Habitat loss is the leading cause of both species extinctions and ecosystem decline. There are two ways to reverse this trend of habitat loss: conservation of currently viable habitat and restoration of damaged ones. Existing laws are in place for preservation of many natural resources; however, habitat restoration is needed on public lands to protect the critical services the environment provides.
Restoration is defined as the process of returning a degraded habitat to a self-sustaining condition that resembles as closely as possible its state before disturbance. The practice of restoration includes activities such as erosion control, revegetation of disturbed areas, removal of non-native species, reintroduction of native species, wetland creation, prescribed burning and increasing flow to restricted wetlands.
County Restoration Projects
- Turnbull Creek Regional Off-site Mitigation Area
- Greening of the Greens at the St. Johns Golf Club
- Sea Oat Restoration