Field Notes

Small Saguaros Surge Skyward! Preliminary Results from the Census 

January 4, 2020

In December, Sky Island Alliance volunteers took to the trails in Saguaro National Park East District to count and measure saguaros as part of the Saguaro Census. Every ten years, Saguaro National Park inventories the population of saguaro across 45 large plots with help from the community. They look for changes in the total number of saguaro and…
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32 Walnut trees planted in Bear Canyon!

November 18, 2019

Two weeks ago Sky Island Alliance partnered with Earth Camp students and the Forest Service to plant 32 native black walnuts in Bear Canyon. These trees were gathered from seed in Bear Canyon and were grown by our partner, Borderlands Restoration. Earth Camp is run by the Arizona-Sorora Desert Museum, teaching local Tucson students about…
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