Field Notes

American Scar

“American Scar” — Virtual Screening + Q&A

May 5, 2022

On May 4, 2022, Sky Island Alliance and allies hosted a virtual screening of the border wall documentary “American Scar,” produced by The New Yorker. Watch the 13-minute documentary and…
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“American Scar” Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion

May 4, 2022

Sky Island Alliance, Wildlands Network, and Cuenca Los Ojos are leading conservation organizations working across the border in southern Arizona and northern Sonora. Together we invite you to a virtual…
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A New England/Sky Island Connection

March 2, 2022

Recently, we received a note from new supporter Joel Rhymer talking about his travels in Arizona as a teacher and thanking us for our work responding to Custom and Border…
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Key Messages and Comment Writing on the Border Barrier Remediation Plan

January 28, 2022

 This webinar aired on January 28, 2022. TAKE ACTION! Visit our action alert hub for helpful links and information that will guide you in writing and submitting personalized feedback…
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The Border Wall: What’s Happening One Year Later

January 20, 2022

One year ago, President Biden paused the border wall. On January 20, 2021, I remember holding my breath and hoping that when President Biden stepped into office, he’d immediately end…
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Border Changes in Arizona — A Pilot’s Perspective

This webinar aired on Jan. 20, 2022. How have the borderlands of southeastern Arizona changed in recent years? From road blading, groundwater pumping, and border wall construction to extreme changes…
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Celebrating 2021 on Our Border Wildlife Study Cameras

December 28, 2021

It’s hard to believe the Border Wildlife Study entered its second year in 2021, with over three million photos detected since March of 2020 and over 60,000 photos containing some…
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Border Wildlife Study: People on Our Trail Cameras

May 24, 2021

Photo caption: A white-tailed deer rests near an oak tree (left) while an orange construction vehicle drives quickly along a the border road during active wall construction in the Huachuca…
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Reversing the Damage of the Border Wall: New Issues and New Resources

March 2, 2021

Although Biden’s presidential proclamation to pause wall construction was welcome news, it has not been the policy fix we had hoped for. In the Sky Island region, construction continued right up to and—in some locations like…
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Border Road Construction Tears Through Wash Frequented by Wildlife Species

February 17, 2021

While out visiting the westernmost Patagonia Mountain cameras in the Border Wildlife Study, our field team discovered a lot of debris from previous border wall construction in a wash just north of the U.S.-Mexico border. As…
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