Field Notes

Sky Island Coffee Break: Best FotoFauna Photographs of 2020

December 17, 2020

Register for the Zoom Link Join us to see the many candid and beautiful wildlife photos contributed to Sky Island FotoFauna in 2020 by volunteers and partners across the region. During this virtual Coffee Break you will cast votes for the best photos of the year! Help us select the winning photographs and wrap up…
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Sky Island Coffee Break: Border Wildlife Study 6 Month Update

December 10, 2020

Register for the Zoom Link Join us to learn the latest results from our Border Wildlife Study. With 84 species detected since March, you won’t want to miss seeing photographs of the new species we’ve seen including porcupine and the Virginia opossum. We’ll discuss which species appear most often at night and which species prefer…
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You’re Invited! Keeping Wildlife Thriving and Water Flowing in 2021

December 3, 2020

Register for 4:30 PM and Receive the Zoom Link As one of our most dedicated supporters, you’re invited to join Sky Island Alliance Executive Director Louise Misztal,  Program Director Emily Burns, and Conservation Director Paulo Quadri for a conversation to learn how your support benefited wildlife, springs, and students in the Sky Islands. We’ll also…
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My Wanderings in the Sonoran Sky Islands—Conservation Stories with Mario Cirett

October 29, 2020

Register for the Zoom Link Here A natural-born naturalist who began camping solo at the age of 10, Mario Cirett has been working to protect the Sky Islands in Sonora for nearly 3 decades. He has been a fundamental actor in the conservation of Sonoran species and ecosystems, including working as the director of the…
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Sky Island Coffee Break: Conservation in Mexico 101

August 13, 2020

Join a discussion with our new Conservation Director, Paulo Quadri Barba, as he tells the story of land tenure and conservation in Mexico and describes the conservation tools used to protect both public and private land. Hear the latest news on recent defunding of CONANP—Mexico’s equivalent to the National Park Service—and how reserves in the…
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Sky Island Coffee Break: Border Wildlife Study 90-Day Report

July 23, 2020

Register for the Zoom Link Here Join us as we share new results from the first 90 days of our Border Wildlife Study documenting species in the path of the border wall. Since March 9, 2020, our 60-camera array along 34 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border recorded a huge diversity of mammals, birds, reptiles, and…
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Wilderness Springs Training

July 21, 2020

Did you know that springs on U.S. Forest Service land might not be protected unless they are surveyed to validate the water rights? Come learn more about our new Spring Seeker survey and how you can help survey wilderness spring this summer in Coronado National Forest! We’ll cover topics including which wilderness areas need to…
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Seeking Sky Island Springs

July 13, 2020

Join us for this Coffee Break with Sky Island Alliance staff Emily Burns and Sami Hammer to learn about how springs bring life to the Sky Island region and what it will take to save springs for generations. Virtually tour springs in the U.S. and Mexico and listen to the shared stories of how we…
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The Next Generation of Sky Island Leaders

June 30, 2020

Sky Island Alliance is building the next generation of leaders who will study, advocate for, and protect our shared region between the United States and Mexico. During this Coffee Break, we share how our Sister Parks Project in collaboration with the National Park Service led to the creation of a binational internship program for undergraduate…
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