Pollinator Conservation on your farm or ranch: NRCS’s publication on “Using Farm Bill Programs for Pollinator Conservation” explains various projects and funding sources that can help support pollinators, which can help increase productivity and resilience.
Josephine Porter Institute – Kate Tirion, Borderland’s horticulturist and farmer, uses this online resource for biodynamic and organic products like EM & Neem.
Rangeland Health & Planned Grazing: a field guide designed to increase vegetative cover, control erosion, help curb the spread of invasive species and improve animal production. Created by folks at Quivira Coalition, Earthworks Institute and the New Ranch Network.
Grasshoppers – Photographs of grasshoppers of Southeastern Arizona, by Robert Behrstock. We even have a rainbow-colored species.
Sharing Your Land with Prairie Wildlife – A guide to shortgrass prairie ecology, including creatures of note and simple tips on how to protect and encourage habitat of these creatures. From the folks at the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.
U of A Integrated Pest Management Website – The goal of University of Arizona IPM program is the development and use of safe, sustainable and effective control methods that also increase farm profitability, reduce environmental and human health risks and protect natural resources.
1000 Native Bees – Artist Heather Green is painting portraits of over 1000 bees native to the Sonoran Desert. See some of the portraits here & "bee" amazed at the diversity of these creatures.
Bee Basics – Learn about native bees and their individual roles within the ecosystem
Xerces Society – The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization and collaborator of Borderlands Restoration that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat.
Native Pollinators – Leaflet from National Resource Conservation Service presenting the habitat requirements of a variety of native pollinators and offering practical ideas for their conservation and management
Surf Your Watershed: Use this tool to better understand the water that comes into and flows out of your watershed.
Erosion Control Field Guide: handy tool that illustrates techniques used in waterway restoration. From Bill Zeedyk of Dryland Solutions and the Quivira Coalition.
SEINET – Online database of over 30 Southwest Herbarium Collections. Use this tool to locate botanical diversity in your watershed, and so much more. To identify a mystery plant: try creating a dynamic checklist for your area (subheading in the data bar), place a marker on the map, click on the submit coordinates button (located at top left of screen), then click on the little yellow key icon near the page. Look at the left menu bar to start keying, and don’t forget to check out the “options” box on the right of the page to search by photo or common name.
Tropicos – For serious plant nerds – nomenclatural, bibliographic, specimen data for four million records.
Angiosperm Phylogeny Website – Another one for the plant geeks. Learn about a commonly accepted plant classification system & study up on the plant families.
Illustrated Guide to AZ Weeds – Know your invasive plants by using this list. They choke out native plants, and affect the diversity and resiliency of the native ecosystem. As weather patterns shift, we need our landscapes to be as diverse and resilient as possible.
Plants-In-Motion – Watch videos of plants germinating, reacting to light, blooming, and much more.
Photos of Plants of SE Arizona – Botanist Sue Carnahan is doing a flora in the Santa Ritas. Her photos are a useful resource for plant identification.
Propagation Protocol Database – Want to try growing some native plants? Check out this useful tool for info on everything from seed collection to establishment.
Tribal Nursery Manual – This detailed gem of a publication covers nearly everything to know about growing native desert plants.
Javelina Resistant Plants – Plant some of these on the outside of you hedgerow to keeps javelina from disrupting your garden.
Seeds of Success – SOS’s mission is to collect wildland native seed for research, development, germplasm conservation, and ecosystem restoration. BR collaborates with this program for our wild seed collection.
"Conservation Pays Town":How a conservation group leased town property in Emmitsburg, Maryland for conservation purposes.
Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch – For more than 30 years, the Research Ranch has protected grassland ecosystems through conservation, research, and education. Site of Borderlands’ research project on grassland sparrows.
Cienega Watershed Partnership – The CWP facilitates cooperative actions that steward the natural and cultural resources of the Cienega Watershed while enabling sustainable human use, located in Vail, AZ.
Circle Z Ranch – Dude ranch in Patagonia. These folks support our propagation efforts by generously allowing us to sustainably harvest native plants on their property.
Cuenca los Ojos Foundation – Works to preserve and restore the biodiversity of the Borderlands region. BR collaborator, inspiration, and site of restoration efforts.
Edible Baja – A magazine celebrating the foodways of Tucson and the borderland region.
Friends of Sonoita Creek – a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Sonoita Creek and its watershed and educating others about its importance to all living things living here.
Hummingbird Monitoring Network – Dedicated to the conservation of hummingbird diversity, HMN is one of Borderland’s collaborators, and their headquarters is a site of Borderlands’ collaborative restoration efforts.
Kate Tirion – BR’s head horticulturist, permaculture designer, and educator. Kate’s Deep Dirt Farm Institute is one of BR’s native plant nurseries.
Native Seed/SEARCH – A non-profit organization dedicated to seed conservation and one of Borderland’s collaborators. Obtain desert-adapted vegetable seeds and learn how to save seeds or start a seed library.
Quivira Coalition – Building resilience by fostering ecological, economic and social health on western landscapes through education, innovation, collaboration and progressive public and private land stewardship.
Rancho Santa Fe – Ranch along the Santa Cruz River that is dedicated to advancing agricultural and environmental research and to providing active, hands-on, educational, out-of-doors opportunities to community members.