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  Environmental restoration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Environmental restoration is a term common in the citizens’ environmental movement.
Environmental restoration is closely allied with (or perhaps sometimes used interchangeably with) ecological restoration or environmental remediation.
Environmental restoration is often neglected, either being overlooked or being deemed inexpedient or of a low priority.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Environmental_restoration   (413 words)

 The Infography about Environmental Restoration
The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is environmental restoration.
The Restoration of Land: The Ecology and Reclamation of Derelict and Degraded Land.
The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook: For Prairies, Savannas and Woodlands.
www.infography.com /content/847942513342.html   (73 words)

 National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration
Restoration of degraded ecosystems has been and continues to be a high priority throughout the Nation.
Yet those involved in ecosystem restoration have had limited opportunity to interact with their colleagues at the national scale to discuss issues and challenges relevant to ecosystem restoration.
The framework of restoration is built on the assessment and interpretation of performance measures as individual project components unfold.
conference.ifas.ufl.edu /ecosystem   (3391 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: Environmental Restoration and Waste Management; Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
The Department attempted to meaningfully analyze the environmental restoration alternatives that it originally defined as part of the ``proposed action.'' After considerable effort, the Department has concluded that it would not be appropriate to make programmatic decisions regarding cleanup strategies that would be applicable to all of the Department's sites.
Although the proposed action was defined in terms of integrating environmental restoration and waste management, the description of the alternatives in the Implementation Plan set forth separate sets of alternatives for environmental restoration and waste management.
In view of this modification the PEIS would be renamed the ``Waste Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.'' The modified proposed action would focus on the evaluation and analysis of waste management issues confronting the Department and would incorporate potential impacts of environmental restoration on the management of wastes.
www.epa.gov /EPA-IMPACT/1995/January/Day-24/pr-404.html   (918 words)

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Based on the environmental benefits of creating a functioning wetland on an inhabitable dredged island to provide valuable habitat for fisheries and wildlife, it is determined that the proposed modification's tangible and intangible benefits are far greater than the tangible and intangible costs.
Environmental information on the project has been compiled and this Draft Environmental Assessment and Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact has been prepared and will be circulated prior to the commencement of the project in accordance with requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as amended.
The proposed restoration of diminishing sea grasses, mangroves, shallow water lagoon and reef areas is consistent with this chapter.
www.saj.usace.army.mil /pd/deaPI.htm   (10646 words)

 Company Profile of Environmental Restoration
Environmental Restoration was founded in 1993 to meet the need for quality restoration of properties damaged by fire, smoke, water, wind and other perils in the Eastern USA.
Environmental Restoration is a resource for insurance companies and claims personnel to utilize in assisting with their claims settling process.
Environmental Restoration is and will remain a vital force in the environmental restoration industry.
www.iaqteam.com /co_profile.htm   (284 words)

 Environmental Restoration - SRWQIS
Environmental restoration may be defined as the reestablishment of the general structure, function, and dynamic self-sustaining behavior of a disturbed ecosystem.
Restoration efforts may be focused on rivers and streams, wetlands, forests, prairies, or combinations of valuable ecosystem habitats.
Research and development of better methods for environmental restoration, as well as teaching and demonstrating the use of these technologies in both the classroom and field, are all basic strengths of the Land-Grant University system.
srwqis.tamu.edu /environment.aspx?state=kentucky   (1202 words)

 Abstract from 1995 SRA Annual Meeting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Overlay the entire environmental restoration program with the requirement of public participation and the result is a program that appears mismanaged, not cost effective, and does not effectively use the available talent pool as it attempts to address each of the program requirements separately.
The goal of a site-wide environmental restoration program is to provide consistency in the four main aspects of an environmental restoration program: technical, regulatory, closure, and communication.
This presentation discusses the specific tasks that are being used in the implementation of a site-wide environmental restoration program and focus on successes in the areas of risk communication and risk assessment preparation.
www.riskworld.com /Abstract/1995/SRAam95/ab5aa168.htm   (256 words)

 Restoration Environmental Contractors (Environmental cleanups, pcb removal, soil remediation, mould and fungus ...
Restoration Environmental Contractors (Environmental cleanups, pcb removal, soil remediation, mould and fungus remediation, lead abatement, asbestos removal, infectious disease control, SARS, etc....
Restoration Environmental Contractors will arrange an independent consultant for hazardous materials and other potential environmental concerns on residential, commercial and industrial properties.
All environmental consultants and environmental engineers are licensed, have errors and omissions insurance and pollution, asbestos and environmental coverage.
www.environmentalhazards.com /asbestos/index.htm   (1712 words)

 Restoration Environmental Contractors (Environmental cleanups, pcb removal, soil remediation, mould and fungus ...
REC Awarded $4.9M environmental abatement and demolition project at the Victoria Memorial Museum in Ottawa, ON Restoration Environmental Contractors and REC Demolition are proud to be a part of the rehabilitation project at the historic Canadian Victoria Memorial Museum of Nature in Ottawa.
Restoration Environmental Contractors is pleased to announce their new division REC DEMOLITION.
Restoration Environmental Contractors is an environmental contracting company with over 17 years of experience in the industry.
www.environmentalhazards.com   (842 words)

 Appendix B Environmental Restoration Data
The Environmental Restoration Report provides estimates of waste volumes for the cleanup of PRSs; some estimates for waste volumes to be generated by the decommissioning, including demolition, of structures; and some estimates for waste generation resulting from cleanup of canyon systems.
For example, whereas waste volumes have been estimated for the decontamination of structures at the LAAO tract assuming commercial development subsequent to transfer of the tract, estimates have not been finalized (and are not presented in the Report) of wastes generated from the razing of these structures prior to residential development of the tract.
For example, the Environmental Restoration Report analysis calculated the bounding waste produced from demolition of buildings associated with Records Center operations at the DP Road tract based on possible costs savings that could result from the demolition of the buildings rather than the remodeling necessary for building reuse after decommissioning.
www.eh.doe.gov /nepa/docs/deis/eis0293/app_b/app_b.html   (2560 words)

 EarthCorps :: Environmental Restoration
Restoration is a process of reestablishing a self-sustaining habitat: returning a polluted or degraded environment as closely as possible to a healthy, self-sustaining ecosystem.
Restoration can, but usually does not, focus on a single species.
As restoration practitioners, our goal is to expedite natural processes in rebuilding a healthy, functioning natural ecosystem.
www.earthcorps.org /restoration.php   (122 words)

 Environmental Restoration
Environmental professionals seeking to effectively restore waste disposal sites can benefit from an understanding of successful approaches used for other wastes and at other sites in order to broaden the range of proven effective approaches available for consideration at sites of concern.
A prime source of such transferable restoration technology is the mining sector where large volume, heavy metal-laden wastes present complex, multi-pollutant problems where governmental and owner-operator roles are poorly defined and affected communities are actively involved in the restoration policy and design proceedings.
As a result, the identification of effective innovations which are transferable among environmental restoration projects requires a clear understanding of the administrative, public policy and technical aspects for both the innovative demonstration setting and the potential transfer site.
www.sric.org /mining/docs/Pecos.html   (5471 words)

 Environmental Restoration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Restoration is needed virtually everywhere humans have been active past the hunter-gatherer stage.
Protecting and restoring damaged lands requires an understanding of ecology, economics, psychology and culture.
Soil pitting is a practical and proven surface modification treatment to improve water infiltration and retention and reduces evaporation and increases surface storage and the time available for infiltration to occur.
www.ecocomposite.org /restoration   (492 words)

 FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
The remediation objective of an environmental restoration project shall meet the same standard for protection of public health and the environment that applies to remedial actions undertaken pursuant to section 27-1313 of this chapter.
A municipality receiving state assistance under this title undertakes an environmental restoration project as agent of the state with respect to the incurrence of eligible costs.
Any and all monies recovered or reimbursed pursuant to this section shall be deposited into the environmental restoration project account of the hazardous waste remediation fund established under section ninety-seven-b of the state finance law.
caselaw.findlaw.com /nycodes/c37/a198.html   (864 words)

 Ohio Environmental Council: Great Lakes Restoration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Environmental organizations throughout the Great Lakes Region believe that this is a golden opportunity to work together to urge Congress and the Bush Administration to make a much needed down payment on Great Lakes Restoration.
The Ohio Environmental Council is working closely with organizations throughout Ohio and across the Great Lakes Basin to push for large scale, federally funded restoration efforts to address the many threats currently facing the Great Lakes.
The OEC is asking members of Congress and President Bush to provide necessary funding for the Great Lakes Environmental Restoration Act and to make a long term commitment to the restoration and protection of the Great Lakes.
www.theoec.org /cwater_glrest.html   (282 words)

 FACT SHEET: Restoration Advisory Boards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
These boards enlist public participation regarding environmental restoration projects and offers a proactive forum for the exchange and discussion of environmental restoration information between members of the local community, military installation representatives, and regulatory agencies.
A RAB may be established at installations involved in environmental restoration activities where there is sufficient community interest or if the local community petitions for, the installation determines a need for, or government represent-atives request the formation of an advisory board.
RAB meetings are held regularly and are open to the public as a forum for addressing community concerns related to environmental restoration activities at the installation.
www.afcee.brooks.af.mil /pro-act/fact/may02a.asp   (916 words)

 The Rivers Foundation of the Americas - Promoting Clean Water, Biodiversity, and Human Health   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It is the nerve center for salmon restoration; world security and nuclear waste safety issues; crossroads for world trade and agricultural policy; and one of the world’s most highly manipulated and damaged great river systems.
Biodiversity: RFA is opportunistically supporting a variety of efforts to restore damaged ecosystems, protect and restore endangered species, and educate both the general public and watershed management professionals, in addition to working with the Oregon Conservation Network on state and regional legislation and policy initiatives.
Your passion for environmental preservation and social justice is a passion shared by all RFA board and staff members and by the organizations the Rivers Foundation helps to fund.
riversfoundation.org /rfa/programs/doc/strategic_plan   (4376 words)

 Environmental Restoration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Environmental Restoration activities are handled in two ways: remedial actions and decontamination and decommissioning.
The restoration process is outlined in environmental compliance agreements among DOE, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the states, and other affected parties.
There are two types of environmental restoration activities: remedial actions and decontamination and decommissioning.
web.em.doe.gov /emprimer/er.html   (205 words)

 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Restoration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In 1989, the Office of Environmental Restoration was created within the newly established Office of Environmental Management (EM) to consolidate, centralize and promote the cleanup of contaminated waste sites and surplus facilities within the DOE Complex.
Environmental Restoration is the process by which contaminated sites and facilities are identified, characterized, and existing contamination is contained or removed and disposed to allow beneficial reuse of the property.
Environmental Restoration is involved in assessment and cleanup activities at 132 sites throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico.
web.em.doe.gov /er   (515 words)

 OERB:: Environmental Restoration
Each restoration is headed by a qualified team of professionals with both environmental and petroleum experience.
The largest budget item of our voluntary annual assessment is spent on environmental restoration - returning the land to its natural state, at no cost to landowners or taxpayers.
Though each restoration is unique, the result is always the same: an amazing renewal of the land into a safe, pristine and productive state.
www.oerb.com /mission/restoration.asp   (503 words)

 Mandated Environmental Restoration Efforts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The primary purpose of the CERP is to restore the south Florida ecosystem, which includes the Everglades.
Successful restoration of the ecological integrity of the Kissimmee River ecosystem will be assessed by achievement of established expectations for physical, chemical, biological and functional responses.
In addition to providing success criteria, restoration expectations will be used as a basis for developing and implementing adaptive adjustments to the restoration project.
www.sfwmd.gov /org/wrp/env_rest_efforts.html   (3179 words)

 Audubon of Florida :: Florida Keys Environmental Restoration Trust Fund
Established as the Florida Keys Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund in 1981 by a federal judge in the Southern District of Florida, the Trust Fund resulted from an innovative settlement of a legal case that established a mitigation fund to carry out environmental restoration projects.
Priority for expenditure of funds is given to the most cost-effective methods of restoration and enhancement of disturbed natural communities including seagrasses, freshwater and marine wetlands, and upland hammocks and pinelands.
This is accomplished through scrapedown of filled wetlands, refilling of artificial canals and channels, removal and management of invasive exotic vegetation, revegetation of restored areas, and purchase of fee title or easements where significant restoration is made possible.
www.audubonofflorida.org /science/keys.htm   (1563 words)

 Environmental Restoration
Ecosystem restoration activities examine the condition of existing ecosystems, or portions thereof, and determine the feasibility of restoring degraded ecosystem structure, function, and dynamic processes to a less degraded, natural condition.
The Corps' principal focus in ecosystem restoration is on those ecological resources and processes that are directly associated with, or directly dependent upon, the hydrological regime of the ecosystem and watershed(s).
There will be instances where components of ecosystem restoration problems or opportunities are addressed by other agencies through their missions and programs.
www.saj.usace.army.mil /restore/env_rest.htm   (399 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: Oakland Operations Office; Energy Technology Engineering Center Environmental Restoration and ...
The EA is being prepared in accordance with the Council of Environmental Quality's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Regulations and the DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures of April 24, 1992, 10 CFR 1021.
This EA will analyze the potential environmental impacts associated with environmental restoration and closure waste management activities.
The EA will also analyze environmental restoration activities for site-wide soil and groundwater remediation and the decontamination and decommissioning or dismantlement of government buildings and structures.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-IMPACT/2000/September/Day-15/i23879.htm   (936 words)

 NYSDEC - Environmental Restoration Program Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Regulations - 6 NYCRR Part 375-4 - The regulations for the Environmental Restoration Program are currently being revised to incorporate changes related to the Superfund/Brownfield Law that was passed in October 2003.
In an effort to spur the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfields, Governor Pataki proposed, and New Yorkers approved, a $200 million Environmental Restoration or Brownfields Fund as part of the $1.75 billion Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996 (1996 Bond Act).
Under the Environmental Restoration Program, the State provides grants to municipalities to reimburse up to 90 percent of on-site eligible costs and 100% of off-site eligible costs for site investigation and remediation activities.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/der/erp   (697 words)

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