Author Archives: Steve Glass

About Steve Glass

The blogger is a restoration ecologist, Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (#0093 SER) and writer living in the Midwestern United States.

Congressional Climate Crisis Action Plan Based on Environmental Justice and a Healthy Environment for All Families

Plan Links Restoration of Environmental Justice, Land Health, and Human Health as Critical in Fight Against the Climate Crisis The Solving the Climate Crisis Action Plan, released on Tuesday (July 30, 2020) by the U.S. House of Representatives, “ provides … Continue reading

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Endorsing An Ecological Restoration Mission to Restore Social, Racial, and Environmental Justice.

Basic Assumptions That Underlie Ecological Restoration Like all undertakings in life, ecological restoration is based upon a number of  explicit and implicit assumptions.  This is not a complete list.  Not all restoration ecologists subscribe to all of these assumptions, nor, … Continue reading

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Updates to “America in Crisis” Blog Post

June 2, 2020 Society for Ecological Restoration Issues Statement on Social Justice as a Requirement for  Ecological Restoration Today (June 2, 2020), the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) issued a statement saying that “SER stands united with those demonstrating peacefully to … Continue reading

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America In Crisis–It’s Worse Than You Think

What Can Ecological Restoration Do About It? Monday June 1, 2020 I usually write about environmental topics like water use and issues in ecological restoration, but not today. Given the crisis in America, those topics seem a little small and … Continue reading

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PFAS Found In Sediment and Surface Water At Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern

PFAS Are Highest In The Kinnickinnic River MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has received results from surface water and sediment sampling performed in November 2019 to determine if per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly called PFAS, are present in … Continue reading

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Elevated PFAS Levels Found in Dane County (WI) Regional Airport Stormwater Runoff

MADISON,  WI–May 8, 2020 Dane County (Wisconsin) has announced new test results that show that water draining from the Dane County Regional Airport (Madison) contains harmful PFAS compounds at thousands of times the concentrations considered safe by other states. Samples … Continue reading

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Inspiring Restoration Story from New Zealand

Hugh Wilson, a New Zealand botanist, has spent 30 years regenerating a native forest on degraded farmland on New Zealand’s South Island. Hugh has worked his regeneration magic in the Hinewai Nature Reserve, on the Banks Peninsula, on the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Ecological Restoration Is Needed, Now More Than Ever

Our Planet is dealing with three worldwide emergencies at once: The coronavirus pandemic, global climate disruption, and mass extinction of species.  Each of these emergencies by itself is an existential threat to the planet, humanity, and the rest of the … Continue reading

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Vanishing Natural Areas

If it seems to you that there are fewer forests, grasslands, wetlands, and other natural places than there were a few years ago, you would be right. And if you think there is a lot more areas in need of … Continue reading

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