Tracing over two decades of progress in wetland restoration, this book provides a pragmatic, goal-oriented approach to this often controversial subject. The authors draw on four long-term case studies from across the United States to show what a successful restoration is like and what we can learn from it. They demonstrate not only that wetland restoration can succeed, but also how to use it to reverse losses of the last two centuries. Key public policy issues surrounding wetland restoration along with future trends are also examined.
DONALD L. HEY, PhD, is Senior Vice President of The Wetlands Initiative and Director of Wetlands Research, Inc., the organization responsible for the Des Plaines River Restoration Project. NANCY S. PHILIPPI, Vice President of The Wetlands Initiative, is a writer and researcher specializing in wetland restoration and flood control. Ms. Philippi and Dr. Hey have worked together on wetland research and restoration projects since 1986.