Sky Island Blog

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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Spring 2019 Wildlife Camera Report

June 27, 2019

We would like to give a huge thanks to every single one of our Volunteer Wildlife Camera Monitors! They work very hard and dedicate long hours to check and maintain these cameras. Without them none of this data would be available! SIA Spring 2019 Wildlife Camera Report

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. Thu Oct 24

    Fall Wildlife Tracking Workshop: 2019

    October 24 @ 9:00 am - October 27 @ 6:00 pm

  3. Fri Nov 8

    Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: November

    November 8 @ 2:30 pm - November 10 @ 6:00 pm



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