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Sky Island Alliance

Rating: 4.9 stars   52 reviews 6,861

Address:

PO Box 41165 Tucson AZ 85717 USA

Mission:

Sky Island Alliance is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the native species and habitats in the Sky Island region - home to an incredibly diverse group of plants and animals. With volunteers, scientists, land owners, public officials and agencies, SIA works to establish protected areas, restore healthy landscapes, and promote public appreciation of the region's unique biological diversity.

Target demographics:

wildlife and protect wild places.

Geographic areas served:

Southeastern Arizona, Southwestern New Mexico, Northern Sonora and Chihuahua.

Programs:

Landscape Restoration, Wildlife Linkages, Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment, Adopt-a-Spring and more!

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520-624-7080
http://www.skyislandalliance.org/

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Rating: 5 stars  

First, you need to know what our desert Sky Islands are. They stick up out of the broad desert valleys that stretch the Great Basin and Range region of the American west. The Sky Islands are incredibly important to wildlife, offering habitats with water and habitats above the grass, cactus and desert scrub . The Sky Island Alliance (SIA) works to protect the mountains and the corridors that connect them despite our human foot/road/freeway prints. This grassroots organization does more than that, it restores habitat, conducts field surveys, trains trackers and raises awareness with citizen scientists, volunteers of all kinds as well as public lectures, etc. An exceptionally active and worthwhile nonprofit that profits both wildlife, landscapes and humans.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I interned with SIA as a senior in college and was provided with many great networking opportunities and field experiences. I would recommend any student looking for an internship to apply with Sky Island Alliance, they are true to their mission and do such an amazing amount of work for the number of staff working there. They need volunteers and interns to continue their amazing work - so get out there, you will have a great time!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I've been recently invited to join the Sky Island Alliance as a Board Member, a challenge that I think is worth the effort as this group has done great things to restore and promote the conservation of a beautiful binational region.
I look forward to a closer collaboration!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I feel extremely proud to be involved in the conservation of the Sky Island Region as a staff member with SIA. We are able to achieve all we can in habitat restoration, wildlife connectivity, climate change adaptation study and more because we have the support of so many equally passionate volunteers and conservation partners in the U.S. as well as in northern Mexico.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

About a decade ago, Sky Island Alliance approached the Forest Service, where I worked as a staff officer, to offer volunteer services to help with some difficult ecological restoration projects. One entailed wading out in stinky cattle stock tanks to capture invasive bullfrogs to help recover native frog and fish populations. I was so impressed. They were so dedicated, worked very hard without complaint, showed much interest in learning and sharing knowledge, and were all great fun to spend time with. This was just the start of many environmental improvement projects on public land that continue to this day. Thank you, SIA, for all the good work you do!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Sky Island Alliance changed our family's life. We became involved in 2000 and are now devoted environmentalists as a family. My daughter has now earned $93,000 worth of scholarships because of her work volunteering for SKy Island Alliance! They took her under their wing as a young Middle School student, taught her to track, let her adopt remote sensing cameras and allowed her to intern with them. The result? She is majoring in Conservation Biology now. We can never say enough good things about the care this organization gives to its volunteers and the attention it gives to the other species that share our planet.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Sky Island Alliance is a wonderful grassroots organization. They do great work restoring habitat, conducting important field surveys, advocating for the Sky Islands and raising awareness of the importance of plants, animals & the environment to our well being. One of their best features is how they involve members in all of the work they do. Keep up the great work! Paula H.

 
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Role: Board Member
Rating: 5 stars  

Sky Island Alliance does amazing work protecting and restoring the wildlife and wild lands of the Sky Island region. It is the only organization dedicated to conservation across the entire Sky Island landscape, including both the US and Mexico.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

For over twenty years Sky Island Alliance has done great work to protect and restore the wild lands and wildlife of the Sky Island region. Staff and volunteers are dedicated and passionate about accomplishing our mission. Sky Island Alliance is the only organization with the sole purpose of conserving this amazingly diverse and beautiful region.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage greater financial support from donors.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Sky Island Alliance has been dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and wildlands in the SW US and NW Mexico for 20 years, It's accomplishments include the establishment of protected areas, landscape restoration, scientific research, and publice education.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my work on the board of directors

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to grow our strong base of volunteers and members

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Sky Island Alliance fills a really unique niche in the region - a bi-national conservation effort that combines the best conservation science with outstanding on-the-ground restoration work. On any given weekend you can join dedicated staff and volunteers in fieldwork to help restore portions of our unique landscapes and learn about our region's natural history. As an organization committed to the power of partnerships, SIA works with land managers of all stripes - ranchers and communities, government agencies, and other non-profit organizations on both sides of the border. Join in - volunteer, donate, educate yourself about this important work!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Sky Islands Alliance does great work in the field of environmental conservation and advocacy. They have wonderful, expert staff and a dedicated cadre of volunteers (such as myself0 which is truly inspiring. They have forged wonderful liaisons with organizations, ranchers, and politicians both in the US and Northern Mx to further the cause of preserving our wild lands .

 
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