Landscape Restoration and Adaptation

Trained park employee searches for invasive plants along the bank of a spanning lake
A member of the California Exotic Plant Management Team searches for invasive plants along the shore of Ross Lake in North Cascades National Park.

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From restoring critical habitat to assisting with working lands to working with partners and neighbors at varying scales—our work in landscape conservation is critical to the National Park Service mission.

The Biological Resources Division supports landscape restoration and adaptation by providing the policy, tools, and technical assistance necessary for national parks to restore disrupted ecological processes and degraded landscapes, improving ecosystem response. From biological invasions to development by humans, we address these issues through a variety of strategies.

Landscape restoration and adaptation expertise includes:

  • Plant, soil, and fire ecology,
  • Invasive plant management,
  • Livestock management,
  • Pollinator conservation,
  • Ecological restoration,
  • Data management, and
  • Spatial modeling of landscapes.

We provide scientific expertise and technical support to regional and park staff in a time of constant environmental change, increased visitation to parks, and more. Contact Landscape Restoration and Adaptation staff.

Explore more landscape restoration and adaptation topics below.

A fuzzy yellow bee on a bright pink flower
We Help Pollinators

More than 75 percent of the Earth's flowering plants depend on bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and other pollinators.

a man looks out over a landscape with binoculars
We Adapt to Change

Our climate is changing rapidly. See how we adapt to the impacts climate change brings to parks.

A large white and black spotted feral pig stands near vegetation
We Stop the Spread

Invasive species are a complex challenge, but the good news is that you can help prevent their impacts by making a few simple choices.

Woman riding in a canoe, displaying green algae pulled from the lake
Invasive Plant Program

Learn how the Invasive Plant Program works with parks to manage invasive species.

An aerial shot of a snow-capped mountain ranger with braided river running through the valley below.
Connected Conservation

See how we are connecting with agencies, organizations, and communities to conserve our special places at a landscape-level.

Last updated: March 14, 2022