Wildlife Library

Sky Island Alliance promotes science-based decision making. Publishing reports, peer-reviewed papers and research results, and making this information available to the public, is just one way we inform management decisions, increase the current body of scientific knowledge, and collaborate with partners to protect, connect and restore the Sky Islands.

 

Wildlife Fencing Recommendations for Davidson Canyon at I-10

Noting the importance of the Davidson Canyon corridor for wildlife movement due to its high bridges and other above factors, in 2002 Sky Island Alliance initiated a wildlife monitoring study for the corridor. We have deployed trained citizen-science volunteers conducting seasonal track surveys along a 1.5 mile transect from 2002 through 2017 in North Davidson Canyon and from 2006 through 2013 in South Davidson Canyon. We have since added motion-detection wildlife cameras in the summer of 2017 north and south of Interstate 10 at spring sites, and will have more information as to their wildlife documentation in 2018 and on into the future.

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2016 SIRC Annual Report

The SIRC Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report highlights a wide range of restoration projects across the Sky Islands to facilitate effective landscape restoration in both small scale, high priority habitats and across entire watersheds through collaborative community-based projects.  

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2015 SIRC Annual Report

SIRC has implemented a wide range of restoration projects across the Sky Islands to facilitate effective landscape restoration in both small scale, high priority habitats and across entire watersheds through collaborative community-based projects. The SIRC Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report highlights 29 of these projects. These efforts protected water sources and enhanced wildlife habitat for a range of species including the endangered Chiricahua leopard frog, American antelope, and a wide range of pollinators like bees, bats, butterflies, and birds. In FY 2015 the partnership combined resources of over $2.8 million dollars. Not all volunteer contributions were tracked, but those reported were valued at more than $191,000.

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2014 SIRC Annual Report

SIRC has implemented a wide range of restoration projects across the Sky Islands to facilitate effective landscape restoration in both small scale, high priority habitats and across entire watersheds through collaborative community-based projects. The SIRC Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report highlights 16 of these projects. 

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