Habitat protection and restoration is an important tactic at specific locations worthy of deep investment. These efforts include specific interventions to improve water quality or the natural patterns of flow necessary for ecosystem health; physical restoration of freshwater habitats (e.g., bank stabilization, re-establishment of channel morphology in a stream, wetland restoration and removal of invasive species); and also more traditional or transactional conservation tactics where land (or water) is purchased and placed in a “protected” status. The challenge with these types of efforts is pursuing them at a scale of significance.

Recent Reports

 Watershed Approach Handbook: Improving Outcomes and Increasing Benefits Associated with Wetland and Stream Restoration and Protection Projects.

A Flood of Benefits: Using Green Infrastructure to Reduce Flood Risks.