Regenerative Resources is an Ecosystems Services company.
*We acquire highly-degraded land, either by purchase, long-term lease, or in partnership with landholders (governments, tribes, private owners)
*We transform that land, whether into restored ecosystems or agroecologies.
*We commercialize the outputs of that transformation. See the RSA tab for more info on those outputs.
Mexico | Country Director
Chief of Staff
Civil Engineering / PM
Ghana | Volta Delta Director
Ghana | Ecosystems Restoration
Ghana | Community Engagement
Ghana | Nurseries & Extensions
Mexico | Deputy Director
Mexico | Operations
Mangrove Ecologist & Oyster Specialist
We are pioneers in seawater agricultures, hyperarid agroforestries, and regenerative coastal development. We have taken on projects in some of the harshest climates on earth, with astounding results. Scroll down to see previous projects or click over to current projects to see what we’re up to today.
Lead by former Seawater Solutions officer Nicholas Shell, this is a part of the program led by World Food Program in Cox’s Bazaar. Nicholas is teaching small-scale landholders how to grow food with seawater. Done in partnership with ICCO, this program will train hundreds of farmers to establish drought-proof farms through the use of seawater-grown crops, as a bulwark against poverty and famine in the region.
Eritrea / Greening Eritrea
Designed & Directed by RRC founder Ned Daugherty, the Greening Eritrea project was the first commercially successful iteration of our Regenerative Seawater Agriculture.
The Greening Eritrea Project lasted from 1999-2004. The team there developed 800 direct jobs and thousands of indirect jobs, a local women’s co-op for craft and textile development, and were exporting 2 tons of seafood to the EU on a monthly basis.
Faced with soil salinization and brackish water, the city of Chukwawa in Malawi brought in RRC’s Chris Eccles to help set up a project combining halophytic crops with community aquacultures & aquaculture feed.
Govan Wetlands / Glasgow / Scotland
Done at the historic dry docks in Glasgow in the run-up to COP26, the Govan Wetlands Project is the transformation of an industrial brownfield into a restored urban wetland and community garden space.
Spearheaded by Yanik Nyberg and the Seawater Solutions team (who joined RRC in summer of 2021). Now hosted at bluegreenglasgow.org, the Govan Wetlands is being turned over to a Community Interest Company in Govan.
Egypt / New Nile
Developed in collaboration with Gensler and Energy Allied International, the New Nile Project was a proposed 50,000 hectare site on the Red Sea in Egypt. It was under review for permits and site acquisition in 2011 at the time the Arab Spring happened, which stymied any further progress.
The Valley of Death
There are allegedly billions of dollars of investment available for Nature-based solutions — so why aren’t more projects getting funded?
Jan 07, 2022 / Read More
Nature-based Solutions II: Why working with local communities is essential, or, Look for Abuelita…
Just over 11 years ago I found myself in the middle of a desert in Makkah, living in the office of a local magistrate, surrounded by dust...
Dec 30, 2021 / Read More
Announcing: 100 Million Mangroves via Dynamic, Chainlinked NFTs
The dominant narrative today is that we are inherently bad for the Earth. While we certainly are the cause of world wide environmental ca...
Dec 21, 2021 / Read More
On Tree Planting and Nature-Based Solutions. (Part 1)
Nature-Based Solutions (NBS — also sometimes referred to as Natural Climate Solutions or NCS) have been slowly gaining attention but as o...
Dec 05, 2021 / Read More
This is the story of my most favorite tree in the whole world. When I arrived in KSA in August of 2010, it took about 3 months to get a s...
Nov 23, 2021 / Read More
The Poverty-Degradation Trap
Essentially, all life depends upon the soil… There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together. — Dr...
Nov 22, 2021 / Read More