Ecological Restoration

Park biologist plants a giant sequoia seedling.
Park biologist plants a giant sequoia seedling as part of a Giant Forest restoration project.

Ecological restoration is the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed. In these parks, restoration projects have focused on areas or species actively disturbed by past park management activities or other human actions. Animal populations, lake ecosystems, giant sequoia groves, and meadows have been the focus of intensive restoration projects. In addition, restoration of important processes such as fire (disrupted by years of fire exclusion through historic grazing and active suppression) helps make forests more resilient to drought and anticipated effects of climate change.

Learn more about past or on-going park restoration projects by watching the video below, and linking to the restoration links on Disturbed Lands, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Yellow-legged Frogs, and Fire.


Last updated: September 27, 2016

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