The potential of natural regeneration as a cost-effective, nature-based tool for restoration is often overlooked. This information brief outlines specific recommendations for policy changes to make natural regeneration an integral component of forest and landscape restoration programs, and to thereby enhance its role in achieving large-scale restoration objectives and climate mitigation targets. The brief was produced in partnership by the CBD’s Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative, SER, the PARTNERS network, and FAO.
SER's International Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration provide a framework for guiding the development and implementation of ecological restoration projects in any ecosystem, anywhere in the world. The Standards are intended to help increase the success of restoration efforts at the local, project level and meet a growing need for clear guidance about restoration principles and key concepts as global environmental and sustainability agreements increasingly focus on restoration.
From the March issue of SER's peer-reviewed journal, Restoration Ecology.
Much of the practice of restoration is conducted by businesses—contractors, consultants, designers, engineers. This paper explores the business perspective in restoration based on data collected from businesses (contractors, consultants, design engineers), agencies, and nongovernmental organizations involved in a Superfund cleanup project in Montana, one of the largest river restoration efforts ever.
The RRC provides practitioners, researchers, educators, students, and the public with access to a wide variety of resources, publications, and project information from around the world.Read More