Exciting New Additions to BECY Internship Program
Leslie Canyon Wildlife Refuge, an area that holds crucial water resources for regional wildlife in the dry season. Sky Island Alliance, our non-profit partner in this venture, will expose students to ecological restoration projects in Brown Canyon of the Huachuca Mountains, Ash Spring of the Chiricahua Mountains and Half Moon Tank of the Dragoon Mountains. We are excited to engage youth from a primarily ranching community in conservation activities that are feasible and necessary for any scale of land stewardship and restoration. We are grateful to the U.S.F.S., Douglas High School Agriculture Program, and Sky Island Alliance for facilitating this program’s development and funding. It is exciting to take our goal of place-based stewardship education across the border region of southern Arizona.
In order to manage the additional work-load, the Borderlands team is excited to welcome Allegra Mount to the Patagonia office. Allegra comes with three years of experience leading and working logistics for high-school conservation work programs, as well as diverse experience in restoration, botanical field work, and nursery management in southern Arizona. She has already made her mark on the program by developing risk management philosophy, safety protocols, and environmental education curriculum for the summer program. Welcome, Allegra!