Field Notes

Call for Art: Help Bear Witness to the Patagonia Mountains by Submitting Art of the Borderlands

January 15, 2021

  Help us tell the story of the critical jaguar habitat in the Patagonia Mountains that is now threatened by border wall construction. If the Patagonias are cut off from…
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No More Border Wall: Urging the Biden Administration to Act

January 12, 2021

In less than two weeks, President-elect Joe Biden and his council will assume office of the U.S. federal government. One of Biden’s many talking points during the election season was…
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¡Hemos detectado más de 100 especies en las tierras fronteriza entre Estados Unidos y México!

December 11, 2020

En marzo de 2020, Sky Island Alliance se asoció con la organización sin fines de lucro mexicana Naturalia, A.C. para documentar la vida silvestre que vive o migra a través…
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We’ve Detected Over 100 Species in the Borderlands!

In March 2020, Sky Island Alliance partnered with Mexican nonprofit Naturalia, A.C. to document the wildlife that lives in or migrates through the U.S.–Mexico borderlands, one of the last remaining…
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Notes from the Field:  The Border Wall

September 18, 2020

A large part of my job is maintaining our field cameras for the Border Wildlife Study stretching between the Patagonia Mountains and the Huachuca Mountains. I’ve always loved fieldwork—a chance to escape…
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Wall Construction at the San Pedro River

September 2, 2020

In July 2020, construction of a 30-foot steel border wall began across the last free-flowing river in Arizona. Despite monsoon floods that push water 140 miles from the San Pedro River’s headwaters in Mexico northwards to its convergence with the…
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Destructive Border Wall Construction Accelerates in the Sky Islands

July 14, 2020

It’s been a difficult month in the borderlands, as COVID-19 cases soar in Arizona, and border wall construction continues at breakneck speed tearing through rugged, protected lands, and Native American sacred sites. Border wall construction is destroying large swaths of National Monuments, National Wildlife Refuges and…
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Stop the Border Wall – Thank you to the Sky Island supporters

May 14, 2020

Thank you to the Sky Island supporters across the country who already voiced opposition to border wall construction! We are so inspired by seeing your comments to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials, calling for federal wall construction to stop on Arizona’s southern border. …
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The Science Behind our new Border Wildlife Study

April 1, 2020

With border wall actively under construction in Southern Arizona, it’s a race against time to document the wildlife community living in unwalled stretches of the international border today. We designed…
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Do you live near the border and want to help protect wildlife?

January 15, 2020

In 2019 Sky Island Alliance collected 9,600 photos of wildlife (2019 Top 10 photos). We want to make 2020 the year of 20,000 wildlife photos, and we need your help…
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