Restoration Management Goals
It is often not possible or practical to return many disturbed sites to their original biotic and abiotic features; restoration goals, instead, tend to focus on the maintenance of ecosystem processes and the provision of ecosystem services. Knowing your restoration goals will help you develop an effective restoration design and make species choice much easier.
Increase the number and type of plant and animal species at your site in order to enhance almost every conceivable ecosystem service you can think of!
Habitats cannot get or stay healthy without proper maintenance of topsoil to support plant and animal life. Keep soil in place!
Many studies have shown that ecological restoration is a critical component of an effective weed management strategy. Use restoration to minimize invasive plant species.
Animals need plants for browse and grazing, shade, nesting and protection from predators. Provide ideal habitat for animals of all types and stripes.