The Summit

Wildlife at the Wall

September 19, 2019

The US-Mexico border runs through the heart of the Sky Island Region—a unique continental crossroads between temperate and neotropical worlds—rich with both human and animal life. For millennia, wildlife freely roamed between major mountain chains of the Sierra Madres and the Rocky Mountains, thriving in the Sky Islands that rise up from the desert southwest…
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Santa Rita Mountains Saved for Now

August 6, 2019

Last week in the Sky Island region was momentous. Wednesday evening a federal district judge blocked construction of the Rosemont Mine, a proposed open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson. With construction poised to begin on August 1st, the July 31 ruling was a dramatic last-minute reprieve for the plants and…
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Wildlife of the Borderlands

June 28, 2019

Sky Island Alliance’s Border Camera Summary Sky Island Alliance has been monitoring seventeen cameras within thirty-five miles from the United States and Mexico border. These cameras have been operational since July 2017, monitored by dozens of dedicated volunteers and this is a summary of over twenty-two months of photo data. The purpose of this summary…
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Sky Island Heroes

Tom Swenson-Healey, Sky Island Hero

Whether he’s bushwhacking up a side canyon in search of a spring or chatting with passersby at a local outreach event, Tom has gone – and continues to go – beyond the call of duty as a volunteer for Sky Island Alliance. In 2017 he contributed innumerable hours of his own time to many of…
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Upcoming Events

  1. Sat Sep 28

    National Public Lands Day 2019

    September 28 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

  2. Sun Sep 29

  3. Sat Oct 5

    Coronado Memorial Borderlands Festival

    October 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



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