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Community Talk: The Mammals Around Us & Wildlife throughout the Sky Islands
November 18, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This is a Sky Island Alliance talk hosted by the Pima County Historic Courthouse as part of their grand reopening. The talk will be led by Emily Burns, Program Director at Sky Island Alliance.
Learn how communities throughout Pima County can get involved in protecting and monitoring wildlife by joining the Sky Island Alliance’s ongoing community science project, Sky Island FotoFauna.
We all know that our land is home to the jaguar, Chiricahua leopard frog, rare bats, returning ocelots, saguaros, orchids, cactus ferruginous pygmy owls, Sonoran Desert tortoises, and more. More than 7,000 species of plants and animals, including over half of the birds in North America, can be found here. But we, along with citizen scientists who joined us from all over the world, are also discovering previously unknown species in the wilds of the Sky Islands! By gathering knowledge and building the scientific base about plants and animals all across our region, we have the tools and ability to take actions to protect and preserve them.
About the presenter: Emily Burns is the Program Director at Sky Island Alliance and leads the team running the Border Wildlife Study, Sky Island FotoFauna, Spring Seeker, the Trinational Internship Program, stewardship projects, and communications. Emily joined Sky Island Alliance in 2019 after practicing conservation science and restoration in the redwood forests of California at Save the Redwoods League since 2010.