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  • Pine forest vegetation community

The pine forest vegetation community is heavily represented by vast stands of Pinus ponderosa in the northern part of our region along the Mogollon Rim and into the White Mountains. The northern...

Type of Content: Vegetation Communities
Sierra El Tigre

The Sierra El Tigre of northeastern Sonora is a rugged Sky Island mountain range. It covers substantial terrain – its basal area spreads out over 600 square miles. Surrounded by the Rio Bavispe...

Type of Content: Sky Island Profile
Sierra Pinito

The Sierra Pinito are a very nice range that at its upper limit has pure pine forest consisting of Arizona pine (Pinus arizonica). As with many Sky Islands logging took most old growth pine in the...

Type of Content: Sky Island Profile
Type of Content: Gallery
Sceloporus jarrovii, Yarrow's spiny lizard
Type of Content: Image Content

The Wallow Fire in mid-June of 2011 became the largest wildfire in Arizona history. Much of the forest it burned, however, was not destroyed. Much more than half enhanced forest condition. Here...

Type of Content: Gallery
Sambucus nigra, mountain blueberry elder

There appears to be no good treatment for Sambucus complex in the Sonoran/Madrean/Sky Island region. This photo is of the high-elevation version, which generally grows at 7000 feet of more (...

Type of Content: Image Content
Rhamnus betulifolia with fruit
Type of Content: Image Content

We studied annual variation in reproductive activity and productivity of the Thick-billed Parrot (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha) during a five year period (1997-2001), in five nesting areas at the...

Type of Content: Reports, Papers, Journal Articles
Ponderosa pine in the White Mountains
Type of Content: Image Content
Type of Content: Gallery

Bird survey trip by Aaron Flesch and crew. Most of the mountain range burned in a fire in 2011, but there is very little damage due to the fact this range seems to burn every few years.

Type of Content: Gallery

Photos from the Sierra Púrica in Sonora.

Type of Content: Gallery

MABA trip to the Sierra Bacadéhuachi in east-central Sonora.

Type of Content: Gallery
  • Sierra El Tigre scenery

The goal in traveling to the Sierra El Tigre - one of the most extensive of the sky islands - was to complete a basic bio-geographical assessment of the area, listing species of flora and fauna...

Type of Content: Reports, Papers, Journal Articles
  • Fire scared pine tree in Santa Ritas

In June I trekked with a friend to the top of the Sierra El Pinito, a good-sized range just Southeast of Nogales. The Sierra El Pinito nudge their way into the pine forest community at 2230 meters...

Type of Content: Blog entry
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