Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens

Projects and sites

Denver Botanic Gardens

Riparian Restoration in Colorado

Deer Creek, which flows through Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, has been managed intensively since the 1800s and is an example of a degraded riparian habitat. It is now being restored to a more natural state by improving man-made channels to return the creek to its historic, meandering flow.

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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Preserving rare plants in urban South Florida

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's South Florida Conservation Team (SFCT) works to maintain native plant diversity in the highly fragmented urban landscape of southeast Florida.

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Botanic Garden Meise

Conservation and restoration of Katangan copper flora (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Since 2007, the Botanic Garden Meise is involved in a unique conservation project, involving ecosystem reconstruction (e.g. topsoil transfer), species translocations, and the development of ex situ collections in Belgium and in DR Congo (University of Lubumbashi).

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New York Botanical Garden, The

The Thain Family Forest Program

The Thain Family Forest is a 20 ha old growth, urban forest in the heart of the New York Botanical Garden and is the largest remnant of forest that once covered much of New York City. In 2008, the garden created a comprehensive program of research, education, and ecological restoration.

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Morton Arboretum, The

Maintenance and restoration of natural areas and woodland habitats in Northern Illinois

The Morton Arboretum is the site of numerous restoration projects. This includes the restoration of a 40 hectare tallgrass prairie and savanna and 280 hectares of oak woodland.

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Botanic Garden Meise

Rescuing critically endangered species in Belgium

Botanic Garden Meise is restoring semi-natural grassland habitats in Southern Belgium.

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Chicago Botanic Garden

Restoring McDonald Woods

Chicago Botanic Garden is restoring a remnant oak woodland within the grounds of the garden.

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Jardín Botánico Francisco Javier Clavijero

Cloud Forest Restoration Project in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

This project aims to understand the ecological processes and actions that may accelerate the recovery of a cloud forest, and to inform the public about the long and complex process behind the restoration of a peri-urban cloud forest from an abandoned pasture.

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Jardin Botanico Regional de Cadereyta - Ing. Manuel Gonzalez de Cosio

Ecological and agroforestry approaches to restoration in urban degraded areas in Queretaro, Mexico

This project aims to restore relicts of natural habitat surrounded by urban areas.

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The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

Restore and renew New South Wales

The objective of this project is to provide an easily accessible source of evolutionary, functional and environmental data that will guide long-term adaptation strategies for landscape management.

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