Restoration Economy

Doing it together is just more fun.

Working together to improve habitat and biodiversity in the borderlands region.

The Restoration Economy Offers a New Model for Conservation

The restoration economy is an approach to conservation that includes a wide variety of activities that reconnect people to the natural world and heal the land, while providing skills for people to earn a living by caring for the place they live. This is accomplished by:

  • Enhancing grassland productivity helps ranchers stay in business, improves habitat for wildlife, and keeps open land open for scenic views and wildlife.
  • Restoring streams and streamside vegetation improves wildlife habitat, provides water for towns and farms, and enhances opportunities for hikers, bikers, birds, and campers.
  • Restoring degraded agricultural lands improves wildlife habitat, builds carbon and water-holding capacity in arable soils, and provides opportunities for small-scale farms and nurseries at a time when rural economies are otherwise lagging.
  • Large-scale collaboration, creating partnerships at every level – often filling gaps that other organizations and agencies cannot.

Borderlands Earth Care Youth (BECY) paid interns weave together conservation and community, building an economy based on the biological wealth of the region.



  • Our Mission

    The mission of Borderlands Restoration is to reconnect wildlife, land, and people in the Arizona/Sonora Borderland region by involving people in restoring the ecosystem on which we depend.

  • Contact

    PO Box 1191
    299 McKeown Ave, Suite #3
    Patagonia, AZ 85624

    (520) 216-4148