Field Notes

Evaluation of Water Sources in Sonora’s Sky Islands / Evaluación de fuentes de agua natural en las Islas del Cielo de Sonora

October 1, 2020

Register Here Join us on October 1, 2020 at 9:30am MST for a conversation with UNISIERRA undergraduate and Sky Island Alliance intern, Angel Octavio Garcia Godinez, about the results of his Spring Seeker survey project in Sonora, MX this summer. Angel surveyed more than 40 springs with his family, dramatically increasing our knowledge of springs in the area and came…
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Signs of Life—Forest Recovery After Fire

September 17, 2020

Join us for this Coffee Break to find hope in the ashes after wildfire. Across the west, fires are burning in a multitude of forests this year. We will discuss how different forest types recover after burning, from the Sky Island pine forests of the Southwest to the coast redwood forests of California. We will…
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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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Sky Island Coffee Break: Be a Spring Seeker

July 16, 2020

Register for the Webinar Here Calling all Sky Island volunteers and hikers! During this webinar, learn how to collect valuable information on the health of springs across the Sky Island region independently. Our staff will introduce you to our new Spring Seeker survey for your smartphone and guide you through the simple steps to complete the survey during your…
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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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Sky Island Coffee Break: Seeking Sky Island Springs

July 9, 2020

Register Here Join the next 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. We will virtually tour springs in the U.S. and Mexico and share stories of how we combine science and stewardship to protect vital Sky Island waters.

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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Sky Island Coffee Break: The Next Generation of Sky Island Leaders

June 25, 2020

La próxima generación de líderes en la conservación de las Islas del Cielo Register Here / Regístrese aquí  Join us for discussion of how 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…
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Coffee Break Recap—The Incredible Story of Jaguars in the Borderlands

June 16, 2020

Together we celebrated World Jaguar Day last week with Turtle Southern from the Northern Jaguar Project and Randy Serraglio from the Center for Biological Diversity. They both shared inspiring stories of jaguars roaming across the borderlands and discussed conservation opportunities for jaguars in both the U.S. and Mexico.   Turtle explained that seeing female jaguars and their cubs on the 58,000-acre Northern Jaguar Reserve in Sonora drives everything they do to protect…
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