Louise Misztal

Conservation Policy Program Coordinator and GIS Specialist

Louise has worked on wildlife research, habitat restoration and monitoring, and conservation issues in southern Arizona for the past eight years. At Sky Island Alliance, she works on science-based land management advocacy, and spatial analysis. Her current work is focused on improving land and resource management in the Sky Island region in the face of a changing climate and on finding creative and constructive ways for the conservation community to collaborate with land and resource managers to better steward the resources we all care about. Louise received her Bachelor of Science with honors in Microbiology and Bachelor of Arts in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining Sky Island Alliance, Louise worked as a field biologist on a variety of projects in southern Arizona including surveying, monitoring and habitat assessment for endangered and sensitive species, riparian habitat restoration and monitoring and morphological and genetic studies for a wild population of house finches.


Sky Island Alliance is a grassroots 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 (Arizona, New Mexico) and northwestern Mexico (Sonora, Chihuahua).

We work 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.