habitat restoration News

  • 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.

  • Conservation Partners Restore San Dieguito River Habitat

     Daily commuters may have noticed exciting activity happening near the San Dieguito River recently. Helicopters have been airlifting out wildfire-burned logs and other debris since September, capping a multi-year effort to restore the river back to health – complete with native vegetation and restored habitat for various wildlife species. Federal, state and local conservation agencies ...

  • Boeing Digs into Duwamish as Part of Wildlife Habitat Restoration

    Boeing [NYSE:BA] has begun dredging the waterway near its former Plant 2 facility, a major step in the company's commitment to restore natural habitat along the industrial Lower Duwamish Waterway. While the city of Seattle, King County, the Port of Seattle, Boeing and many other businesses along the waterway will be involved in the overall cleanup of the Lower Duwamish, the Plant 2 work starts ...


    By The Boeing Company

  • The Nature Conservancy entrusts CH2M to design oyster habitat restoration in Florida

    The Nature Conservancy selected CH2M to manage the monitoring, permitting and design of a 6.5-mile restoration project, which will help restore a healthy, functioning oyster habitat in East Bay near Pensacola, Florida. The Pensacola East Bay Oyster Habitat Restoration Project is the first phase in a multi-year effort to restore this critical estuarine habitat system that has been significantly ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • EPA Awards Over $1.1 Million to Assist In Restoration of Coastal Habitats

    The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium and the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program $597,333 each to assist in the restoration of disappearing coastal habitats along the U.S. Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Texas. The National Estuary Program (NEP) was established by the federal Clean Water Act to protect and restore water quality and ...

  • Biological Nutrient Removal Restores River Habitat on Long Island

    WesTech Engineering, Inc. of Salt Lake City, Utah, is helping to restore the river habitat of the Patchogue River and the Great South Bay by employing innovative technologies for the removal of nutrients being discharged by the Patchogue Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) located on the southern shore of Long Island in New York. As a part of this expansion and upgrade, WesTech supplied two ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Restoring natural habitats in Myanmar a reconstruction priority, says IUCN

    IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) offers to share its broad environmental experience to help with the reconstruction efforts in Myanmar. A vital long-term environmental need is to restore coastal ecosystems, following the catastrophic damage caused by the recent cyclone.  “While we, like the rest of the world, are worried about the pace of the relief effort, we also believe we ...

  • EPA awards $2.4 million to restore coastal habitats in the Gulf

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded more than $2.4 million to revitalize coastal areas along the Gulf of Mexico. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program (CBBEP), and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) are the grant recipients. They will use the money to restore land lost in areas where commercial and ...

  • Disused quarries could provide valuable habitat if restored naturally

    Old mining sites, such as quarries or pits, could provide refuges for endangered species, according to new research from the Czech Republic. Benefits are greater if the sites are allowed to recover naturally rather than being artificially restored with the use of topsoil, ground-levelling and seed planting. All over Europe there are disused mining sites where, for example, coal, rock and clay ...

  • Wildlands Completes 186-acre Fish Habitat Restoration at Liberty Island

    Wildlands, Inc. announces the completion of habitat restoration at the Liberty Island Conservation Bank in Yolo County, California.  The completion of construction caps a three year entitlement and permitting process with federal, state and local agencies in one of the most complex restoration projects in Wildlands 20-year history.   The 186-acre restoration ...


    By Wildlands, Inc.

  • EPA announces $5 million in grants to restore S.F. Bay Water Quality and Habitats

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld today announced nearly $5 million in EPA grants to state and local agencies to restore water quality and wetlands throughout the San Francisco Bay watershed at a ceremony held at Breuner Marsh (Richmond, Calif.)—one of the sites to receive federal restoration grant funding. The ceremony was attended by ...

  • More than $1.8 Million in Grants to Restore Habitats, Improve Urban Environments in Lancaster Area

    EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin joined Mayor Rick Gray and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Director of Chesapeake Programs Amanda Bassow at a press conference today in Lancaster to tout locally-led efforts to restore watersheds and engage people in environmental stewardship work. More than $1.8 million in grants will fund seven projects, including one in the City of ...

  • Eaton employees help Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity establish new local ReStore

    More than 50 employees from power management company Eaton recently volunteered their time to help transform an old grocery store into a new Habitat For Humanity ReStore. Funding for this project, which exceeded $60,000, came from an Eaton Charitable Foundation “Powering Communities Grants” and Eaton’s Industrial Sector Leadership Team. Building on Eaton’s tradition of ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • EPA Awards $6.5 Million for Ten Projects to Restore San Francisco Bay Water Quality and Habitats

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $6.5 million in grants to state and local agencies, and non-profit organizations to restore water quality and wetlands throughout the San Francisco Bay watershed. Grants range from $75,000 to $1.5 million and will support ten projects that prevent pollution, restore streams and tidal marshes, and manage floodwaters in an environmentally sound ...

  • Habitat banking report: CCC & eftec joint announcement

    A call to scale up private investment in the protection of nature, by creating a habitat banking system and biodiversity credits, has been made in a joint report by Climate Change Capital, the investment manager and advisory group, and eftec, the leading environmental economic consultancy. The foreword has been written by Stanley ...

  • Water restoration funding available

    Scotland's environment watchdog is encouraging organisations with a project they feel would benefit their local water environment, community and economy to apply for funding from Scotland's Water Environment Restoration Fund as soon as possible: over GBP1 million in project funding is available. The fund, which has contributed to work at both a local and national level, has provided over ...


  • 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, ...

  • Restoring ecosystems likely to be economically profitable

    The economic benefits of restoring natural ecosystems outweigh the costs, according to new research. The study examined the financial costs and benefits of restoring a range of ecosystems, including those found in marine, inland and coastal habitats, and concludes that in most cases the large value of ecosystem services provides a net economic benefit. Natural ecosystems provide a vast array of ...

  • 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 ...

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