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July 2018

SIA: Wilderness Waters: Chiricahuas – Turkey Creek Springs

July 21 @ 7:00 am - July 22 @ 8:00 pm
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SIA Wilderness Waters: Chiricahuas - Turkey Creek Springs July 21, 2018 @ 7:00am - July 22, 2018 @ 8:00pm This will be a car camping trip to assess some springs in the Chiricahua Wilderness. SIA has taken on a project to help the Coronado National Forest inventory and assess water resources in the Galiuro, Miller Peak, Rincon, Chiricahua, Mt. Wrightson, Pajarita, and Santa Teresa Wilderness Areas. This weekend, we will be working to assess springs and other water resources in…

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2018 BioBlitz & BBQ

July 27 - July 28
Chiricahua Desert Museum & Geronimo Event Center, Highway 80 and Portal Road
Rodeo, NM 88056 United States
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The CHARLIE W. PAINTER BIOBLITZ & BBQ is an annual event to honor the life and work of Charlie and as a fundraiser to support research through the CHARLES W. PAINTER GRANT in HERPETOLOGY Where?: The Chiricahua Desert Museum, NM 80 & Portal Road; Rodeo, NM 88056 When?: July 27-28, 2018 A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Teams of volunteer scientists, naturalists, families, students, teachers, and other community members…

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SIA: Native Plantings at Ramsey Canyon Ponds

July 30 - August 1
Free

SIA Native Plantings at Ramsey Canyon Ponds July 30, 2018 @ 3:00pm - August 1, 2018 @ 6:00pm   SIA is partnering with The Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve to install native plants around some newly created ponds. Many native animals are sure to benefit from this new habitat, and we want to jump start the revegetation process with some plants that will be beneficial to as many species as possible. PROJECT SCHEDULE & LOCATION Volunteers can either join us…

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SIA: Water Roots: Exclusive screening of Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers & Tides

July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States
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SIA Water Roots: Exclusive screening of Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers & Tides July 31, 2018 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm   Join us for a special screening and panel discussion, hosted by the Loft Cinema in partnership with Sky Island Alliance and University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center. Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers and Tides is a truly beautiful, Scottish-German 2001 documentary about artist Goldsworthy, a Scotsman whose medium is nature itself and whose preferred studio is the outdoors, particularly where water forever flows,…

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August 2018

SIA Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

August 9 @ 2:30 pm - August 12 @ 6:00 pm
Free

Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal August 9th, 2018 @ 2:30pm - August 12th, 2018 @ 6:00pm   THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to remove the invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the understory of the creek banks. This will require digging and fastidious removal of root…

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16th Annual on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles

August 12 - August 15
Hilton Fort Worth, 815 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102 United States
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16th Annual on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles August 12 - 15, 2018 Hilton Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX The 16th annual Symposium will be hosted in Fort Worth, Texas at the historic Hilton Fort Worth. The meeting, sponsored by Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc., is co-hosted by the Turtle Survival Alliance and the IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG). Events will commence with an ice-breaker held at the conference hotel, the Hilton Fort Worth,…

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SIA Walnut Collection Trip

August 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Free

Walnut Collection Trip August 15th, 2018 @ 8:30am - 4:30pm BACKGROUND Sky Island Alliance is partnering with the National Forest Service and Borderlands Restoration to create a diverse plant palette for restoration work in Bear Canyon! Walnuts are especially important because they provide food for the Santa Catalina gray squirrel, a sub-species of the Arizona gray squirrel that seems to be less common than it used to be due to habitat changes and competition with the introduced Abert’s squirrel. The…

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September 2018

2018 Southwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Meeting

September 6 - September 9
Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel, 1 North Broadway Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102 United States
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SW PARC Meeting September 6 - 9, 2018 Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown, Oklahoma City, OK   Save the Date! The 2018 SW PARC annual meeting will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, September 6-9, 2018. Southwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (SWPARC) is a regional working group of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC). PARC is an inclusive partnership dedicated to the conservation of herpetofauna–reptiles and amphibians–and their habitats.   http://www.swparc.org/meetings/2018-meeting/

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SIA Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal

September 13 @ 2:30 pm - September 16 @ 6:00 pm
Free

SIA Aravaipa Canyon Vinca Removal September 13th, 2018 @ 2:30pm - September 16th, 2018 @ 6:00pm THE WORK: Sky Island Alliance has been helping TNC and the BLM in Aravaipa Canyon for several years on a variety of projects to increase watershed health along this perennial riparian area. During this trip we are continuing our work to remove the invasive plant vinca (or periwinkle) from the understory of the creek banks. This will require digging and fastidious removal of root…

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