Sky Island Heroes

Naomi Primero – 2016 Doris Duke Conservation Scholar


Naomi Primero, one of our amazing 2016 Doris Duke Conservation Scholars, spent three weeks this summer exploring and learning with us in the Sky Islands—and she wants to share her Sky Island Alliance story with you. On our hikes lugging buckets of plants or searching for invasive fountain grass, each small patch of shade provided…
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Recent News

Sky Island Alliance volunteers are turning heads in Sonora!

March 28, 2017

Our Alianza Mariposa Monarca volunteers are working hard to raise awareness of monarch and pollinator conservation in the Sky Island communities of Sonora, Mexico. Alianza Mariposa Monarca is a group of over 20 student volunteers from Universidad de Sonora who are helping us fill a vital information gap regarding the status of monarch butterflies in…
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What makes good pathways for wildlife? Abundant clean water!

March 28, 2017

Pathways for wildlife aren’t literal roads or trails. On their journey north to stake out new territory, jaguars need regular access to clean water and food, and they need safe and secluded passage through wild areas free from development and disturbance. With your help Sky Island Alliance will protect and restore these vital resources. When…
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Sky Island conservation is powered by YOU!

March 21, 2017

I first met Sky Island Alliance nearly 13 years ago as one of the hundreds of volunteers who power our conservation work each year. It was a joy to spend two days in beautiful, rolling grasslands, digging in the dirt. That trip opened my eyes to the spirit of people-powered conservation and drew me into…
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Upcoming Events

  1. Track the Jaguars at our Arizona Gives Day event

    April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Sky Island Alliance board member and local artist Pat Frederick created two beautiful, life-size metal sculptures of Macho B and Corazon to raise awareness for the plight of jaguars in Arizona and Northern Mexico. The Spirit of Macho B will be making an appearance at our special Arizona Gives Day happy hour. Don’t miss this…
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  2. Spring Assessments: Deer Creek in the Galiuros

    April 14 @ 3:00 pm - April 16 @ 5:30 pm

    Venture into the wilds with Sky Island Alliance as we go in search of seeps and springs throughout the landscape. Spring assessments often require miles of off-trail hiking every day. Prior training is not required, but experienced volunteers and those with skills in tracking, plant identification, and invertebrate or vertebrate identification are always desired.

  3. Bear Canyon Fountain Grass Tuesday Fight Club

    April 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    The fight continues at Bear Canyon. We invite you to join the cause to defeat fountain grass.
    ¡Personal bilingüe estará presente en este viaje!