Sky Island Alliance
Sky Island Alliance (SIA) is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the rich natural heritage of native species and habitats in the Sky Island region of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. The Alliance works with volunteers, scientists, land owners, public officials, and government agencies to establish protected areas, restore healthy landscapes, and promote public appreciation of the region's unique biological diversity.
In response to increasingly dramatic changes in the Sky Island region, SIA initiated a climate change adaptation project in 2009. SIA is working with partners including the NOAA-funded Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS), the Udall Foundation U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, EcoAdapt, the University of Arizona Institute of the Environment, and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment to connect leading planners and thinkers in natural resource management and conservation with experts on regional climate impacts and adaptation. The objective of this project is to increase resilience in the region by ensuring implementation of climate-smart, landscape level management and conservation. Tools include a climate change adaptation survey, the Arizona Climate Change Network, and climate change adaptation workshops.
Phone: (520) 624-7080