Volunteer Position Descriptions FY 22-23

FSPR volunteers, please review the position descriptions provided by the Bureau of Land Management for each volunteer activity you plan to provide for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2022.

FSPR PD-Admin office clerical

FSPR PD-Clean up and trash removal

FSPR PD-Fence maintenance

FSPR PD-Graphic design interpretive products

FSPR PD-Invasive exotic plant removal or treatment

FSPR PD-Landscaping, landscape maintenance

FSPR PD-Lead educ-interp events

FSPR PD-Lead school groups or programs

FSPR PD-Mapping GPS surveys

FSPR PD-Recreation use monitoring

FSPR PD-Restoration repair of historic properties

FSPR PD-Sign maintenance installation

FSPR PD-Special events festivals or programs

FSPR PD-Trail maintenance

FSPR PD-Vegetation surveys and monitoring

FSPR PD-Visitor center public contact

FSPR PD-Wells and hydrological monitoring

FSPR PD-Wildlife surveys and monitoring

The San Pedro House will reopen March 21st!

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the San Pedro House will reopen on Monday, March 21st.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the past 2 years while we rode out the Covid storm. What a long, strange trip it’s been.

During the closure we took the opportunity to do a much-needed renovation of the inside of the San Pedro House. Please stop by and see the newly renovated store and check out the big clearance sale on the front porch. But, please don’t all come at once, because we are only allowing 10 people at a time in the store!

The San Pedro House will be open every day from 9:30am to 4:30pm. We look forward to seeing you.

Free! SEAZ Birds: The Missing Tracks

With spring approaching, birders will want to consult a free resource before heading outdoors locally: a digital audio collection called SEAZ Birds: The Missing Tracks.   This collection of the unique songs and calls of our regional specialties (missing from most birding apps) is now archived by the American Birding Association and available for online listening or for offline download into a smartphone music library:

https://www.aba.org/seaz-tracks/

The project was created by local birder Diana Doyle, who moved to Southeast Arizona to enjoy the unique birding region of the Madrean Sky Islands. Logging hours in the field, she noticed that many of the region’s unique borderland calls were missing in the popular national birding apps, whether it was a common species like Bewick’s Wren with its very different Mexican song, or a hoped-for rarity such as Eared Quetzal. SEAZ Birds: The Missing Tracks ultimately became a 117-track, 75-species, five-disc digital collection.

For additional information, read the liner notes.