Spencer Canyon Area Erosion-Control Structures

June 7, 2024

Join us up on Mt. Lemmon for a weekend of camping at Spencer Canyon and help build erosion control structures.

Porcupine in the San Rafael Valley

Coffee Break: Porcupines in the Sky Island Borderlands

June 5, 2024

North American porcupines (Erethizon dorsatum) are found across Arizona, but little is known about their distribution in the Sky Island region, and public perception is that porcupines do not live in the borderlands at all. Join SIA Wildlife Specialist Meagan Bethel for our next virtual Coffee Break to learn more about these fascinating creatures, surprising detections on our Border Wildlife Study cameras, and their documented crossing of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Bisbee Talk on Binational Conservation

We’re deeply committed to protecting the Sky Islands. But what does it truly mean to live and operate in a binational landscape that differs culturally/politically and is divided by physical barriers? Join us for a special talk at Bisbee’s Copper Queen Library to learn more. Our Mexico Program Director Zach Palma will present, and it’s a chance to learn more about efforts to build ecological resilience in our region.

Spine-tipped dancers

‘Spring Cleaning’ Weed Removal at Tucson Springs

May 31, 2024

Join our campaign to remove invasive species at nine priority springs in the Tucson area. Together, we can restore these crucial wildlife oases! We’ll meet every Tuesday morning and be working mostly in the Sabino Canyon area on the northeast side of town and near Vail and Davidson Canyon on the southeast side. Stay as long as you like, and leave for work if you need to. This is a great way to create an impact, get in a workout, and meet other volunteers.

McGrew Spring

‘Spring Cleaning’ Weed Removal at Tucson Springs

Join our campaign to remove invasive species at nine priority springs in the Tucson area. Together, we can restore these crucial wildlife oases! We’ll meet every Tuesday morning and be working mostly in the Sabino Canyon area on the northeast side of town and near Vail and Davidson Canyon on the southeast side. Stay as long as you like, and leave for work if you need to. This is a great way to create an impact, get in a workout, and meet other volunteers.

Galiuros Wilderness spring seeking

‘Spring Cleaning’ Weed Removal at Tucson Springs

Join our campaign to remove invasive species at nine priority springs in the Tucson area. Together, we can restore these crucial wildlife oases! We’ll meet every Tuesday morning and be working mostly in the Sabino Canyon area on the northeast side of town and near Vail and Davidson Canyon on the southeast side. Stay as long as you like, and leave for work if you need to. This is a great way to create an impact, get in a workout, and meet other volunteers.

Spring cleaning

‘Spring Cleaning’ Weed Removal at Tucson Springs

May 24, 2024

Join our campaign to remove invasive species at nine priority springs in the Tucson area. Together, we can restore these crucial wildlife oases! We’ll meet every Tuesday morning and be working mostly in the Sabino Canyon area on the northeast side of town and near Vail and Davidson Canyon on the southeast side. Stay as long as you like, and leave for work if you need to. This is a great way to create an impact, get in a workout, and meet other volunteers.

Galiuros Wilderness spring seeking

Galiuros Springs Survey (Ticketed Event)

May 21, 2024

The Work Join Sky Island Alliance in the field to explore and survey natural springs in the Galiuro Wilderness. New Spring Seekers will be trained how to answer the survey…
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Black bear in the Patagonia Mountains

Time to Take Action: Protecting the Patagonia Mountains From the Hermosa Mine

May 17, 2024

Join us for our next virtual Coffee Break to learn more about what you can do to help protect southern Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains from destructive mining. A company called South32 has requested to expand a mine onto U.S. Forest Service land, which will require the discharge of up to 6.5 million gallons of precious groundwater per day and lead to many other irreversible damages. In this talk, SIA staff will share updates on the project, and we’ll have a chance to hear from our local partners.

Searching for springsnails

Survey Spring Snails in the Patagonia Mountains

May 13, 2024

Join us for this special Spring Seeker field trip to document these fascinating creatures that break down plant material and provide food for other animals.