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Thoughts On Ecological Restoration Construction, Planting & Management

Thoughts On the Great Lakes Bioregion

Biohabitats’ Leaf Litter
Vol. 5 Number 1
http://www.biohabitats.com/ndg_newsite/newsletter/number.19/

With the arrival of spring, our thoughts instinctively turn to the breaking of ground, and the installation of many ecological restoration projects. The construction, planting and management of ecological restoration plans forge critical links that can transform outstanding design on paper to long-term, ecological sustainability in the ground.

What does it take to successfully construct, plant and manage ecological restoration projects? Are construction contractors and plant vendors too often blamed for poor designs? What do they need from design professionals to be better prepared? What method of procurement most benefits ecological restoration projects? How can we avoid implementation disasters by anticipating potential pitfalls? Join us as we explore the world of ecological restoration construction, planting and management.

Top contractors from various regions of the U.S. really dug into this topic during Leaf Litter’s first ever expert panel discussion. Check out the lively discussion among panelists Randy Mandel of the Rocky Mountain Native Plants Company, Robin Ernst of Meadville Land Services, Griff Evans of Ecological Restoration and Management, and Steve Windhager of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Those of you interested in building on your knowledge of tree protection during construction (as well as random cultural references) won’t want to miss Kevin Heatley of Biohabitats ISM’s “Working In The Shade”. Check out the results of our reader survey on ecological restoration construction, planting and management. Explore recommended resources and check out the latest on Biohabitats.

As always, let us know what you think.

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