Much of American society now believes that conservation costs so much money and jobs that the growth of local and regional economies have been slowed, disrupted or diminished.
But in our new paradigm, collaboration restoration strategies generate livelihoods with livable wages, valuable ecosystem services and local multiplier effects in a manner that sustains local assets and enhances regional economies so that they become less volatile and more resilient. There is before us a viable option to making a living only by degrading the place in which we live.
It’s called the restoration economy, one that is guided by moral and spiritual care for creation, including the poorest of the poor among peoples and species.
Brother Coyote, OEF