SER Announces Release of "Ecological Restoration for Protected Areas: Principles, Guidelines and Best Practices"

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The Society for Ecological Restoration announced the release of “Ecological Restoration for Protected Areas: Principles, Guidelines and Best Practices” at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea, on September 7, 2012.  This is the latest volume in the IUCN’s Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines series, recognized as a source of leading-edge guid... 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

Ecological Restoration for Protected Areas: Principles, Guidelines and Best Practices

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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