The Restoration Process Following are some of the guidelines adapted from the Society for Ecological Restoration. These are being used to guide the restoration process in the Natural Heritage Parks program.
Develop a restoration plan that includes baseline ecological assessments, specific goals, measurable standards, and provisions for the resources necessary to restore and maintain a site.
Closely monitor and control non-native plants and animals.
Integrate the restoration project with broader-scale goals
Use locally procured, native plants whenever possible.
Take into account the interaction of adjacent ecosystems, such as uplands near wetlands or forests near a river.
Actively seek the involvement and input of the local community.
To learn more about the restoration process, see the Natural Heritage Park Selection and Acquistion Plan.