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.

Hermosa Mine coffee break

Coffee Break: Protecting the Patagonia Mountains From Destructive Mining

May 30, 2024

In this virtual Coffee Break from May 30, 2024, Sky Island Alliance staff share latest updates on our work to protect southern Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains from destructive mining. A company…
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Black bear in Patagonia Mountains

Protect the Patagonias From Destructive Mining

May 29, 2024

An Australian-based company called South32 is pushing to expand its Hermosa mine onto public land in Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains, and we need your help to stop it.  This area, part…
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Butterfly

Photo Gallery: 2024 Border BioBlitz

May 28, 2024

On May 18, Sky Island Alliance once again joined the annual Border BioBlitz with a special binational event at Cuenca Los Ojos ranch in Sonora and at San Bernardino National…
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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.