en los EE. UU. con la Sierra Madre Occidental en México a través de una serie de ‘Islas del Cielo’ en Arizona y Sonora que surgen de los mares del desierto y…
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Staff Highlight: Maggie Trinkle

January 27, 2020

MAGGIE TRINKLE: CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Favorite place in Sky Islands? Any place where it is between 70-72 degrees with indirect sunlight. Above that, I get overheated.  Below that, I need multiple layers of blankets. I used to spend a lot of time at Agua Caliente Park.  I’m anxious about how the restoration will turn out. What is your…
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Cameras and Corridors

January 25, 2020

Sky Island Alliance’s mission is to protect and restore the diversity of life and lands in the Sky Island region. This unique region bridges the Colorado Plateau in the US and the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico through a series of ‘Sky Islands’ in Arizona and Sonora that rise out of desert seas and provide vibrant mountain habitat for plants, animals, and people of the southwest.  At…
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Friday Creature Feature: White-throated woodrat

January 24, 2020

2020 is the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac, and with the Chinese New Year tomorrow, we at Sky Island are celebrating one of the native rat species in the region! The white-throated woodrat (Neotoma albigula) is one of the several native species of woodrat in Arizona. You will commonly see the white-throated…
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