EPA Workshop - Introduction to Ecological Restoration: Integrating Ecological Mitigation Measures and Ecological Enhancements into Remedial Activities at Contaminated Sites
This workshop was held on June 7 and 8, 2005 to provide a technical overview and introduction to ecological restoration and engineering approaches to project managers and technical specialists. Participants were acquainted with the benefits of ecological restoration and enhancements, were provided with sufficient technical information to enable them to identify fatal flaws in project proposals and designs, were presented with case studies to help identify opportunities for integrating ecological enhancements into remedial design, and were shown how ecological restoration and enhancements can be integrated into economically viable brownfields and beneficial reuse projects. Future workshops on specialized topics with field visits are being considered.
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The following presentations are available for download:
- Restoration / Creation of Freshwater Wetlands: Primary Considerations and Lessons Learned; Dr. Jeff Keller, Habitat by Design (PDF) (40 pages, 8.5MB)
- Remediation and Restoration of Vernal Pools: Design Considerations and Lessons Learned from a Region 3 Superfund Site; Dr. Kathy Patnode, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (PDF) (16 pages, 2.5MB)
- Essentials of Stream Restoration; Dr. Larry Brannaka, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (PDF) (79 pages, 9.2MB)
- Riparian Restoration and Buffers and Planting Woody Species for Upland Restoration; Dan Salas, Restoration Program Manager, Delaware Riverkeeper Network (PDF) (26 pages, 3.9MB)
- Considerations for Selecting and Obtaining Planting Materials for Ecological Restoration Projects; Dan Segal, Directory of Nursery Operations, Pinelands Nursery (PDF) (53 pages, 37.3MB)
- Establishment of Meadows - Using Native Grasses and Wildflowers: Benefits, Selection, Planting Considerations, Maintenance, and Monitoring; Chris Miller, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA (PDF) (69 pages, 5.4MB)
- Restoration of Landfills: Beyond Crown Vetch and Fescue; Dr. Steven Handel, Professor and Director, Center for Urban Restoration Ecology (PDF) (52 pages, 2.5MB)
- Effectiveness of Biosolids Application for Remediating Metals Mining Sites; Dr. Mark Sprenger, US EPA Environmental Response Team(PDF) (48 pages, 7.8MB)
- West Page Swamp Wetland Restoration, Coeur d’Alene River System; Harry Compton, US EPA Environmental Response Team US EPA Environmental Response Team(PDF) (27 pages, 1.7MB)
- Stormwater Wetlands and Other Stormwater Best Management Practices: Potential Applications at Brownfields and other Remedial Sites; Dr. Robert Traver, Villanova University(PDF) (73 pages, 7. 3MB)
- Society for Ecological Restoration Guidelines for Developing and Managing Ecological Restoration Projects; Bruce Pluta, US EPA (PDF) (17 pages, 77KB)