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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Sky Island Blog

Melissa’s intern photo essay: canyons, cliffs, and grasslands

July 19, 2018

by Melissa Galindo, 2018 Doris Duke Conservation Scholar Halfway through my internship with Sky Island Alliance, and I’ve seen so much already! Is it hot out here? My attempt to stay cool in the Arizona heat. The only water source was a spigot roughly a third of a mile from the field site. We carried…
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Tasia’s intern photo essay: 4 weeks, 2 countries, countless memories

July 19, 2018

by Tasia North, 2018 Doris Duke Conservation Scholar Four weeks in, four weeks to go, in my internship with Sky Island Alliance. The sun sets on a hard day’s work This was taken at Sowls Pond out in the Galiuro Mountains. Last year Sky Island Alliance built several ponds and planted a whole bunch of…
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Raise your voice to protect the San Pedro!

July 11, 2018

Public comment period open now. The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) is a natural gem that sits at the heart of the Sky Island Region. Encompassing 40 miles of the San Pedro River, it was designated to protect and enhance this rare perennially flowing desert river and the lush ribbon of green it…
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    Fertile Islands at Rancho Los Fresnos Mexico

    December 12 @ 9:00 am - December 14 @ 2:00 pm
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    Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: January

    January 25, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - January 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
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    Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: February

    February 22, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - February 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm


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