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.

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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Galiuros Wilderness spring seeking

Galiuros Springs Survey (Ticketed Event)

May 21, 2024

The Work Join Sky Island Alliance in the field to explore and survey natural springs in the Galiuro Wilderness. New Spring Seekers will be trained how to answer the survey…
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Bobcat mom

Celebrating a Bobcat Mom in the Borderlands

May 8, 2024

This year, in honor of Mother’s Day (on May 10 in Mexico and May 12 in the U.S.), we wanted to acknowledge a special bobcat mother who has raised two…
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Galiuros Wilderness spring seeking

Galiuros Springs Survey (Community Event)

April 29, 2024

The Work Join Sky Island Alliance in the field to explore and survey natural springs in the Galiuro Wilderness. New Spring Seekers will be trained how to answer the survey…
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Copper Queen Library kickoff event for FotoFauna

FotoFauna Lending Library Kickoff in Bisbee

During this presentation, participants will learn about SIA’s FotoFauna program and how they can participate in this community science project through the Copper Queen Library. Patrons can check out a…
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BioBlitz in Sonora

Binational Border BioBlitz 2024 — Sonora

April 19, 2024

Calling birders, botanists, bug lovers, trackers, herpers, fungi folk, and naturalists of all sorts! Join SIA and partners for a special binational event at San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge in…
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