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

SER International Primer on Ecological Restoration

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Society for Ecological Restoration International  Science & Policy Working Group  (Version 2, October, 2004) (1) copyright 2004 The SER Primer is available in six languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, and Chinese. The Society thanks Christelle Fontaine and James Aronson (French); James Jackson Griffith, Elias Silva, Don Duane ... read more

SER Board Member Highlight: Linking Agriculture, Ecology & Management

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Steve Whisenant, Chair of the SER Board of Directors, recently began and new chapter of his life in South Sudan. Check out SER's Board Member Highlight on this exciting new chapter in his life. Board Member Highlights are a unique opportunity for the Society to highlight the continuing commitment of the members of SER's board of directors to their environmental pursuits and the field of ecologi... read more

Guidelines for Developing and Managing Ecological Restoration Projects

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(2nd Edition, December 2005)  copyright 2005  The SER Guidelines are available in English, Portuguese, and Italian.  Contents 1.  Preface to the Second Edition 2.  Introduction 3.  Conceptual Planning 4.  Preliminary Tasks 5.  Implementation Planning 6.  Implementation Tasks 7.  Post ... read more

Ecological Restoration – a Means of Conserving Biodiversity and Sustaining Livelihoods

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A call to action by the ecological restoration joint working group of SER International and the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management  George D. Gann & David Lamb, editors PDF Version in English Versión PDF en Español Introduction Many of the world’s ecosystems have undergone significant degradation with negative impacts on biological diversity and ... read more

Ecological Restoration and Rare Species Management in Response to Climate Change

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EcoTrust Report: Oregon’s Restoration Economy: Investing in Natural Assets for the Benefits of Communities and Salmon.

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Ecotrust released data on August 23rd that demonstrates how watershed and fish habitat restoration in Oregon creates jobs. Ecotrust found that restoration projects generated $977.5 million in economic activity and as many as 6,483 jobs between 2001 and 2010. A recent national study published in Marine Policy analyzing job creation and other economic impacts from NOAA restoration projects found ... read more