Desert restoration, like restoration in other areas, has suffered from a lack of communication among active and past restorationists. The Desert Restoration Task Force is working to improve communication by making this guide available in both print and electronic form. We expect this to be a working document that will be updated as information is shared and new lessons are learned. Our understanding of how desert ecosystems function and how to restore them is growing, but limited; but there are still many successes to report. By communicating both successes and failures, we can build on the knowledge base rather than repeating the same mistakes.
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