People, animals and plants depend on healthy ecosystems. Our everyday lives and luxuries would not be possible without their services and resources (SER). In A Sand County Almanac, author and ecologist Aldo Leopold states, "We abuse the land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." Restoration gives us an opportunity to improve our relationship to the ecosystems we depend on, and allows us to become a constructive part of the communities that create our region's natural environment.
Butterfly, Monarch, Danaus plexippus, Dick Todd