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

The case for protecting our public lands

May 23, 2017

Across the United States, public lands provide clean water and open space and support healthy human communities. In the Sky Islands, public lands encompass most of our mountains, providing a haven for a diversity of plants and animals, enjoyment for all of us, and essential services like clean air and flowing creeks that support our…
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Defending science and taking action on climate change

April 20, 2017

The proposed federal budget released in March brings into sharp focus the impacts of the Trump administration’s unwillingness to accept the settled science on climate change, or any science really. There is a particular disregard for the science responding to climate change. Science is core to Sky Island Alliance’s mission, and we’ve long invested in…
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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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Upcoming Events

  1. Walnut Planting in Spencer Canyon

    May 27 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

    We need you for a fun day of walnut planting in Spencer Canyon. We will be continuing our project to create more resources for the Santa Catalina gray squirrel by planting more of their very favorite foods! Join us in this cool, high elevation canyon, for a respite from the summer heat.

  2. Audubon Research Ranch Ponds Project

    June 5 @ 7:00 am - June 8 @ 5:00 pm

    The ponds at Audubon’s Research Ranch offer important habitant for a number of rare species including Chiricahua leopard frogs and Mexican gartersnake. However, some of these ponds are in need of a little re-vamping. Join us as we partner with the National Audubon Society, and Tom Biebighauser of Wetland Restoration and Training LLC and work to bring new life to these water sources.

  3. Aravaipa Canyon-June Riparian Restoration

    June 22 @ 2:30 pm - June 25 @ 6:00 pm

    Join us for a special four day trip to spectacular Aravaipa Canyon as we continue our work to clear invasive vinca from around The Nature Conservancy’s guesthouse. This project is part of our long term goal of removing vinca from throughout the canyon!