An "All Lands Approach" to Ecological Restoration

With an "All Lands Approach" to ecological restoration, the Regional Leadership's intent is to work across boundaries with our partners in the Pacific Southwest Region to:

  • Retain and re-establish ecological resilience of the land and;
  • Expand the pace and scale of ecological restoration;
  • Reach across jurisdictional boundaries to include support and coordination for all wildlands in California;
  • Using Forest Service State & Private Forestry authorities, expand efforts to engage partners and volunteers leveraging opportunities and develop closer coordination with other agencies, and
  • Provide a broad range of ecosystem services:
    • delivery of clean water that benefits people, fish & wildlife
    • fish, wildlife and plant habitat especially endangered and threatened species
    • forest resiliency in the face of disturbance processes, e.g. climate change
    • carbon sequestration
    • air quality
    • enhancement and maintenance of biodiversity
    • outdoor recreation and scenic beauty
    • landscapes for health and renewal
    • wood product, biomass energy and biomass fuels
    • forage
    • rural economic health
    • green economic activity.

Healthy and resilient landscapes will have a greater capacity to survive natural disturbances and large scale threats to sustainability. Examples of ecological restoration include: 1) river restoration; 2) vegetation management/treatments; 3) collaborative restoration project; 4) biomass harvesting; 5) meadow restoration; 6) invasive species eradication; 7) adaptive management partnership projects — SNAMP.