Ecological design, restoration, and conservation of landscapes in northern New England

Integrating sustainable land use planning with restoration ecology

The goal of restoration ecology is to establish groups of (usually native) species on a site according to a community/ecosystem model, the composition of which is based on our current understanding of ecological theory and the nature of historical communities.¬†Restoration is a product of human culture, and the role of people is a central consideration in how a site is to be restored. Every project includes decisions about how people will interact with a site…”¬†

Glass, Howell, & Harrington – Introduction to Restoration Ecology, Island Press 2013