ecological restoration News

  • WIKI tool promotes ecological river restoration in Europe

    Policy makers, river restoration practitioners and other stakeholders now have a new online tool at their disposal, providing them with hundreds of river restoration case studies. Created by Wetlands International and partners for the promotion of ecological river restoration in Europe, this River WIKI database holds over 300 river restoration case ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Ecological Restoration: A Global Strategy for Mitigating Climate Change

    The Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER) issued a position statement on global climate change during its joint conference with the Ecological Society of America (ESA) “Ecological Restoration in a Changing World” held this week in San Jose, CA. The SER position statement has been endorsed by the ESA governing board. An estimated 4,500 people are participating in the meeting. ...

  • Massachusetts division ecological restoration contract extension

    Woods Hole Group announces its contract has been extended with the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), extending its integral role in the state\'s wetland restoration efforts. The Cape Cod-based company has been working as a consultant with the DER for several years to restore and protect the Commonwealth\'s rivers, wetlands, and watersheds. The extension ensures Woods Hole ...


  • Integral to present on new ecological modeling approach for prioritizing environmental restoration sites

    Dr. Peter Jensen of Integral Consulting Inc. will be presenting at the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) Mid-Atlantic chapter’s 2009 conference on March 13 in Ewing, New Jersey. Dr. Jensen will present a poster prepared with coauthors Damian Preziosi and John Sullivan of Integral, titled “Prioritization of Ecological Restoration Sites: Planning at the Landscape Scale Using Habitat Analysis ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • EPA Presidential Advisory Committee Issues Report on Ecological Restoration in the U.S. - Mexico Border Region

    The Board is an independent federal advisory committee that develops recommendations to the president on U.S. - Mexico border environment and infrastructure issues. The report, “Ecological Restoration in the U.S. - Mexico Border Region,” was accepted by CEQ on behalf of President Obama. “The rapid population growth of the region and current environmental conditions in the arid ...

  • Assistant Professor Aquatic Ecology

    Earned doctorate degree in biological or environmental sciences at the time of hire, evidence of commitment to teaching excellence, and effective communication skills. The area of research in aquatic ecology is open, although preference will be given to applicants whose expertise include biological studies of aquatic organisms (microorganisms, invertebrates and/or vertebrates), factors affecting ...

  • Puget Sound Coastal Wetlands to Be Restored

    OLYMPIA, Washington (ENS) - The Washington state Department of Ecology will use $1.47 million in federal grants to help local partners return nearly 500 acres of coastal wetland habitat in Jefferson and Whatcom counties back to their natural conditions. About 70 percent of the land near the mouths of rivers throughout the Puget Sound region has been converted to residential, ...

  • Rhode Island river restoration projects

    'The Rhode Island River Ecosystem Restoration project creates good local jobs removing dams and building the ladders that will restore important fish habitat and rebuild their populations,' said Lubchenco. 'This project is to bring back blueback herring, alewives, and American shad, which have been so important, both economically and ecologically, to coastal communities in the Northeast since ...


  • EPA and Arkansas Restore Fayetteville’s Streams

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $300,000 to the Arkansas Natural Resource Commission (ANRC) to reduce sediment and phosphorus—enhancing the ecology of the West Fork White River watershed. EPA’s grant will help the ANRC fund a nonpoint-source management project that will help restore an unstable tributary to Cato Springs, evaluate water intake dams, and ...

  • ERS Delivers Restorative Planting for Louisiana Coastal Restoration Projects

    Ecological Restoration Services, L.L.C., (ERS), a subsidiary of Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES), has successfully completed restorative planting projects along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. ERS won competitive bids from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to grow, store, deliver and install native Louisiana vegetation species to enable and ensure coastal protection following ...

  • Atkins appointed to national ecology framework

    The Environment Agency has contracted Atkins to provide expert ecological advice in freshwater ecology and conservation management across England and Wales. Atkins, the UK’s largest engineering design consultancy, has been appointed to the national Ecological Services Framework Lot 1 which relates to aquatic and terrestrial ecology. This continues its longstanding relationship with the Agency ...


    By Atkins

  • Botanic gardens join forces to restore ecosystems

    A global research initiative aimed at restoring damaged or destroyed ecosystems, the Ecological Restoration Alliance, was launched last month (23 May). The alliance brings together ten botanic gardens from across ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Cultivating Resilience in the Face of Ecological Change

    In the past decade, approximately 200–300 million people have been seriously affected by natural disasters or technological accidents each year—a staggering figure that is bound to only increase in the coming decades. It is becoming clear that a failure to make political systems pay attention to climate challenges might lead to massive population displacements. In State of the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • World is facing an ecological ‘credit crunch’

    The world is heading for an ecological credit crunch as human demands on the world's natural resources reach nearly a third more than earth can sustain. That is the stark warning contained in the latest edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report, the leading statement of the planet’s health. It shows that species and wildlife continue to decline, and around 50 countries are slipping into a state of ...


    By WWF UK

  • Call for submissions: European River Restoration Conference 2013

    Wetlands International and partners in European river restoration are inviting submissions for the European River Restoration Conference 2013. Join us as we share and learn about the successes, challenges and opportunities for river ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Guidelines for restoring ecosystems: when, where and how?

    Chemical contamination impairs ecosystem function and reduces biodiversity. Restoration of contaminated ecosystems is important to re-establish the ecosystem services on which society depends. This study provides recommendations to maximise the success of restoration projects by considering when, where and how contaminated sites should be restored. In 2013, the EU produced 322 million tonnes of ...

  • Habitat restoration is hands-on effort for Annapolis scientist

    On September 10, 2009, Annapolis scientist Dr. Peter Jensen participated in some hands-on restoration by planting native grasses during the Hail Cove Living Shoreline event, a collaborative effort to reduce shore erosion and create marsh and reef habitat for waterfowl and species such as blue crabs, terrapins, fish, oysters, and mussels in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. Sponsored in part by the ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • Bill would spend $300M on Great Lakes restoration

    A spending bill crafted by congressional leaders would allocate $300 million to a Great Lakes cleanup that had been threatened with a massive cut during last year's budget fight, supporters said Tuesday. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is a program dealing with some of the lakes' most serious environmental problems such as invasive species, loss of wetlands and other wildlife habitat, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Latest phase of Bow Brook restoration nears completion

    The latest phase of work to restore the river and floodplain along the Bow Brook is due to be completed this week. Restoration works along 1km of the brook at Drakes Broughton in Worcestershire will benefit fish, invertebrates, wetland birds and mammals, such as lapwing and otter. The improvements include new gravel beds to increase fish spawning and invertebrate habitat, and creating a refuge ...

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