Field Notes

Summer Intern Stories: The Writing in the Sand—Wildlife Tracking in Aravaipa Canyon

August 16, 2021

Written by Aleidys Lopez Romero, a 2021 Sky Island Alliance Binational Internship Program participant. While exploring the extravagant views offered within Aravaipa Canyon [this summer], Sky Island Alliance staff along with the Round River Conservation Studies group decided to go on a short wildlife tracking expedition. After a little bushwhacking, a rattlesnake sighting, and greeting several…
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Notes from the Field: The Great Porcupine Search

June 10, 2021

Photo Caption: A North American porcupine detected on one of our Border Wildlife Study cameras. Thank you to our wonderful volunteer, Alicia Stout, for this engaging blog post she wrote on her recent wildlife adventures with SIA staff in the field! If you have similar stories of volunteering with us, please send a write-up to…
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Social distancing at all levels

March 18, 2020

We hope that you and your family are safe and comfortable as our community adjusts to Covid-19. As volunteers, you help us accomplish so much and nothing is more important to us than your health. For this reason, we are evolving our volunteer plans for the foreseeable future to protect our Sky Island community. Wildlife…
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Another Tracking Workshop in the books!

November 5, 2019

Two weeks ago Sky Island Alliance hosted our Fall 2019 Tracking Workshop. We had a fabulous time with a group of 16 newly trained trackers. They quickly picked up the art of tracking through hands-on experience and time in the field to practice. During the workshop they learned how to observe the wildlife around them…
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Wildlife Tracking Workshop-Fall 2017-Aravaipa Canyon

October 19, 2017

Join us for a four-day get-away in a spectacular Sky Island setting with Sky Island Alliance staff and regional guest experts. Participants gain hands-on field instruction, training in a variety of tracking skills and techniques, and are prepared to join our wildlife monitoring projects.