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

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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What makes good pathways for wildlife? Abundant clean water!

March 28, 2017

Pathways for wildlife aren’t literal roads or trails. On their journey north to stake out new territory, jaguars need regular access to clean water and food, and they need safe and secluded passage through wild areas free from development and disturbance. With your help Sky Island Alliance will protect and restore these vital resources. When…
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Upcoming Events

  1. Bear Canyon Fountain Grass Fight Club

    April 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Join us to our last battle of the month. Together we can wipe out fountain grass from this beautiful canyon.
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  2. Spring Assessments: Catalinas NE

    May 12 @ 4:00 pm - May 14 @ 5:30 pm

    Venture into the wilds with Sky Island Alliance as we go in search of seeps and springs throughout the landscape. Spring assessments often require miles of off-trail hiking every day. Prior training is not required, but experienced volunteers and those with skills in tracking, plant identification, and invertebrate or vertebrate identification are always desired.

  3. 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.