Service: Restore healthy vegetation composition and function to degraded ecosystems using the best available science and adaptive management.
The Technique: Ecological restoration is a process that facilitates recovery of
ecosystems that have been degraded by human activity. Successful ecological
restoration relies on thorough scientific understanding of ecosystem structure and
function, practical and cost-effective planning, efficient implementation, and
adaptive management that monitors success and adjusts management accordingly.
Our Contribution: We bring to bear extensive expertise concerning diverse
ecosystems. We have developed numerous successful solutions that restore or
simulate natural processes, including hand-pulling invasive grasses, transplanting
seedlings, planting trees, reintroducing butterfly larvae, re-establishing well-
managed grazing, and enhancing suitable microclimate conditions.
Representative Projects: CLFR, San Mateo Thornmint, Edgewood
• Wikipedia Restoration Ecology article:
• Society for Conservation Biology: http://www.conbio.org
• Society for Ecological Restoration: http://www.ser.org/default.asp
Learn more on our Native Ecosystem Restoration page