Island Press, Octavo, paperback, black and white photographs, line drawings.
Addresses a lack of understanding of the principles of sound planning and management that is the reason many current restoration projects are not as effective or successful as they could be. With decades of experience implementing successful restoration projects, the authors provide a straightforward framework for developing and executing an ecological restoration project in order to maximize its potential for success. The authors focus on process, planning, design, implementation, and management rather than science. They describe a simple project management plan, identify the design approaches and the commitments that decisions require, and explain how design theory is translated to on-the-ground project design. The book includes numerous illustrations, as well as a series of checklists and tables to help restorationists recognize and then correct problems that may arise.