Across the diverse ecological landscape of our planet few
places remain where human activity has not altered the function
of endemic ecosystems. Where ecological impacts are slight
and reversible, ecological health can be maintained over time
by natural recovery. Where the impacts to land and water are
strong and irreversible, ecological restoration is required.
A century ago little consideration was given to the return
of disturbed land to a natural state, yet today environmental
quality is a societal priority. This website is committed
to that priority and to the technical challenge of achieving
ecological restoration. Our goal is to provide ecological
restoration tools to designers, managers and practitioners
in a web-based information repository. Contained within the
site are case histories, images, educational guides, links
to literature and supporting websites.
Since ecological restoration spans a broad spectrum of content, this site has been built from a base of experience in Mineland Restoration. Most recently Rangeland Restoration has been added as a new topic of interest. Armed with up-to-date information and aware of regional experience, it is our hope that future projects will be constructed based on the best available science.