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Ecosystem Restoration Report 2022

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This document provides recent reports on ecosystem restoration. Additional news and reports may be added to this page as they become available.

60 Minutes (23 Oct 2022)

“Rebuilding an ecosystem in America’s grasslands” — The nonprofit American Prairie is working to restore the ecosystem full of bison, prairie dogs, and birds that once thrived in America’s grasslands.

Fenner School of Environment (20 Aug 2021)

“The Six Principles of Ecological Restoration” — This video explores the six principles of ecological restoration, using the site of Scottsdale in Southern NSW Australia as a case study. Thank you to Bush Heritage Australia and the Society for Ecological Restoration for their collaboration.

UN Environment Programme (17 Oct 2020)

“What is ecosystem restoration?” — Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet – and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change and prevent a mass extinction. It will only succeed if everyone plays a part.

Thomas Crowther via TED (17 Oct 2020)

“The global movement to restore nature’s biodiversity” — Biodiversity is the key to life on Earth and reviving our damaged planet, says ecologist Thomas Crowther. Sharing the inside story of his headline-making research on reforestation, which led to the UN’s viral Trillion Trees Campaign, Crowther introduces Restor: an expansive, informative platform built to enable anyone, anywhere to help restore the biodiversity of Earth’s ecosystems.

Morton Arboretum (6 Sep 2018)

“What is ecological restoration?” — Our natural areas are in urgent need of support. Learn how we can make an impact through ecological restoration in our communities.

National Geographic (24 Apr 2017)

“50 Years Ago, This Was a Wasteland. He Changed Everything” — Almost 50 years ago, fried chicken tycoon David Bamberger used his fortune to purchase 5,500 acres of overgrazed land in the Texas Hill Country. Planting grasses to soak in rains and fill hillside aquifers, Bamberger devoted the rest of his life to restoring the degraded landscape. Today, the land has been restored to its original habitat and boasts enormous biodiversity. Bamberger’s model of land stewardship is now being replicated across the region and he is considered to be a visionary in land management and water conservation.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (20 Jul 2015)

“Oak Habitat Restoration Partnership” — A diverse group of partners are working together to protect and promote development of oak habitat in Oregon and California.

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com