A Friends of Madera Canyon Presentation, Bi-National Conservation in the Sky Islands presented by Carianne Campbell ~ Restoration Director for Sky Island Alliance, will take place Monday, October 16, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom. Ticket are $10 and available at Concierge Desk or at the door.
Sky Island Alliance’s mission is to protect and restore the biodiversity and natural heritage of the Sky Islands.
They are a Tucson-based organization that has been extremely active in helping restore indigenous plants and remove invasive vegetation from Madera Canyon and the surrounding Sky Islands. Their work is extremely important to the maintenance of the pristine area in which we live.
Sky Island Alliance has worked to protect and restore the wild lands, wildlife and waters that embody the legacy of this sacred landscape since 1991. They pioneered landscape-level conservation planning in the Sky Islands by integrating the science of conservation biology with grassroots organizing, volunteerism and landscape restoration in the mid-1990s. With their partners, they built the first comprehensive regional conservation plan for this region: the Sky Island Wildlands Network. By engaging scientists, land managers and citizens to create this science-based conservation blueprint and then implement it, we began connecting the dots between planning and conservation action.
Today Sky Island Alliance has become a leader in connecting citizen science and conservation policy to achieve effective results throughout the Madrean Sky Islands. As we continue into the future, they use science, education and advocacy to connect the bi-national landscapes, people and wildlife of the Sky Islands for the benefit of all. v