2015 SIRC Annual Report

SIRC Report Introduction

The Sky Island Restoration Cooperative (SIRC) is a communication network designed to facilitate story telling for and between restoration practitioners, scientists, land managers, citizen scientists, and volunteers. Our goal is to facilitate effective landscape restoration at increasingly larger scales by cooperating and reporting on community-based projects. More simply stated – we see ourselves as weaving together the disparate threads of ecosystem restoration into an integrated effort that restores the mutualisms which are inherent between people and place.

2015 SIRC Annual Report (large file size)


SIRC Resource Briefs by Section

Restoration Implementation

Southern Arizona Resilient Landscape Cooperative

Seep Spring Habitat Enhancement for Frogs and Bats

Watershed Restoration in the Chiricahua Mountains

Renovation of Critical Frog Habitat, Brown Canyon

Madera Canyon Bridge Replacement Restoration

Aravaipa Creek Riparian Forest Restoration for Pollinators

Native Vegetation Screening at the Oracle Road Wildlife Overpass

Post-Fire and Drought at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Restoration of Sonoita Plains Pronghorn and Black-tailed Prairie Dog

Riparian Restoration on the Upper Gila River in Arizona

Pollinator Food Chain Restoration in the Madrean Archipelago


Research and Monitoring

Botany and Monitoring Blitz 2015 in the Chiricahua Mountains

Western Yellow-billed Cuckoos: Guides for future restoration

Sky Islands Springs: Expanding Knowledge, Informing Management

Documenting Restoration-based Infiltration at Babocomari Ranch

Monitoring Vegetation Response to Watershed Restoration

Hydrologic and Geomorphological Assessment of Restoration

Santa Catalina/Rincon Mountains Lowland Leopard Frog Working Group

Wild Linkages Binational Partnership: Mexican Highway Two


Plant Materials

The Madrean Archipelago Plant Propagation Center (MAPP)

Seed Collection and Curation in the Madrean Archipelago

The Native Plant Nursery at Discovery Park


Education and Outreach

Sharing Regional Strategies with the President and Congress

Borderlands Earth Care Youth Institute (BECY)

Youth Engaged Stewardship (YES!) at Las Cienegas NCA

Seven Saturdays in Patagonia

USFS-SIRC Restoration Tour

Post-Fire Habitat Restoration with Inmate Crew

  • 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