Tag Archives: Prairie Restoration

Ecotype – Problematic Concept in a Changing World

For those reasons, “local is best” is the mantra, if not the dogma, of many in the conservation and restoration community. It’s a cautious and logical approach. However, in recognition of the altered and changing world we live in and recognizing that ecological restoration and reconstruction projects are essentially the only way many species can move across today’s fragmented landscape, I would urge people to be a little more liberal in how they apply the ecotype concept. Continue reading

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IPCC and Assisted Migration

This is a brief post. The following figure in the most recent IPCC report underscores how important it is that we not ignore the impacts climate change will have on biodiversity as we plan and implement conservation and restoration (broad … Continue reading

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