Ecological Restoration – what standard are you working to?
Ecological restoration and rehabilitation seeks to transform humanity’s role from one where we are the agents of degradation to one where we act as conservators and healers of indigenous ecosystems. This document identifies the need and purpose of ecological restoration and explains its relationship with other forms of environmental repair. The Standards identifies the principles underpinning restoration philosophies and methods, and outlines the steps required to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate a restoration project to increase the likelihood of its success.
These principles are highly relevant for those working with fire and restoration programs. The Standards provide an excellent starting point for designing new fire and restoration projects and an important reference to support evaluation and improvement of existing projects.
Have you compared your restoration project with the National Standards for Ecological Restoration?
Please note the standards were updated in October 2017. Latest standards available here: