Our Partners

Development of the DAAWN demonstration site would not be possible without the following partners and affiliates.

WEST Consultants, Inc. is a leading specialized water resources engineering firm with offices in Arizona, Texas, California, Oregon, and Washington, we are also establishing land management as a complementary, or even alternative, approach to watershed issues that engineering has not been able to solve. In affiliation with WEST, a land management service line focused on resource management, with emphasis on animal impact, is being developed to balance the water resource needs of humans and the environment. Our collaboration with WEST also reflects our commitment to informing and enriching our land management practices through cutting edge scientific and engineering techniques.

The Savory Institute is a global nonprofit focused on the large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands through Holistic Management, which is a decision making framework that considers humans, their economies, and the environment as inseparable. To achieve this goal, they have begun establishing strategically placed Savory Hubs around the world to help empower people everywhere to heal the land by conscious and intentional management of resources, where properly managed livestock and other regenerative strategies are at the core of these teachings. While each Savory Hub is a little different, they all offer consulting and training services, state of the art content and tools, and a network of practitioners and other resources necessary to create the scale of impact needed at the ground level.

The Soil Foodweb School was founded by Dr. Elaine Ingham to enable farmers to operate without the use of chemical inputs, thus protecting the world’s waterways and animal and insect populations. Dr. Elaine’s approach focuses on restoring the soil foodweb to agricultural soils, thus restoring productivity and profitability to agriculture. The Soil Foodweb approach is a viable and effective means of rapidly regenerating soils, sequestering substantial levels of carbon and supporting local biodiversity. DAAWN’s Executive Director, Ricardo Aguirre, PE, D.WRE, CFM, AP, is a certified lab technician with Dr. Elaine’s Soil Foodweb School, along with DAAWN’s Technical Assistant, Mariko Yoshinaga, MPH. DAAWN has worked closely with DR. Elaine on projects in Southern Arizona to help restore ecological functioning to desertified areas, helping to restore water and nutrient cycling, suppress dust emissions, and reduce soil erosion.


Sunbelt Holdings

Sunbelt Holdings is a leader in real estate development, management, and investment throughout the Southwest. Sunbelt specializes in both commercial and residential development, including Red Rock Village in Red Rock, AZ. The DAAWN team is working with Sunbelt Holdings to holistically manage Sunbelt-owned land in Red Rock as part of the DAAWN Demonstration Site as it awaits development.



EAST is an agricultural organization, specializing in market gardening, holistic planned grazing, land restoration, and agricultural tool rentals. Many of the tools and implements used on the DAAWN demonstration site are leased from EAST..

Our Mentors

These are the individuals and entities from whom we derive our inspiration and wisdom. Please follow the hyperlinks provided to learn more about what they do.

Greg Judy

Greg Judy is a master grazer, specializing in raising cattle, sheep, pigs, and chickens in integrated systems that are regenerative, rather than destructive.

Please visit his website at: http://greenpasturesfarm.net/.

Peter Byck

Peter Byck is a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, film editor, and Arizona State University professor, specializing in documentaries. His 2010 documentary, Carbon Nation, offers climate change solutions and received widespread praise.

Check out his Carbon Nation website here: https://www.carbonnationmovie.com/.

Gabe Brown

Gabe Brown is the owner and founder of Brown’s Ranch in Bismarck, North Dakota, and is a practitioner of Holistic Land Management.

Please visit the Brown’s Ranch website here: http://brownsranch.us/.

Geoff Lawton

Geoff Lawton is a permaculture consultant, teacher, and speaker, specializing in permaculture education, design, implementation, and community development. Check out his Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/geofflawtononline/.

Will Harris

Will Harris is the owner of White Oaks Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia. He is a pioneer in the regenerative agriculture movement, specializing in grass-fed beef.

Please visit White Oaks Pastures website here: https://whiteoakpastures.com/.

Darren Doherty

Darren J. Doherty is a regenerative integrationist, a fifth generation farmer, and is the founder of Regrarians Ltd., specializing in marrying multiple disciplines in regenerative agriculture to form a comprehensive land management program.

Please visit the Regrarians website here: http://www.regrarians.org/

Ranching for Profit School

The Ranching for Profit School is an independent organization dedicated to educating farmers and ranchers on land regeneration and increased business profitability.

Check out their programs here: https://ranchmanagement.com/ranching-for-profit-school-2/.