Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land

The book sets forth a step-by-step process for developing, implementing, monitoring and refining restoration projects that can be applied to a wide range of landscapes and ecosystems.

Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land

by Steven I. Apfelbaum and Alan Haney —

This book and workbook are practical guides to give restorationists and would-be restorationists with little or no scientific training or background the “how to” information and knowledge needed to plan and implement ecological restoration activities.

The book sets forth a step-by-step process for developing, implementing, monitoring and refining restoration projects that can be applied to a wide range of landscapes and ecosystems. It introduces the process of ecological restoration in simple, easily understood language through specific examples drawn from the authors’ experiences restoring their own lands.

It also offers systematic, step-by-step strategies, along with inspiration and benchmark experiences and explains how they can be applied to North America’s major ecosystems and landscapes in any condition or scale.

The companion workbook describes more fully the planning tools and techniques outlined in the book and offers a wealth of specific resources, including worksheets and spreadsheets to help determine the neccessary equipment and plant materials you need, create project schedules, monitor results and estimate costs.

Online versions of the forms are available, and a free consulting session of up to one hour is available to purchasers of the book, giving expert knowledge and experience that can help make any project a success.

$30 each — Island Press, 1718 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 300, Washington, DC 20009.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 31, Number 4, August/September 2012.

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