What is Ecological restoration?
What are some examples of systems that urgently need to be restored?
How would you go about doing this?
Ecological restoration offers a way to restore ecologic, economic, and social health
of ecosystems for present and future generations. Ecological restoration assists the
recovery of degraded ecosystems, with effective planning, monitoring and
Your plan must include rationale (science, uncertainty, and personal/cultural
values). Also, question if the “reference” or “historical status” or “baseline” or
“natural status”… needs to be restored, or does a new status needs to be made. You
also need to integrate the rest of the landscape and think of long-term management
of the degraded system.
Your monitoring and evaluation of the plan should treat the symptoms, and also
attack underlying causes of the ecosystem health decline. A long-term solution is
ultimately restoration of ecosystem health, where it regains its integrity.
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