A Deep Arterial Map to Restore the Future
Overview: From the Colorado River to the Rio Grande; from the hottest river in the hemisphere to alpine streams; to desert oases, seeps, and springs – Ecoculture has 50+ projects with over one million riparian trees restored.
Springs and rivers in southwestern US are oases for biodiversity, important for human health, and cultural hubs involving many tribal origination stories. They are also profound places of reflection and connection to nature. In these waters are stories of cultural metamorphosis; human values changing over time and magnified in the way water is managed. From our stories, our interactions in nature, and lessons learned in restoring degraded waterways, we can visualize a better path forward.
There is massive opportunity for community participation in restoration efforts in these systems. Millions of people depend on western waters and are ready to participate in sustained action to protect this resource rather than wait for distant bureaucratic efforts. We seek to improve water quality and biodiversity associated with these systems by facilitating stewardship of these waters and our cultural ties to them.