Field Notes

In Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains, plans for the giant Rosemont mine have unleashed a battle.

May 16, 2019

The Trump administration approved a new copper mine in Arizona. Opponents say it would destroy creeks and damage wildlife habitat where jaguars roam.

Wildlife Crossings Connect Critical Habitats Disrupted by Arizona Highways

July 5, 2018

Highways in Arizona traverse open and urban areas, connecting people across the state. But roadways often create dangerous habitat divides for wildlife. Now, unlikely partners are developing what they hope will become a model for safe wildlife travel, even amid a development boom.

Lion hunter trapped jaguar that was killed, Mexican rancher was told

July 2, 2018

A prominent northern Sonora rancher heavily involved in conservation work says he’s been told by sources that the dead jaguar whose pelt recently appeared online was trapped and killed by a mountain lion hunter.

Climate change is making it harder to revive damaged land

Carianne Campbell remembers the exact moment she fell in love with the Sonoran Desert. As a botany major in college, she joined a class field trip to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on the southern border of Arizona, arriving and setting up camp in the dark. Emerging from her tent the next morning, Campbell, who…
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Jaguar that roamed Huachuca Mountains shown dead in photo, officials say

June 25, 2018

A male jaguar that roamed the Huachuca Mountains in 2016 and 2017 is now believed to be dead.

Colaboración binacional entre parques hermanos

May 8, 2018

Un buen ejemplo de cómo los habitantes de ambos lados de la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos nos oponemos a la fría separación de las naciones, es jugar al “Wallyball,” un deporte muy similar al voleyball que usa el muro fronterizo en lugar de la red.

Second local March for Science rally on Sunday at Reid Park

April 12, 2018

March for Science Southern Arizona is holding its second rally with the hopes of evolving into a larger organization that focuses year-round on science education, literacy and outreach.

Along the border, 500 miles of desert species

April 5, 2018

One early March morning in southern Arizona’s Coronado National Memorial, an uneven line of scientists and amateur naturalists in floppy hats and hiking pants crept up a steep hillside through yellowed grasses and dark shrubs.

The desert, divided

March 19, 2018

In early January, almost everyone in the country seemed to have the flu, including U.S. House Rep. Raúl Grijalva. “My grandkids made me sick!” he exclaimed over the phone from Washington, D.C., sounding congested. Grijalva, a Democrat, represents Arizona’s 3rd District, which comprises most of the state’s southern border, including Nogales, a town of one-…
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Border BioBlitz documents Santa Ana wildlife in binational science effort

March 13, 2018

ALAMO — Looking to preserve the biodiversity of the Rio Grande Valley, volunteers from both sides of the border have been working to document as many species as possible. Last Saturday the group gathered at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge to participate in the Border BioBlitz, a one-day binational science effort to record as many…
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