Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration: Lessons for Existing and Emerging Initiatives

Vigmostad, K.E., N. Mays, A. Hance and A. Cangelosi

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Large-scale ecosystem restoration presents a highly complex set of challenges that require unprecedented levels of knowledge, coordination, money, governance, and committed actions over time. This report explores these challenges by examining seven case histories – the Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Louisiana, Columbia River, Great Lakes, San Francisco Bay-Delta, South Florida Everglades, and Upper Mississippi River. The project’s overall goals were to inventory these restoration initiatives, compare and contrast them, and evaluate them for lessons relevant to existing and emerging restorations across the country.

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Technical Document

Northeast Midwest Institute