About Restoration Map
Read our paper recently published in the journal Ecological Restoration: pdf
Restoration Map is a web-based application to help plan, implement, and assess ecological restoration projects within Chicago Wilderness natural areas. Its purpose is to:
- follow an adaptive management approach by integrating long term monitoring data to provide feedback on the effects of restoration work.
- improve communication and encourage collaboration between stakeholders including the landowner agencies, volunteers, restoration contractors, interns, and partner conservation organizations.
See the Viewing the Map page for instructions on how to view the map.
The monitoring data layers are the result of decades of good work by staff and volunteer plant and animal monitors. Please see http://habitatproject.org
The soil data layer is provided by the Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Data Access. http://sdmdataaccess.nrcs.usda.gov
The wetlands data layer is provided by U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. National Wetlands Inventory. U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C. http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/