Field Notes

Unique Partnership Leads to Buffer Wildlife Overpass Project on Church Property

October 9, 2015

On Friday October 15th through Sunday October 17th, volunteers from the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, Sky Island Alliance, Tucson Audubon Society, and the Santa Catalina Catholic Church will work together to install irrigation and plant native plants near the new wildlife overpass in Oro Valley.

Our Move

October 5, 2015

Moving is bittersweet. There will be familiar handwriting on post-its of the past that catch our sight as we box up, and memories triggered as we pull things off of walls.

Student project results in new jaguar sighting

September 8, 2015

It is not every day a rare charismatic carnivore steps in front of a wildlife camera, especially when there is only one jaguar currently known to roam southwestern Arizona. But that is exactly what happened to Dean Goehring, a student at Prescott College.

VIDEO: SIA on The Morning Blend

July 30, 2015

Did you see us on KGUN9’s The Morning Blend? Watch Conservation Manager Jessica Moreno’s interview here!

TAKE ACTION! Benson development could suck San Pedro River Dry

June 24, 2015

More data and study is needed to fully understand the impacts that Villages at Vigneto, a city-sized development proposed on 12,000 acres of private land located southwest of Benson, Arizona, would have on our community, water and natural resources.

Volunteer Heroes add Diversity in Bear Canyon

This year’s spring break marks our one year anniversary working in Bear Canyon, located in Tucson, Arizona on the Coronado National Forest boundary in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

A Decade of Success in Jaguar and Ocelot Conservation

Our work over the last ten years with jaguar and ocelot conservation has shaped my career and outlook as a biologist and conservationist. Just knowing that jaguars and ocelots are present in our Sky Island region is one of the reasons I am passionate about what we do.

La Mariquita, Área Voluntariamente Destinada a la Conservación, ¿Qué significa?

June 23, 2015

Sierra La Mariquita recientemente fue designada como Área Voluntariamente Destinada a la Conservación, pero esto qué significa?

Experience the Sky Islands on Your Own, Experimenta las Islas del Cielo por ti mismo

June 19, 2015

Are you eager to visit and experience the Sky Islands? Here are some suggested destinations and things to do!

Sky Island Nature Watch approaches 200 new species observations!

June 18, 2015

Do bobcats, bugs, or birds visit your backyard? Have you ever noticed a tortoise or family of javalina crossing – or hit – on the road? We want to hear your stories!