Sky Island Heroes

Bill Bemis, Sky Island Hero

Bill exemplifies everything a nonprofit could hope to have as a donor, volunteer, and all-around supporter. Bill has attended numerous field outings over the past three years, from pond plantings to seed collections; he also participates in our Adopt-a-Spring program, visiting a spring site in Parker Canyon five times a year to record vital data…
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Your #MadCon2018 Daily Digest is here!

May 10, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Day 3 – Herp, Herp, Hooray! MadCon Wednesday was a dedicated to all things scaly, slimy, and slithery! While lots of MadCon attendees were out and about, exploring science on the ground in the Madrean Sky Islands (special blog post on the field trips to come later), dozens more were at…
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CALL TO ACTION: Speak out to protect our Outstanding Arizona Waters!

May 2, 2018

Davidson Canyon, one of our most vital Sky Island pathways for wildlife, and Cienega Creek, a riparian oasis, are designated as Outstanding Arizona Waters. This designation protects unique habitats and perennial flow and safeguards our drinking water in Tucson! At the behest of Hudbay Minerals, a Canadian company seeking to build Rosemont Copper Mine in…
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Volunteer Dispatch: Ecology as contemplative practice, pt. 4

March 21, 2018

by Valarie lee James, Sky Island Alliance Adopt-a-Spring volunteer “Darwin’s manner of deep watchfulness allowed the ordinary ground of life to become sanctified, to be brought into Sensus plenoir—a fuller sense—through the offering of simple attention.” – Lyanda Lynn Haupt, author and naturalist. “…what would it mean for contemplative practice to be considered an integral…
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Upcoming Events

  1. Wed Jun 6

    Southern Galiuro Pond Check-up – June 6

    June 6 @ 1:00 pm - June 8 @ 7:00 pm
  2. Thu Jun 14

    Glia Cliff Dwellings Hillside Restoration – June 14

    June 14 @ 10:00 am - June 17 @ 7:30 pm
  3. Fri Jun 15

    San Pedro River Wet-Dry Mapping

    June 15 @ 12:00 pm - June 16 @ 7:00 pm



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