Tag Archives: Aldo Leopold

Negotiating Restoration Policy and Outcomes in an Urban Environment

One of the lessons of ecological restoration is that it is as much a technical exercise as it is a social and political negotiation about restoration policy and restoration targets and outcomes.   While restoration ecologists are trained to deal with … Continue reading

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Restoration Ecology Professor Says Society Needs a Wetland Ethic

Perhaps it is time for a wetland ethic, to compliment Aldo Leopold’s famous Land Ethic.  So suggests Joy Zedler, Aldo Leopold Chair of Restoration Ecology at the UW-Madison Arboretum. Many of us know about Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic–the essay in … Continue reading

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Two Prairies–Pioneers of Ecological Restoration

Curtis Prairie in Madison, and Aldo Leopold’s Prairie near Baraboo, both in Wisconsin are among the earliest attempts that scholars know of to restore a complete ecosystem of any type and are almost certainly among the earliest prairie restoration projects … Continue reading

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Using Restoration to Create Resilient Systems

Right now there is an important role for restoration ecologists and restoration planners to play on the teams of experts, engineers, and officials that are charting a vision for the future of the Lake Wingra Watershed.  Restoration ecologists need to … Continue reading

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5th World Conference on Ecological Restoration Coming to Madison

Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) Returning to its Roots Conference to Mark 25th Anniversary of the SER’s Founding in Madison Scheduled for October 6 through 11, 2013, this 5th World Conference, with the theme of “Reflections on the Past, Directions … Continue reading

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Aldo Leopold and the Lake Wingra Watershed

Aldo Leopold knew the Lake Wingra Watershed like the back of his hand.   One wonders what he would say about its condition today? Leopold lived just outside the Lake Wingra Watershed boundary on Van Hise Avenue near West High School … Continue reading

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Curtis Prairie Self-Guided Walking Tour

Visitors to the UW-Madison Arboretum can now walk the trails and learn about urban impacts on the Arboretum as they follow the path of  storm water runoff as it flows through Curtis Prairie, “the world’s oldest ecologically restored prairie”,  courtesy … Continue reading

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Novel Ecosystems and Restoration Targets

Why all the fuss  about the Secret Pond storm water pond project in the UW-Madison Arboretum? I can explain why this restoration ecologist was disappointed in the outcome–but first, some background. The controversy over the Secret Pond storm water pond … Continue reading

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