Category Archives: Restoration ecology

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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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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The Gorham Springs of Lake Wingra (aka Duck Pond Springs)

A natural flowing spring is both an event and a precise location.  A spring is an upwelling of groundwater and also the physical spot on the Earth’s surface where the sometimes ancient groundwater—a message from the past—meets the modern-day world. … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year

May your Holidays be Merry and your New Year Bright Thanks for your readership and see you all next year.

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