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