Field Notes

Who are the Protectors of the Sky Islands?

November 27, 2019

After completing the internship program with us, Inés Griego Montaño and Miguel Enriquez Galaz took the initiative and leadership of forming their own student club at Unisierra called Protectores de…
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Fall in the Sky Islands

November 25, 2019

The days are getting cooler, and there is a chill in the air at night. Winter is right around the corner. While the desert isn’t as famous for its fall…
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Creature Feature: Ringtail

November 22, 2019

The ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) is a small omnivorous mammal that can be found across the West. Ringtails prefer rocky habitats in desert, and in oak and pine woodlands. In the…
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Abriendo nuevos senderos en las Islas Serranas

November 20, 2019

Este verano tuvimos la suerte de trabajar con dos estudiantes de UNISIERRA – Inés Montaño Griego y Miguel Francisco Enríquez Galaz – y una recién graduada de la Universidad de…
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Blazing new trails in the Sky Islands!

This summer we were lucky enough to be working with two students from UNISIERRA – Inés Montaño Griego and Miguel Francisco Enriquez Galaz – and a recent graduate from Universidad…
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32 Walnut trees planted in Bear Canyon!

November 18, 2019

Two weeks ago Sky Island Alliance partnered with Earth Camp students and the Forest Service to plant 32 native black walnuts in Bear Canyon. These trees were gathered from seed…
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Construyendo puentes, no muros

November 16, 2019

En el verano de 2019, Sky Island Alliance ratificó una asociación formal con la Universidad de la Sierra (UNISIERRA) en Moctezuma, Sonora, al actualizar el acuerdo existente en el que…
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Building bridges not walls

In summer 2019, Sky Island Alliance ratified a formal partnership with Universidad de la Sierra (UNISIERRA) in Moctezuma, Sonora by updating the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in which we…
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Hardworking volunteers removed vinca from Aravaipa Canyon!

November 14, 2019

A huge thank you to the volunteers who came with us to the Aravaipa Canyon Preserve this past weekend to help remove invasive periwinkle (Vinca major) from the canyon.  Our…
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Tracking Saguaros—75 Years of Change in the Cactus Forest

November 11, 2019

The cactus forest at Saguaro National Park is changing. In 1941, concerned park researchers established 6 plots containing saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) in the Rincon Mountain District to track park populations…
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