Montana: Buffalo Restoration Treaty Signed by Tribes, First Nations

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Native groups from the United States and Canada signed a treaty to establish intertribal alliances to restore the American buffalo on Tribal and First Nations Reserves or co-managed lands in both countries. The Northern Tribes Buffalo Treaty was signed in Blackfeet territory in Browning, Montana. The event brought together members of the Blackfeet Nation, Blood Tribe, Siksika Nation, Piikani N... read more

India: When Land Restoration Works Hand in Hand with Poverty Eradication

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Tugging at the root of a thorny shrub known as ‘juliflora’, which now dots the village of Chirmiyala in the Medak District of southern India’s Telangana state, a 28-year-old farmer named Ailamma Arutta tells IPS, “This is a curse that destroyed my land.” The deciduous shrub, whose scientific name is prosopis juliflora and belongs to the mesquite family, is no... read more

Arizona: Tumamoc Hill, birthplace of restoration ecology

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Early in the morning, walkers huff up a steep road on Tumamoc Hill in Tucson, passing tall saguaro cacti. In season, beside white saguaro flowers, white-winged doves hoot like owls. Among rocks, javelinas root for food, bobcats hunt. Tumamoc has long been a gathering place. The first human culture there was the Cienega, dating to about 2,500 years ago, and others followed, leaving rock art, pot... read more

NEW SER Book: Tidal Marsh Restoration- A Synthesis of Science and Practice

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Tidal Marsh Restoration by Charles T. Roman and David M. Burdick is the latest title in the SER-Island Press book series The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration. The book provides the scientific foundation and practical guidance necessary for coastal zone stewards to initiate salt marsh tidal restoration programs. Compiling a synthesizes and interpretation of the current state of kno... read more

Ramsar Briefing Note: The Benefits of Wetland Restoration

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This Briefing Note, entitled The Benefits of Wetland Restoration, is now available on Ramsar’s website. It provides brief wetland restoration case studies and explains linkages with other Ramsar and international environmental agreement policies. For more information, Click here read more

Europe: Mapping to inform conservation and habitat restoration

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The latest issue of Science for Environment Policy has highlighted a paper by CEH scientists Dr. Danny Hooftman and Prof James Bullock, "Mapping to Inform Conservation: A case study of changes in semi-natural habitats and their connectivity over 70 years". Their findings have particular relevance as an important first step for those engaged in habitat restoration work at landscape and regional ... read more

California Tahoe Conservancy: Restoring Conservancy Lands Following the Angora Fire- A Preliminary Assessment

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The California Tahoe Conservancy has just released a report on the outcomes of active restoration of 40 acres of Conservancy lands where all trees were killed by the 2007 Angora fire in South Lake Tahoe. That fire burned 3,100 forested acres. Post-fire Conservancy goals were to re-establish a native forest, reduce hazards posed by dead trees, and avoid water quality impacts. The report's author... read more

Ingenious Ecological Engineering

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Whether used to clean up a polluted site, restore a land for pasture or fight forest fires, Ecological Engineering helps improve environmental management. CNRS International Magazine investigates the work being carried out by French researchers in this exciting new field. For more information, click here. read more

River Wiki- Restoring Europe's Rivers

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River Wiki is a tool for sharing best practices and lessons learn for policy makers, practitioners and researcher of river restoration. It is an interactive source of information on ricer restoration schemes around Europe which works similar to Wikipedia. read more

Texas: Native Grassland Restoration in the Middle Trinity River Basin

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To aid landowners in the middle Trinity River basin and similar areas, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service has produced a publication with step-by-step instructions on how to restore native grasslands. Topics addressed in the publication include the use and benefits of native grasslands, site selection and preparation, establishment of native vegetation, seed selection, reseeding methods, seed... read more