Field Notes

Rio Cocospera in Sonora

Environmental Groups Look Forward at Gathering in Sonora

May 31, 2022

Leer en español In May 2022, Sky Island Alliance staff joined five other environmental organizations in Sonora, Mexico, for a weekend at the stunningly beautiful Aribabi Conservation Ranch, nestled among…
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A Sky Island Love Letter from 6th Grader Lucy Goepfrich

January 27, 2022

A few months ago, as I was reading through the notes that were left with the end-of-year donations given to Sky Island Alliance, I came across this one from a…
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Building Erosion Control Structures in the Galiuro Mountains

January 18, 2022

In 2017, Sky Island Alliance built two ponds on a ranch at the southern end of the Galiuro Mountains. The intention of this project was to provide a mid-elevation water…
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Year-End 2021 FotoFauna Photo Celebration with Saguaro National Park

December 16, 2021

This webinar aired on December 16, 2021. As 2021 comes to a close, what better way is there to celebrate making it through another 12 months of heartache, joy, and…
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Meet an SIA Staff Member: Bryon Lichtenhan

October 25, 2021

Bryon Lichtenhan, our Stewardship Specialist, has worked with Sky Island Alliance for over seven years, starting as a volunteer before joining our team in 2015. He’s an integral part of…
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In Memory of Volunteer Extraordinaire Tom Swenson-Healey

September 22, 2021

A Tribute to a Special Volunteer BY SKY ISLAND ALLIANCE STAFF A few years back, I had been a retired nurse with too much time on my hands and really…
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Thank You for Making a Difference in Aravaipa Canyon

June 25, 2021

Photo Caption: Volunteers removing vinca under the beautiful fall colors of Aravaipa Canyon. Years have passed since we first partnered with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to remove invasive periwinkle (vinca) from the creek that flows through Aravaipa…
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Six Ways We can Help Save the Wild Cats of the Sky Islands

June 24, 2021

Video Transcript: Every wild cat’s life is a journey in search of water, food, shelter, and mates. In our modern world, cats face many obstacles that cut them off from…
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What Our Sky Island Fellow Learned about Springs in Sonora

June 21, 2021

¿Hablas Español? Lee el blog en Español. Earlier this year, our 2021 Sky Island Fellow Ángel Garcia — who also spent the summer and fall of 2020 with us as…
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Celebrating 30 Years of Conservation: The Founding of Sky Island Alliance

May 13, 2021

In 1991, activists from a variety of groups met to discuss the gap they saw in the environmental grassroots movements of the time. National conservation organizations had their priorities, but none of them were focused…
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