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WLR students Hank Stein and Natasha Boote win Irene Evers Research Scholarships

Volunteers work on restoring Rock Creek - KPAX-TV

Volunteers begin transforming Rock Creek - Clark Fork land back to prairie - The Missoulian

Wildland Restoration AY 2013-2014 and later curriculum sheets are now available

RECIPIENTS OF CFC SCHOLARSHIPS

Joshua Diede
Joseph Dysthe
David Fulton-Beale
Tatiana Kelley
Jennifer Reeder
Katharine Sampson
Leighton King
Natasha Boote


 

What is Ecological Restoration?

The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER 2004 http://www.ser.org)  defines ecological restoration as “the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed.” Ecological restoration requires extensive knowledge of the biotic and abiotic environments that sustain biological communities and ecosystem processes. It also requires an understanding of the societal framework of values, ethics, and policy that influence the causes of degradation, the feasibility of its prevention, and the implementation of restoration efforts when degradation occurs.