Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystem restoration is the process of repairing and restoring a damaged ecosystem. Many ecosystems go through disruption, and though ecosystems are resilient to a certain extent, sometimes they are unable to recover on their own. In circumstances like this, ecosystem planning and restoration are required in order to restore ecosystem function and biodiversity.

There are many reasons why an ecosystem might need to be restored, including but not limited to:

  • Invasive species removal

  • High impact forest harvesting

  • Poorly constructed forest roads leading to changes in hydrology

  • Any other significantly disruptive activity

Ecosystem restoration can incorporate planting plans, implementing water management tools, or riparian buffers. It is an important process for maintaining the health of our ecosystems and restoring biodiversity.

What are Riparian Buffers?

Riparian buffers are forested areas placed along a stream or river bank designed to prevent soil erosion and restore ecosystems. Riparian buffers are also an effective way to improve the water quality of streams and rivers due to the shade they provide. To learn more about how riparian buffers can help restore damage to an ecosystem, get in touch today.