Trailer — The Sky Island Restoration Collaborative

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Aridland Water Harvesting Study are partnering with restoration practitioners and land and water resource managers to build resilience in the United States-Mexico border. Respresentatives from various backgrounds are joining together across administrative boundaries of the Madrean Archipelago Ecoregion of North America. This video introduces some of the partners, places and restoration structures we are using, along with our associated scientific research. We describe the development of the Sky Island Restoration Collaborative (SIRC) and our integration of science and practice. SIRC partners are working together to sustain biodiversity, improve resilience to a changing climate, and re-establish an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture in the borderlands, where economies focused on restoration and stewardship benefit everyone.

  • Ruston Clyne
  • Laura Norman
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico, United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Arizona
Distribution Information
  • Youtube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Ruston Clyne

I am a photographer specializing in conservation photography. I have worked with different conservation organizations, collaborations, and cattle ranches throughout Southern Arizona and northern Mexico.

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