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By Jason Leppig / On October 29th, 2013

This guest post if from Teresa Pereira, winner of our Why Restore? video contest

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By Admin / On October 9th, 2013

Congratulations Teresa Pereira and Taylor Keegan on winning the Island Press and Society for Ecological Restoration Why Restore? video contest! Thank you for taking part in our contest and for your contributions to ecological restoration. Keep up the...

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By Jason Leppig / On September 6th, 2013

To celebrate all the entries in the SER and Island Press student video contest, this week's Foreword Friday selection comes from Robert Cabin's...

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By Michael Branch / On September 25th, 2012

In a 2006 article [PDF] in The American Naturalist, a small herd of perfectly respectable conservation biologists advocates a bold ecological restoration project they...

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By Joyce Maschinski / On May 7th, 2012

Variable climate patterns are predicted to be the new norm in today’s changing climate.  No longer can we rely on our normal precipitation levels or temperatures.  Models foretell increased storm frequencies and intensities as sea surface temperatures...

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By Steven I. Apfelbaum / On May 3rd, 2012

Stone Prairie Farm, the eighty acres of prairie, wetland, savanna and headwaters stream that we have restored serves as a snow fence. It captures snow and prevents drifting across neighboring county roads. The accumulating snow remains within the dense...

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By Kristin E. Haskins / On May 1st, 2012

Conservation practitioners face many different hurdles on the path to a successful species’ reintroduction. One of those challenges is having enough propagules.  Studies have shown that reintroductions conducted with mature plants are often more...

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By Steven I. Apfelbaum / On April 20th, 2012

The dustings from most previous storms, and atypical warm conditions, and storm paths that have gone around our southern Wisconsin farm, have left us in an extended “fall or spring-season-like trance”.  Fields of standing upright plant stalks blow and...

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By Kennedy Warne / On May 17th, 2011

I was privileged to meet one of the leading experts in mangrove restoration in his home state of Florida. Robin Lewis has spent his working life fine-tuning methods for restoration former mangrove wetlands to full ecological functionality. As he...

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By Robert J. Cabin / On April 27th, 2011

Feeling overwhelmed by civilization? Dreaming of getting away from it all? Before embarking on your great escape, you should know that these days we intensively manage all our "wilderness" areas, the wildlife you encounter out there will undoubtedly...

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