Ecological Restoration

By: Forest Care  09-12-2011
Keywords: Ecological Restoration

Ecological restoration is a process of helping to restore natural features and functions of degraded ecosystems.  Ecological restoration is often an important element for conservation and/or enhancement of natural biodiversity (e.g., in urbanized or industrialized environments).

Before (2001)

After (2006)

Our team of ecological restoration professionals at St. Williams N&EC is highly qualified and experienced in the science and practice of ecological restoration.   We combine a science-based assessment and design approach within an adaptive management framework, working with the natural system processes, to effectively and efficiently restore degraded habitats.

Every ecological restoration project is unique.  Our restoration approach and services to achieve successful and sustainable ecological restoration may include a combination of services that we can provide:

  • Detailed Site Evaluation (baseline conditions survey, inventory assessment, constraints evaluation)
  • Planning and Design (including costing)
  • Site Preparation (clearing, grading, and tillage which may include soil decompaction, scarification, pit and mound creation, soil amending)
  • Seeding, Planting and related landscape services
  • Invasive Species Eradication and Weed Management
  • Maintenance and Tending (e.g., irrigation, pest management, prescribed burns)
  • Long-term Management Planning and Operational Training (turn-key solutions)
  • Public Education

Keywords: Ecological Restoration

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Biodiversity Starter Garden Pack

The seeds for these plants have been carefully selected by St. Williams ecological restoration scientists and when planted in the correct zone by you, will contribute to Biodiversity Conservation and the unique natural beauty of your area. You can help conserve natural biodiversity by planting a small "biodiversity garden" of ecologically appropriate native plants appropriate to your area.



If you need a species not available for your project; please contact our staff ecologists as we specialize incontract growing for large and small ecological restoration and conservation projects. Our focus in on growing source identified wild-type genetic stock to support ecological restoration and biodiversity conservation. We offer a wide variety of native species as seed and plants in a variety of stock types.