Cuenca De Los Ojos
Protecting, restoring, and rewilding the biodiversity of the US-Mexico Borderlands for over 40 years
Cuenca Los Ojos, the Watershed of the Springs, is a 121,000-acre (49,000-ha) protected area in the Sky Islands of Sonora, Mexico. Located directly along the United States-Mexico border, CLO stewards the unique desert wetlands, open grasslands, and soaring mountains of the Madrean Archipelago. We are restoring and rewilding these once-degraded ranch lands by repairing waterways and reviving the natural processes of herbivory, predation, pollination, fire, carbon sequestration, and nutrient cycling. Today, CLO is home once again to jaguar, ocelot, black bears, beavers, and a host of other threatened and endangered species.