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Enormous Wetland Restoration Nears Completion

Enormous Wetland Restoration Nears Completion | coastal restoration | Scoop.it
In one of the Bay Area's largest natural restoration projects, biologists and construction crews have been able to turn back the time 150 years on a Napa Valley wetland, almost fully restoring what were once industrial salt ponds into a habitat for endangered species, migratory waterfowl, shorebirds and fish. The Sonoma Marsh Restoration Project is a 20-year-long endeavor by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the California Coastal Conservancy and the California Department of Fish and Game to revitalize a nearly 10,000-acre network of wetlands and connected habitats.

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Kaeley Holtke's insight:

It's amazing to see that a restoration this size can be so successful, although the area will need to be monitored for the next few years in order to judge it's true prosperity, this area should be viewed for possible future restorations at similar sites.  

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AmberBaglietto's curator insight, March 26, 2014 5:46 PM

"Almost completed,the Sonoma Marsh Restoration Project is the Bay Area's largest wetlands restoration project ever undertaken"

 

"It's a phenomenal ecological restoration, one of the most important coastal wetlands projects ever done in the United States."

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Why Ecological Restorations Fail (And A Way To Fix) « strange ...

Why Ecological Restorations Fail (And A Way To Fix) « strange ... | coastal restoration | Scoop.it
And in North America, just in the past two decades, restoration projects costing $70 billion have attempted to restore or re-create 7.4 million acres of marsh, peatland, floodplain, mangrove, and other wetlands.
Kaeley Holtke's insight:

Teaming up to increases the level of success within an ecological restoration seems like a logical and affluent way to help a restoration flourish and fulfill its ecological purpose. 

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