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Review for Sky Island Alliance, Tucson, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This group of enthusiastic people is working every day, sometimes 7 days a week, to make sure springs are found, measured and restructured if they have been damaged, they replant damaged areas in private and public lands, they track animals so that populations are known and highway drivers are aware of crossings and even so that overpasses can be built. The group has enthusiastic volunteers who work to do the planting and hauling rock to rebuild erosion channels, to count reptiles or insects for census needs, to find new species and to educate both each other and university student learners who are great volunteers.
I volunteer myself because I consider the land and its wildlife the only reason I enjoy going outdoors. If I was a city dweller I would be numbed and stifled but instead I live on the edge of the areas this group is helping revitalize.

Role:  Board Member

Review for Sky Island Alliance, Tucson, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Board is informed of the details of the working biologists and the overall plan of direction for this organization. There is a general directive to follow the organizational outline very closely. The ED is on the carpet, so to speak, to answer all queries and responds with direct answers and examples. The entire organization responds with enthusiasm about their goals and plans such as the motion cameras which "capture" animal facts in wild lands and the restructuring of roads, streams and such that have been damaged by the use of the public or landowners. There is a high regard for land owners in all planning and a high regard for the SIA as evidenced by the high number of volunteers which work for the group.

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

My own property in S. Az is a place for motion cameras and we see reports and know there is monthly tracking assessment and monthly camera information retreival. I have seen that there is great respect in the wildlands "community" and return of past members to events which indicates pride and admiration. As Board we try to "spread the knowledge" at events in the general areas of Arizona covered by the "sky islands" and find interested Arizonans everywhere.

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

Do nothing.

Role:  Board Member & Have been a Board Member for almost 2 years.