Restoration Success Stories and Outreach

Restoration, as defined in the NRDA Restoration statutes and regulations, encompasses activities to restore, replace, or acquire the equivalent of the injured natural resources. Due to the breadth of this definition and the variety of natural resources managed by Department of the Interior bureaus and co-trustees, restoration can take many forms. Successful restoration of injured resources relies on the dedicated effort of NRDA Restoration practitioners within the Program and many partner organizations. Examples of restoration projects implemented throughout the country include: the addition of habitat to Fish and Wildlife Service Refuges, National Parks, state parks and tribal lands; invasive species control; fish passage in streams and rivers; construction of bird nesting islands; wetland, salt marsh, and eel grass bed restoration; and endangered mussel re-introductions. A few examples of successful restorations are highlighted below.

Further Reading

NRDAR Videos

Screenshot of NRDAR 101 video


Reviving Dihiya (River Cane)

Photo of Western Snowy Plover

Western Snowy Plover - Saving Species Together

Relevant NRDAR cases include:

HEA REA Animation

Habitat/Resource Equivalency Analysis Animation
Story Maps

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