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

Responding to the extinction crisis in the Sky Islands

May 15, 2019

It’s been a tough month of bad news for wildlife, water, and all of us that call the Sky Island region home. Amidst a raft of destructive proposals, the UN released a new definitive report on the state of our natural world. The report details the destruction we humans have wreaked on Earth’s web of…
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Check out which animals were the most photographed in Fall 2018

February 22, 2019

We would like to give a huge thanks to every single one of our Volunteer Wildlife Camera Monitors who work very hard and dedicate long hours to check and maintain these cameras. Without them none of this data would be available! A very special thanks also to our Conservation Technician, Meagan Bethel, who not only…
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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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Upcoming Events

  1. Fri Jun 28

    Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: June

    June 28 @ 2:30 pm - June 30 @ 6:00 pm
  2. Fri Jul 12

    Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal: July

    July 12 @ 2:30 pm - July 14 @ 6:00 pm
  3. Thu Oct 24

    Fall Wildlife Tracking Workshop: 2019

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

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