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.
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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