To foster ecological and cultural place-based learning and leadership, restore and support healthy, regenerating water sources and flourishing plant and animal communities, and support prosperous borderland communities by expanding a vibrant restoration economy.
We seek to do this by:
Hiring culturally diverse youth living on the US/Mexico border to restore the trans-national watersheds, teaching practical skills to advance future land stewardship;
Offering a world class Field School, an intensive and immersive practical training course that focuses on the social and ecological issues of the southern Arizona and northern Mexico borderlands region;
Promoting biodiversity by providing individuals, communities, and land managers access to restoration quality plant materials and guidance for effective use;
Fostering economic activity that restores degraded systems and bolsters services provided by natural systems, promoting research and practice to support ranchers and others caring for the land and supporting their communities.
THE BORDERLANDS VISION
Imagine borderlands where communities prosper through livelihoods that support caring for the land and the people on it, where a sense of place brings a sense of purpose. Imagine borderlands in which rivers flow freely across borders and back again, where native plants and wildlife abound. Imagine borderlands where cultures, communities, wildlands and families not only survive, but thrive.