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  • 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 sediment, wetlands
    recovery and improved water quality. - site intro.
  • California 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
  • California Wetlands Restoration Links
    Lists wetlands restoration projects in California. Be sure to look at the symbol key first.
  • Critter 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.
  • Earth Island Journal
    Journal of Earth Island Institute, covers conservation and restoration efforts.
  • Ecological 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.
  • Fishing in Wales
    Habitat restoration projects in Wales.
  • Global Invasive Species Database 
    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 
  • Life Underground
    By Kate Goff.
  • Mycorrhizae and Weeds
    Ted St. John, Ph.D.
  • Mycorrhiza.com
    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 intro.
  • Mycorrhizas Webpage
    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 
  • Nitrate 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 Center
    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 intro
  • Restoration 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
  • Restoration 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.
  • Riparian 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 of
    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 Funding Sources;
    Training Resources; Restoration Science Resources; Wetland Restoration and Creation for Wastewater Treatment; and Adopt Your Watershed.
  • San Lorenzo River Restoration Institute
    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 intro
  • San Onofre State Beach
    Restoration project. Focus is on coastal sage scrub and mycorrhizal innoculation techniques.
  • The Sea Turtle Restoration Project
    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 database.
  • 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.
  • Some References for Watershed Restoration
    Compiled by Lisa Therrell, Leavenworth Ranger District, Wenatchee National Forest. - site intro.
  • Specially-Modified Land Imprinter Inoculates Soil with Mycorrhizal Fungi (California)
    By Ted St. John. Requires Adobe Acrobat.
  • Use 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. 
  • Wetland Restoration Bibliography
    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.
  • Wetlands 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



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