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Bridging the Gap between Scientific Research and Tropical Forest Restoration: A Multifaceted Research, Conservation, Education, and Outreach Program in Southern Costa Rica

Bridging the Gap between Scientific Research and Tropical Forest Restoration: A Multifaceted... of oak woods in the absence of fire. The Forensic Ecology workshop tells the story of land-use history using a variety of sources, including the public Land Survey, plat maps, census records, agricultural data, and newspaper accounts. The workshop on geology and soil provides an opportunity to link geologic history to the geographic distribution of landforms, soils, and historic vegetation. The ERCP has been a big success in its first 2½ years. By the end of 2009, we had successfully run 47 workshops with an average attendance of 15 and produced over $35,000 income to the Conservation District, never a bad thing in difficult economic times. Participation in the program is increasing, and we are currently planning 20 workshops for 2010. By planning and executing a "big" program from the outset, rather than a trial workshop or two, we have been able to establish a program that hopefully will continue for many years into the future and create hundreds of new friends for ecological restoration. The education program is best that educates and involves the most people and embraces the best ideas: ideas that inspire reflection, questioning, and innovation; ideas that connect thought to action; ideas that are http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Bridging the Gap between Scientific Research and Tropical Forest Restoration: A Multifaceted Research, Conservation, Education, and Outreach Program in Southern Costa Rica

Ecological Restoration , Volume 28 (2) – Jun 10, 2010

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of oak woods in the absence of fire. The Forensic Ecology workshop tells the story of land-use history using a variety of sources, including the public Land Survey, plat maps, census records, agricultural data, and newspaper accounts. The workshop on geology and soil provides an opportunity to link geologic history to the geographic distribution of landforms, soils, and historic vegetation. The ERCP has been a big success in its first 2½ years. By the end of 2009, we had successfully run 47 workshops with an average attendance of 15 and produced over $35,000 income to the Conservation District, never a bad thing in difficult economic times. Participation in the program is increasing, and we are currently planning 20 workshops for 2010. By planning and executing a "big" program from the outset, rather than a trial workshop or two, we have been able to establish a program that hopefully will continue for many years into the future and create hundreds of new friends for ecological restoration. The education program is best that educates and involves the most people and embraces the best ideas: ideas that inspire reflection, questioning, and innovation; ideas that connect thought to action; ideas that are

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Jun 10, 2010

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