Ecosystem Restoration: A Framework for Restoring and Maintaining the National Forests and Grasslands

U.S. Forest Service

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This Framework offers recommendations to improve the agency’s ability to restore ecosystems. These recommendations address 1) adopting a national policy regarding ecosystem restoration, including defining ecosystem restoration as “the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed;” 2) increasing the productivity of the agency’s restoration efforts through improved integration of various programs spanning all Deputy areas; 3) effectively applying national, forest, and project planning to engage Forest Service resources, partners, and stakeholders in identifying and implementing restoration needs and priorities; and 4) using budget and performance incentives to increase accomplishment of ecosystem restoration objectives.

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White Paper

U.S. Forest Service