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 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

Plant Reintroduction in a Changing Climate

Posted by JOYCE MASCHINSKI AND KRISTIN E. HASKINS

Edited by Joyce Maschinski and Kristin E. Haskins Plant Reintroduction in a Changing Climate, published in 2012, presents a comprehensive review of reintroduction projects and practices, the circumstances of their successes or failures, lessons learned, and the potential role for reintroductions in preserving species threatened by climate change. The findings culminate in a set of Be... read more

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

Restoring Natural Capital: Science, Business, and Practice

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Edited by James Aronson, Suzanne J Milton, and James N Blignaut Restoring Natural Capital, published in 2007, brings together economists, ecologists, theoreticians, practitioners, policy makers, and scientists from the developed and developing worlds to consider the costs and benefits of repairing ecosystem goods and services in natural and socio-ecological systems. It examines the busine... read more

Foundations of Restoration Ecology

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Edited by Donald A. Falk, Margaret A. Palmer, and Joy B. Zedler Foundations of Restoration Ecology, published in 2006, is an important milestone in the field, bringing together leading ecologists to bridge the gap between theory and practice by translating elements of ecological theory and current research themes into a scientific framework for the field of restoration ecology. Each chapter ad... read more

The Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land Workbook

Posted by STEVEN I. APFELBAUM AND ALAN HANEY

By Steven Apfelbaum and Alan Haney The Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land Workbook, published in 2011, is the companion workbook to Steven Apfelbaum’s Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land. This workbook describes more fully the planning tools and techniques outlined in the book and offers a wealth of specific resources, including worksheets and spreadsheets to help you de... read more

SER Environmental Policies

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For more information on policies, guidelines and definitions—or if you are interested in more information about SER’s Science & Policy Working Group, please contact Jim Harris, Chair.  Click here to download as a PDF file.   Policies 1 through 9 were published in Restoration Ecology1(3): 206-207, 1993.   Protection of Ecosystems ... read more

Introduction to Restoration Ecology

Posted by Evelyn A. Howell, John A. Harrington, and Stephen B. Glass

By Evelyn A. Howell, John A. Harrington, and Stephen B. Glass Introduction to Restoration Ecology, published in 2011, provides a framework that can be used to guide restoration decisions anywhere on the globe, both now and in the future. The text is organized around a restoration process that has been tested and revised by the authors in their restoration ecology courses taught at the Un... read more

Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems: Ecology, Management, and Restoration

Posted by Michael L. Morrison

Edited by Jeanne C. Chambers and Jerry R. Miller Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems, published in 2004, presents the approach used by the researchers to study and understand riparian areas in the Great Basin region. It summarizes the current state of knowledge about those areas and provides insights into the use of the information generated by the project for the restoration and management o... read more