The Atascosa Highlands are an area of incredible biological diversity located within one of the most ecologically rich regions on the planet. Taking up less than 1% of Arizona's overall landmass, the Atascosas host at least half of the state’s total bird species and approximately one-quarter of its flora, including several species which are found nowhere else in the United States.


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While these mountains have been inhabited for thousands of years, the last few centuries of human activity have had a profound effect on this stretch of the US-Mexico border, threatening the natural balance and driving many species to the brink of local extinction from this biological paradise.


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In 2017, ecologist Jack Dash and documentary photographer Luke Swenson began the first comprehensive botanical flora of the Atascosa Highlands. Their work has developed into a transdisciplinary visual storytelling project documenting this rarely seen stretch of the US-Mexico border. Atascosa Borderlands has been made possible through the non-profit fiscal sponsor SocialGood with support by the Kalliopeia Foundation and Border Community Alliance.