Evans Canyon

UN-Funded Conservation Project Takes Off in Sonora

February 22, 2023

  In 2022 the United Nations Development Program, Coca-Cola Foundation, and Ayuda en Acción in México launched a call for project proposals to enhance the health of rivers in priority…
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Robert Bullard, the father of environmental justice movement.

Reflecting on Environmental Justice in the U.S. and Mexico

February 9, 2023

  This is the first in a series of reflections on environmental justice from Mariana Sofia Rodriguez McGoffin, a member of Sky Island Alliance’s board of directors. Based in Tucson,…
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Hummingbird chicks

The Great Backyard Bird Count Is Here — So Are All These Other Beauties

February 8, 2023

Guest Blog by Randy Serraglio  When my partner and I moved into our house about 11 years ago, we saw great potential for creating urban habitat, even though it was…
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The Forever Fund

The Forever Fund: A New Way to Leave a Sky Island Legacy

February 7, 2023

I’m grateful to work for Sky Island Alliance. The work we do and the region we do it in is so special. Six biotic influences meet here, and it’s the…
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Putnam Wash spring

New Rule Sends Ripples Through Waters of the U.S.

January 11, 2023

Growing up in Tucson with the surrounding Arizona desert, any time I saw water, whether it was in the Rillito at flood stage or Sabino Canyon year-round, I assumed it…
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Monica Montaño

Sonora Program Continues to Grow With New Role

January 9, 2023

Mónica Montaño joined Sky Island Alliance in 2021 as a summer intern and first started working with us on our wildlife-camera projects. In her current role, she is our full-time…
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White-tailed deer

Reflecting on Our Work at the Border in 2022

December 21, 2022

It was quite a year on the border between Sonora and Arizona. From huge summer rains that greened up the area’s grasslands to an illegal shipping-container wall that got pushed…
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UniSierra Agreement

SIA, UniSierra Extend Partnership With New Agreement

December 15, 2022

We couldn’t be more excited to be entering a new level of collaboration with our friends at the Universidad de la Sierra in Moctezuma, Sonora. This past month we met…
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Sonoran Desert Nutcracker

Sonoran Desert Nutcracker 2022

December 13, 2022

Every year our Program Director Emily Burns makes a highlights video of wildlife in her backyard and then sets it to music from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker.” We hope you enjoy this…
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Esqueda festival

Esqueda Festival Marks Another First in Sonora

December 5, 2022

On Nov. 24-25 the town of Esqueda, Sonora, hosted its first conservation festival — a huge success. It was organized by the wildlife club at the University Estatal de Sonora,…
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