Field Notes

Staff Highlight: Emma Rocio Fajardo Pulgarin

December 23, 2019

Emma Rocio Fajardo Pulgarin: Community Engagement Program Manager What is your favorite place in the Sky Islands?I have a very special place in my heart for Saguaro National Park, where I began my career in the conservation field nine years ago. While I had been living in Tucson for quite some time by then, it…
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Happy Winter Solstice!

December 21, 2019

Happy Winter Solstice! While the true solstice isn’t until 9:15 PM tonight, we can celebrate all day today! The solstice occurs when the North Pole is farthest from the sun. This is because the earth’s tilted axis that causes there to be less daylight in the winter in the North hemisphere. This is the opposite…
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Friday Creature Feature: Antelope Jackrabbit

December 20, 2019

Surprisingly many species in the southwest are understudied, and the antelope jackrabbit (Lepus alleni) is one of them. Found only in Arizona and Northwestern Mexico. The antelope jackrabbits live in desert shrub and grasslands. They prefer open spaces where they can spot and run away from predators in plenty of time. The antelope jackrabbit is…
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Informe anual del 2018 ahora disponible en línea

December 19, 2019

Nos complace anunciar que nuestro Informe Anual del 2018 ya está disponible en línea. Por favor, disfruta: Haz clic aquí para ver el Informe Anual del 2018 Haz clic AQUÍ para ver nuestros informes anuales anteriores.

Únete al equipo

December 18, 2019

¿Eres bilingüe? ¿Eres un profesional agradable con hambre de resolver grandes problemas? ¿Te encanta trabajar en un entorno de equipo colaborativo con un equilibrio entre el trabajo de campo y el trabajo de oficina? ¿Estás interesado en construir y administrar programas basados en el campo para estudiar y conservar la región de las islas serranas en…
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Join the Sky Island Crew! Looking for a Conservation Manager

Are you a personable professional with a hunger for solving big problems? Do you love working in a collaborative team setting with a balance between field and office-based work? Are you interested in building and managing field-based programs to study and conserve the Sky Island region on both sides of the border? Are you bilingual?…
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2018 Annual Report Now Available

We are happy to announce that our 2018 Annual Report is now available online. Please enjoy: Click here to view the Sky Island Alliance 2018 Annual Report   Click HERE to view our past annual reports. 

Mexican Natural Protected Area: ADVC Rancho Los Fresnos

As we’ve discussed before, the land conservation between the US and Mexico is quite different, so through this series of blog posts, we aim to help you understand Mexico’s land conservation system. We’ve already introduced you to a federal protected area called APFF Bavispe, and now we’d like to introduce you to another type of…
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Staff Highlight: Emily Burns

December 16, 2019

Emily Burns: Program Director Favorite place in Sky Islands? The view from Montezuma Pass in the Huachuca Mountains is spectacular. Looking south you can see the amazing sky islands of Sonora, Mexico and to the north the mountains of Arizona. In September, I stood at the overlook fascinated by the political, social, and ecological divide…
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Rastro de Fauna: Grado

December 15, 2019

Los animales han desarrollado varias formas de locomoción para moverse. Los animales terrestres tienen tres tipos comunes de locomoción: plantígrado, digitígrado y ungulígrado. Puedes ver el tipo de locomoción de un animal en sus huellas, y es una herramienta para ayudarte a deducir qué animal hizo esa huella. Consulte nuestra publicación de blog anterior: Anatomía…
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