Border restoration's odd couple

Heim, Morgan
September 2007
High Country News;9/3/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 16, p6
The article focuses on the habitat restoration of the Hunters Hole in the borderlands of southwestern Arizona. This 440-acre wetland was once the fishing ground of Cocopah Indians when the only line separating the U.S. from Mexico was the river itself. As new settlers moved in, the area became a cross-cultural meeting place. In an effort to rescue this degraded habitat and rid it of crime, almost 30 groups, ranging from the Cocopah Indian Tribe to the U.S. Border Patrol are teaming up. Consequently, the Hunters Hole project significantly advances the Border Patrol's role in restoring borderland habitat and it is also seen as a way to foster more friendly patrolling efforts.


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