Habitat Restoration

Habitat Loss

Habitat loss is the leading cause of both species extinctions and ecosystem decline. There are two ways to reverse this trend of habitat loss: conservation of currently viable habitat and restoration of damaged ones. Existing laws are in place for preservation of many natural resources; however, habitat restoration is needed on public lands to protect the critical services the environment provides.

Habitat Restoration

Restoration is defined as the process of returning a degraded habitat to a self-sustaining condition that resembles as closely as possible its state before disturbance. The practice of restoration includes activities such as erosion control, revegetation of disturbed areas, removal of non-native species, reintroduction of native species, wetland creation, prescribed burning and increasing flow to restricted wetlands.

County Restoration Projects

Driftwood at Vilano