Part of the NRCS mission is to help people improve our natural resources and environment. This includes assessing and restoring degraded ecosystems. The objective of ecosystem restoration is to restore and maintain the physical, chemical, and biological conditions necessary to allow a natural and native ecosystem to function and evolve over time.
The Natural Ecosystem Restoration Procedure is:
Understand the ecosystem under natural conditions
Understand the human-caused stressors that have degraded the system
Figure out how to relieve the stressors
The ecosystem restoration efforts in New Hampshire NRCS have been primarily with wetland and salt marsh restoration, and pine barren restoration. Most of these projects were done under the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program or the Wetlands Reserve Program. Find out more about our ecosystem restoration efforts by visiting the links below.