Field Notes

Help SIA win $2,000! Vote for us!

January 30, 2020

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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Preestreno: Resultados de cámaras trampa

January 23, 2020

Actualmente estoy terminando un análisis de todos los datos de cámaras trampa de nuestro Programa de Monitoreo de Vida Silvestre. Los datos analizados aquí provienen de una combinación de cámaras que son propiedad de SIA, así como las cámaras personales de voluntarios y organizaciones asociadas. Todas estas cámaras son controladas y operadas por voluntarios, y…
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SIA Wildlife Camera Data Report – Preview

January 22, 2020

Currently I am wrapping up an analysis of all the wildlife camera data from our Wildlife Linkages Monitoring Program. The data analyzed here is from a combination of cameras that are owned by SIA as well as the personal cameras from volunteers and partner organizations. All these cameras are checked and operated by volunteers, and…
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Cómo instalamos cámaras trampa

January 21, 2020

Las cámaras trampa son una herramienta útil para estudiar la vida silvestre de manera no invasiva y responder muchas preguntas sobre el comportamiento de la vida silvestre, la ocupación, la abundancia y el uso de la tierra. En Sky Island Alliance, utilizamos cámaras trampa para recopilar datos cruciales sobre especies de vida silvestre en la…
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Staff Highlight: Louise Misztal

January 20, 2020

LOUISE MISZTAL: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR What is your favorite place in the Sky Islands? Any swimming hole that I can dip into with a little flowing water is my favorite place. And there are a few really specials spots in Cave Creek Canyon in the Chiricahua Mountains, an amazing oasis in one of the largest Sky…
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