Pajarita Wilderness spring survey

Help Survey Wilderness Springs in the Sky Islands

February 2, 2024

We’re excited to announce a big push in our campaign to survey springs in wilderness areas of the Coronado National Forest. As defined by the Wilderness Act of 1964, wilderness…
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Pajarita Wilderness spring survey

Workshop: Springs Trip Planning and Navigation

Join SIA staff for an evening at our Tucson office getting ready for upcoming volunteer trips to visit springs within wilderness areas of the Coronado National Forest. Topics covered will…
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Rio Sonora

Sky Island Hikes: Banámichi to Río Sonora

January 29, 2024

The following is part of a series of recommended Sky Island hikes. Be safe, have fun, and leave no trace. Earlier last year, Sky Island Alliance’s entire staff met up in the…
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Coffee Break on invasive plants.

Invasive Plants: The Biggest Local Threats and What We Can Do

January 17, 2024

Join us for our next virtual Coffee Break with Saguaro National Park’s botanist Dan Beckman. He’ll present on some of the most concerning invasive plants in the region, including buffelgrass,…
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Aravaipa vista

A Look Ahead at 2024

January 11, 2024

It’s the start of a new year, and our binational team has an exciting set of priorities for the year ahead. As always, we are dedicating ourselves to protect and…
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Aravaipa volunteers

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

December 20, 2023

Come join us for one of our last volunteer camping weekends in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve as we finish this round in our fight against invasive vinca!

Aravaipa Canyon

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

Come join us for one of our last volunteer camping weekends in Aravaipa Canyon Preserve as we finish this round in our fight against invasive vinca!

Faith Ramon

Mujeres Fronterizas #7: Faith Ramon

December 14, 2023

Subscribe: Spotify / Apple Podcasts In our last episode of “Mujeres Fronterizas” for 2023 (we’ll be back in February), SIA board member Denise Moreno Ramírez interviews Faith Ramon about growing…
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Patagonia spring

Protect Patagonia Springs and Creeks From Mining

Hundreds of springs in southern Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains, as well as the wildlife that depend on them, are at risk. A mining company called South32 seeks to develop a new…
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Illustration of Mt. Wrightson in the Santa Ritas by Julia Bass.

Belmont University Class Creates Sky Island Art

December 12, 2023

Guest blog by Dan Brawner, associate professor of Design & Illustration at Belmont University’s Watkins College of Art Inspired by conversations with Sarah J. Love, who gave a Coffee Break…
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