Sky Island Heroes

Julie and Billy Martin, Sky Island Heroes


It is with great pleasure that we at Sky Island Alliance announce our new Sky Island Heroes: Billy and Julie Martin! Billy and Julie joined us most recently on a springs assessment trip in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Julie has volunteered on numerous trips since 2015 (the spring assessment was Billy’s second outing), including multiple…
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Recent News

BEE-lieve it or not, it’s National Pollinator Week!

June 21, 2017

by Marci Caballero-Reynolds, Doris Duke Conservation Intern National Pollinator Week has arrived, and it’s time to celebrate and learn about our pollinators here in the Southwest. The Sky Island Region contains important migratory corridors for bees, flies, bats, butterflies, moths, ants, birds, and bats that have formed mutualistic relationships to blooming plants. With a rapidly…
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¡Ajos-Bavispe obtiene un ascenso!/Ajos-Bavispe gets a promotion!

June 8, 2017

English text below. por Mirna Manteca ¡Estamos celebrando buenas noticias sobre uno de nuestros colaboradores más grandes en Sonora! La Reserva Forestal Nacional y Refugio de Fauna Silvestre Ajos-Bavispe ha sido oficialmente reclasificada como Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Bavispe. Gracias a Wildlands Network y una larga lista de individuos y organizaciones interesadas,…
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Why I Give

May 24, 2017

We launched our Pathways for Wildlife campaign to the public on Arizona Gives Day to resounding support from our community of donors, volunteers, and partners. To date, we have raised more than $18,000, with nearly half of that coming in during 24 hours on Arizona Gives Day, a statewide day of giving. We asked folks…
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Upcoming Events

  1. Pollinator Planting at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

    July 13 @ 10:00 am - July 16 @ 8:00 pm

    Stay tuned for our next round of trips out to Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument! Dates are still tentative, but registration should open soon. We’ll be working to help stabilize a burned hillside by installing plants for native pollinators.

  2. Audubon Research Ranch Pond Planting

    July 21 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Help us put some finishing touches on our recent pond building project out at the Audubon Society’s Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch! We will be installing native plants that were grown from seed collected right on the ranch.

  3. Pollinator Planting at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

    September 21 @ 10:00 am - September 24 @ 8:00 pm

    We’ll be heading back to Gila Cliff dwellings National Monument to continue planting native, pollinator-friendly plants. Registration is not yet open, but stay tuned…