18 Organizations Protecting Biodiversity in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico

The American Southwest is a place of stunning biodiversity, which is being threatened by urbanization and habitat destruction. These organizations, many of which are rooted in indigenous communities, are working to protect and honor the region’s diversity.

How Native American Diets Benefit From Tucson’s Indigenous Seed Bank

In Tucson, Arizona, the nonprofit Native Seeds/SEARCH maintains a ‘library’ full of heritage seeds indigenous to the Southwestern US and Mexico. Several distribution programs return these seeds to Native Americans who historically incorporated the crops in their daily diets.