3rd National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration
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Program Themes I Printable PDF

The primary focus of NCER 09 is to share lessons-learned from the conduct of large-scale ecosystem restoration programs both in the U.S. and internationally. Technical sessions will focus on six primary themes – click on the topical links below to view applicable subtopics within each programmatic theme.


● Ecosystem Restoration at the Watershed Scale

● New Planning Approaches to Achieve Ecosystem Restoration

● Science and Engineering Integration

● Linking Monitoring Results with Management Decision-making

● Urban Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystem restoration projects located within an urban setting are dramatically on the increase both in the U.S. and internationally. A series of case studies will present some of the challenges confronted by project managers of urban ecosystem restoration projects. Because of intense constraints from land use and issues of multiple stressors, opportunities for ecosystem restoration are severely limited in highly urbanized areas. Thus project goals and criteria for success may need to be modified compared to the restoration of other natural systems.  

  • Human Dimensions

  • The Interface Between the Urban and Rural

  • Adaptive Management

  • Partnership-cooperation in a More Complex Policy Context

  • Addressing the Carbon Footprint in Urban Ecosystem Restoration

  • Establishing Restoration Goals in Highly Urbanized Ecosystem

● Ecosystem Goods and Services


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