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Restorative Land Trust

With your help, we are committing more than 250 acres of sprawling foothills as a refuge for indigenous life– with access to drinking water. 

Your donation helps us finalize our purchase of the land!

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Our beliefs– deeply rooted in decommodifying land, its return to the commons, and fostering relationships that support the #landback movement, began an investment in 275 acres as an act of preservation. 

Many areas of the southwest are increasingly desertified by changing climates, water scarcity, over-grazing, and propagation of invasive species. When this happens, local animals (to include predators) often seek resources closer to ranch and farmland, and can create an adversarial relationship between intersecting communities. 

When this partially farmed land became available, we heard it as a unique opportunity to pull cattle off the land, provide needed space for natural predator-prey relationships to thrive, and restore habitat with our Rewilding Campaign.

With your help, we are committing more than 250 acres of sprawling foothills as a refuge for indigenous life– with access to drinking water. Our Rewilding Campaign is a long term study in removing non-native invasive plants without the use of toxic materials, and a goal of restoring native grasses. The remaining acreage is available for use by the People, with four acres currently dedicated as farmland and access to water through the local acequia system.

Both the wilded and farmed spaces provide cross-cultural and intergenerational connection through weaving stewardship stories of the past in effort to care for the future. Our allies in forestry and high-desert conservation, offer education and guidance for continued responsible and sustainable management. Our majority board members by default, place the land back in Native hands.

Photos from Live cam on Naya's Refuge.

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