Sky Island Alliance is a non-profit conservation organization based in Tucson, Arizona that protects and restores the natural and cultural heritage of the Sky Islands. Sky Island Alliance works across southeastern Arizona, southwestern new Mexico, and into northern Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico. Sky Island Alliance works with federal and state agencies, academic institutions, other conservation organizations, and private landowners on a wide variety of conservation projects; however none of the work would be possible without their army of hundreds of volunteers who help implement projects on the ground. The Coronado National Forest is an important partner in Sky Island Alliance’s work to inventory and protect springs, conduct habitat restoration, and monitor wildlife in Sky Island Mountain ranges.

by Colleen Whitaker, published June 27, 2017