Field Notes

Notes from the Field: Round River Conservation Studies Sky Island Semester

February 18, 2021

After spending the last few months planning for the Round River Conservation Studies (RRCS) first ever semester in the Sky Islands, I was ecstatic to finally spend time with them in the field over the past couple weeks. RRCS is an ecological research and education organization dedicated to conservation strategies that are sustainable and tied…
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Los Lugares Favoritos de Nuestros Pasantes en las Islas del Cielo de Sonora

January 26, 2021

Hacia el final de su pasantía, le preguntamos a Elizabeth, Miguel y Ángel sobre sus lugares favoritos en la región de Sonoran Sky Island. Meses de búsqueda de manantiales y analizando los datos de fauna silvestre los llevaron a varios lugares increíbles, algunos en sus propios patios. Al leer sus presentaciones, esperamos que sus descripciones…
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What We Learned from Monitoring Springs in 2020

January 8, 2021

Since the launch of Spring Seeker in July 2020, Sky Island Alliance and its volunteers have been able to visit 256 springs throughout the Sky Island region of southern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.  Visitors of these springs completed a quick survey in an app on their phone, detailing the location and state of each water source—including which ones were impacted by ongoing drought, which ones need some restoration work or protection, and which ones are intermittent…
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Sky Island conservation is powered by YOU!

March 21, 2017

I first met Sky Island Alliance nearly 13 years ago as one of the hundreds of volunteers who power our conservation work each year. It was a joy to spend two days in beautiful, rolling grasslands, digging in the dirt. That trip opened my eyes to the spirit of people-powered conservation and drew me into…
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