Efforts to save the antelope-brush ecosystem include ecological restoration, the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged or destroyed. Because ecological restoration is a relatively new field of study, there remains a great deal to learn. In many cases, research findings and the lessons learned from a project are as important as the actual restoration.
The Osoyoos Desert Society has been working on a number of research projects focusing on seed mixes using native species. These seed mixes have many applications, including use in traditional restoration projects, alongside roadways, re-seeding intense burn sites, between vineyard rows, or even for use in backyards for people who want to create a natural looking landscape.