The Altar Valley Conservation Alliance is a collaborative conservation organization founded in 1995, and incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Just southwest of Tucson, Arizona, the Altar Valley comprises approximately 610,000 acres of Sonoran desert grassland, some of the most biologically rich and ecologically threatened biotic communities in the world. Private ranches work side by side with federal, state and local agencies to manage the valley, which is the largest unfragmented watershed in Pima County, outside of the Tohono O’odham Nation to the west. This collection is an archive of reports and other documents specific to Alliance activities.
Seeing the Forest AND the Trees: a Review of a Collaborative Restoration Project on Rowe Mesa, San Miguel County, New Mexico
The Four Corners Institute
"Between 2001 and 2005, a collaborative, science-based restoration treatment project - called Rincon Ortiz CFRP - was successfully implemented on three hundred acres of ponderosa/pinon-juniper woodland on Rowe Mesa, near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Equally important was the success of the social goal of the project: to involve local residents in economic and educational activities related to a forest health restoration effort so that the link between cultural continuity and the restoration of natural ecological processes can be strengthened. Combined, the goals yielded two major lessons learned: 1) how to do the work properly, and; 2) an indication that ecological restoration might not necessarily come with significant social cost and conflict." Source: Excerpt from Seeing the Forest AND the Trees: a Review of a Collaborative Restoration Project on Rowe Mesa, San Miguel County, New Mexico