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This page provides links to useful information related to ecological land reuse and restoration topics from federal, state, academic, non-profit and private sources.


  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Office of Response and Restoration
    The NOAA Office of Response and Restoration coordinates restoration and recovery efforts for the U.S.'s marine and coastal resources, particularly areas affected by oil spills or marine debris.
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture:
    • Natural Resources Conservation Center Conservation Programs
      A list of all conservation programs carried out by the NRCS. Includes programs focused on technical assistance, environmental improvement, stewardship, easement, water resources, and community assistance.
    • Agricultural Research Service
      ARS is the USDA's principal scientific research agency, dedicated to finding solutions to agricultural problems.
    • Economic Research Service
      Describes soil conservation activities carried out by the USDA Economic Research Service, which focuses on costs, benefits, and effectiveness of soil conservation programs.
    • Forest Service
      An overview of Forest Service research and management tools focused on control of non-native plant and insect species and plant diseases.
      • Forest Service RNGR Team: Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetics
        Technical information, resources, and links for forest and conservation seedling growers.
      • Grassland, Shrubland, and Desert Ecosystems (GSD) Program
        The 2015 Annual Report for the GSD program looks at a few of the 2015 research and application studies conducted by scientists and their partners with GSD. Significant results of recent research and science delivery by GSD scientists are highlighted.
      • Great Basin Native Plant Selection and Increase Project
        A multi-agency collaboration, begun in 2001, to increase the availability of native plant materials and the success of native plant communities in the Great Basin of the United States.
      • Seedlot Selection Tool
        The Seedlot Selection Tool (SST) is a web-based decision-support tool designed to help forest managers match seedlots (seed collections from a known origin) with planting sites based on climatic information. The SST can be used to map current climates, or future climates based on selected climate change scenarios. It can help forest managers or planners match an appropriate planting site with an appropriate seedlot under both current and future climates and to calculate seed transfer distances based on climatic information. The tool allows the user to control many input parameters so the results can reflect the management practices, climate change assumptions, and risk tolerance of the user.
    • USDA Service Centers
      USDA Service Centers are designed to be a single location where customers can access the services provided by USDA agencies. This web site will provide the address of a USDA Service Center and other Agency offices serving your area along with information on how to contact them.
  • U.S. Geological Survey
    A directory of all USGS science programs and activities, organized by topic and field.
  • Bureau of Land Management — National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration
    A collaboration between federal agencies, non-federal partners, and valuable input from private industry and tribal, state, and local governments, the National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration is designed to provide a more coordinated approach to restoring plant communities. Its mission is to ensure the availability of genetically appropriate seed to restore viable and productive plant communities and sustainable ecosystems.

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Academic Institutions and Nonprofit Organizations

  • Center for Invasive Species Management
    Comprehensive list of resources for information on restoration and revegetation, including restoration guidelines and management information, sources of native plants and seeds, and links to restoration organizations.
  • Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) Online Directory
    CPC is a network of 36 leading botanic institutions that offers a national program of off-site conservation of rare plant material and maintains the National Collection of Endangered Plants. The online CPC Plant Conservation Directory contains useful contacts in each state for information on rare and endangered plants, permit procedures, and government programs; botanists and other contacts in state Heritage Programs and Native Plant Societies; and a searchable database of organizations and experts active in the conservation of rare plants and their areas of expertise.
  • Florida Wildflower Foundation - Wildflower Literature
    Here you will find a growing collection of scientific articles on Florida's native wildflowers. The wildflowers included are commonly occurring plants that are commercially available or used in restoration projects.
  • Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER)
    SER is an international society for professionals in the field of ecological restoration. The society promotes ecological restoration through conferences, publications, and other activities.
  • Texas A&M University Revegetation Equipment Catalog
    Descriptions and information on equipment used in rangeland restoration and revegetation.
  • The Conservation Foundation
    Not-for-profit preservation, advocacy, and education organization dedicated to protecting ecosystems and the responsible stewardship of the natural world.

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