For the past several years the Quechan Tribe has been working with the City of Yuma, Arizona landowners and federal agencies to restore the wetlands on both sides of the lower Colorado River. About 1,200 acres have been restored thanks to a collaborative effort, reports Indian Country Today.

The results of this teamwork and collaboration are stunning and serve as an example of what is possible when tribal members, wildlife officials, landowners, and business people can accomplish together.

Check out these ten photos showing what the land looked like before 2005 and what it looked like five years later.

(SEE the photo gallery at Indian Country Today)

Photo credit: Fred Phillips Consulting


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