Environmental Sites: Restoration
- Bitterroot Restoration
Bitterroot Restoration, Inc. is a rapidly growing, successful ecological
restoration company widely recognized as the leader in our field. Our
offices are located in Auburn, Lincoln and San Diego, California and
Corvallis, Montana. The focus of our company is the restoration of large
disturbed or damaged landscapes throughout the western United States.
Our services include ecological restoration design and planning, large
scale native plant production, and revegetation project implementation.
- site intro. Commercial site.
- California Coastal Coalition
The California Coastal Coalition (CalCoast) is a non-profit advocacy
group comprised of 28 coastal cities; six counties; AMBAG, BEACON, SANDAG
and SCAG; along with business associations and allied groups committed
to restoring California's
shoreline through sand replenishment, increasing the flow of natural
recovery and improved water quality. - site intro.
Native Plants, El Nativo Growers, Inc.
Wholesale nursery Web site with a fine availability list for
native species and some good photographs and information, especially
about Manzanita, California Lilacs, and Sages. It is strictly a wholesale
nursery and does not sell to the public, but aspects of their Web site
are quite useful for information, especially their extensive suitability
lists, which include plants they recommend for wildlife, heavy soil,
ocean exposure, to resist deer. - Jeffrey Caldwell
Wetlands Restoration Links
Lists wetlands restoration projects in California. Be sure to look at
symbol key first.
Crossings - Linking Habitats and Reducing Roadkill
Site devoted to protecting wildlife along highways and the habitats
that sustain them. - site intro. From the Federal Highway Administration.
Journal of Earth Island Institute, covers conservation and restoration
Tables of contents for Ecological Restoration, and organizational, commercial,
government and education links.
- Environmental Restoration
Through the Department of Energy, Environmental Restoration is involved
in assessment and cleanup activities at 132 sites throughout the United
States and in Puerto Rico. Look here for topics such as Cleanup Criteria
Decision Document Database, Environmental Restoration Performance Measures,
Pollution Prevention in the ER Program, Environmental Restoration Lessons
Learned, and Decommissioning of Facilities.
Habitat restoration projects in Wales.
- Global Invasive
Invasive plants and animals are considered a hugely important threat
to natural ecosystems and their species, second only to direct destruction
of habitats by humans. This problem is growing in severity and geographic
extent as volumes of international trade and travel increase. This database
contains invasive species information, ranging from micro-organisms
to mammals and plants, supplied by expert contributors from around the
world. The system notes the habitats that these species have invaded,
using land cover classifications derived from global satellite imagery.
It then produces a list of similar habitats around the world. This is
intended to be an initial attempt at predicting where a species may
invade. - site intro
- Land Imprinting
Workshop by Dr. Ted St. John
By Kate Goff.
- Mycorrhizae and Weeds
Ted St. John, Ph.D.
Introductory information on mycorrhiza, the "other half of the root
system." You can find general information on mycorrhiza, the benefits
of mycorrhiza to the plant, how to use mycorrhiza in habitat restoration
and revegetation, current applications of mycorrhiza in agriculture,
a few useful links to other mycorrhiza information on the Internet -
Site is based on text and images from the introductory chapter of the
book Working with Mycorrhizas in Forestry and Agriculture by Mark Brundrett,
Neale Bougher, Bernie Dell, Tim Grove and Nick Malajczuk, published
by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research in
1996. Contents include: Introduction to mycorrhizal associations; Structure
and development or roots and mycorrhizas; Information about Australian
plants and fungi; Details of the physiology, or subcellar structure
of mycorrhizas; Information specific to regions or plants other than
Australia; Details of methodologies required for practical applications.
Text books on mycorrhizas, plant anatomy, etc. Scientific papers including
those cited here. Links to other relevant websites. - site intro.
- Native Habitats
Entities & Volunteer Projects; Invasive species information, native
plants & related resources for habitat restoration & native
plant gardening. One of the greatest threats to native species is the
loss of viable habitat. It's not enough to save habitat and wild places
from development. Creating political boundaries to save places is the
critical first step, but definitely not the entire solution. We must
also protect existing habitat - including our parks, backyards, community
areas and so forth - from invasions of non native species. Invasive
non native species are a major component of habitat loss. These species
are a problem because they behave more aggressively when they are not
in their native ecosystems with their natural competition (plants &
wildlife) with which they evolved. As such, they displace natives and
reduce biodiversity by creating biologically poor systems. - site intro
Immobilization and the Mycorrhizal Network for control of Exotic Ruderals
A poster presented at the California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium
by Ted St. John, Ph.D.
- NOAA Restoration
The NOAA Restoration Center is a part of the Damage Assessment and Restoration
Program (DARP) and, as such, participates in pursuing natural resource
damage claims. Goals of the organization include: To restore degraded
coastal and estuarine habitats that are used by or are beneficial to
NOAA trust resources; To advance the science underlying coastal habitat
restoration and developing improved technology for archiving successful
restoration; and To transfer restoration technology to the private sector,
public, and other governmental agencies at the federal, state, and local
level. - site intro
- Rescuing an Endangered
Ecosystem: The Plan to Restore America's Everglades
Plan that addresses the problems of declining ecosystem health and the
solutions to Everglades restoration can be framed by four interrelated
factors: quantity, quality, timing, and distribution of water. - site
at San Onofre State Beach, California
By Rick Riefner, Glenn Lukos Associates, Laguna Hills, CA; David Pryor,
CA Dept of Parks and Recreation; and Ted St. John, Tree of Life Nursery,
San Juan Capistrano, CA
of Unpermitted Development within the California Coastal Zone
By Troy Alan Doss and Susan P. Friend as a presentation to the Society
for Ecological Restoration Conference, September, 1995.
Ecosystem Creation and Restoration: A Literature Summary
By Karen M. Manci and Karen A. Schneller-McDonald. Hosted by the USGS.
- site intro
- River Corridor
and Wetland Restoration
Topics include: Definitions & Distinctions; Restoration Principles;
Stream Corridor Restoration: Principles, Processes, and Practices (a
comprehensive manual on restoration); Draft "An Introduction to Wetland
Restoration, Creation, and Enhancement"; Why do restoration? Benefits
of Restoration; Who is doing restoration? Restoration Project Directory;
a forum to add and update restoration projects; links to the Office
Research and Development/Mid-Atlantic Integrated Assessment (MAIA);
Inventory; State Restoration Links; Tribal Links; Private Organizations;
International Restoration Links; Other Federal Wetland Restoration Links;
EPA Regions Information; EPA Showcase Watersheds; EPA Assessment and
Watershed Protection Division; Restoration Tool Kits EPA Publications;
EPA Wetlands Hotline; Five Star Restoration Grant Program; Additional
Training Resources; Restoration Science Resources; Wetland Restoration
and Creation for Wastewater Treatment; and Adopt Your Watershed.
- San Lorenzo River Restoration
The San Lorenzo River Restoration Institute (SLRRI) was formed in 1992
to advance community efforts to re-establish streamside habitat, bring
back fish and bird life, and improve recreation areas in the San Lorenzo
River Watershed, while converting the river from a neglected flood hazard
to an economic asset in Santa Cruz and the San Lorenzo Valley.- site
- San Onofre State Beach
Restoration project. Focus is on coastal sage scrub and mycorrhizal
- The Sea Turtle Restoration
This organization fights to protect endangered sea turtles in ways that
make cultural and economic sense to the communities that share the beaches
and waters with these gentle creatures. - site intro
- Society for Ecological Restoration
SER is an international non-profit organization for individuals and
organizations who are actively engaged in ecologically-sensitive repair
& management of ecosystems through an unusually broad array of experience,
knowledge sets and cultural perspectives. While the Society does not
itself engage in restoration projects, its mission is to serve the growing
field of Ecological Restoration through facilitating dialogue among
restorationists, encouraging research, promoting awareness of and public
support for restoration and restorative management, contributing to
public policy discussions and recognizing those who have made outstanding
contributions to the field of restoration. - site intro.
Also features conference abstracts and a restoration expertise directory
- Soil Ecology
and Restoration Group (SERG)
The primary restoration focus of this site is on soils and belowground
processes in arid and semiarid ecosystems with emphasis on microbial
ecology and plant-microorganism relationships.
References for Watershed Restoration
Compiled by Lisa Therrell, Leavenworth Ranger District, Wenatchee
National Forest. - site intro.
Land Imprinter Inoculates Soil with Mycorrhizal Fungi (California)
By Ted St. John. Requires Adobe Acrobat.
of Compost and Co-Compost as a Primary Erosion Control Material
This report evaluates the potential for use of green materials composts
(GMC) and co-composted materials (CCM; a mixture of green materials
and municipal biosolids) for use as primary erosion control amendments
for revegetation of Caltrans roadsides. - site intro. By the Integrated
Waste Management Board.
An annotated bibliography originally developed and provided by the Midcontinent
Ecological Science Center was the foundation for this bibliography.
Northern Prairie Science Center developed a program for viewing and
searching the bibliography on the Web. Northern Prairie Science Center
is also adding recent literature citations to the data
base. - site intro. Can add additional items to the bibliography.
Restoration Links by State
Be sure to look at the symbol key before checking these sites.
- Wildlands Restoration Team
Santa Cruz-based team of volunteers that work to restore wild areas
in the Santa Cruz mountains.
- Willamette Restoration Initiative
An effort seeking to promote, integrate and coordinate efforts to protect
and restore the health of the Willamette watershed. - site intro