Environmental restoration


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Environmental restoration

The act of repairing damage to a site caused by human activity, industry, or natural disasters. The ideal environmental restoration, though rarely achieved, is to restore the site as closely as possible to its natural condition before it was disturbed.
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Under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP), the Department of Defense (DOD) is responsible for cleaning up about 5,400 sites on military bases that have been closed under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, as well as 21,500 sites on active bases and over 4,700 formerly used defense sites (FUDS), properties that DOD owned or controlled and transferred to other parties prior to October 1986.
Long Tom Watershed is budgeting its money for eight restoration projects and for educational endeavors focusing on teaching landowners how to practice environmental restoration.
Established in 1999, M & M says it is the leading environmental restoration company in its region.
He was the senior civilian responsible for the execution of a $650 million annual program for infrastructure improvements at military installations, addressing the region's water resources needs for flood control, deep-draft navigation, environmental restoration, and cleanup of hazardous, toxic and radiological sites.
Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment, Brooks City-Base, Texas: Manages Air Force military construction, military housing and environmental restoration programs.
Members of the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron garnered the recognition for managing the best environmental restoration program in the Department of Defense.
The FY06 competition categories included natural resources conservation, cultural resources management, environmental quality, pollution prevention, environmental restoration and environmental planning.
Macroengineering; an environmental restoration management process.
The Brownfields Policy and Practice course he also teaches stresses similar values under the rubric of environmental restoration and infill development practices.
The companion book to the PBS television program of the same name, Edens Lost And Found: How Ordinary Citizens Are Restoring Our Great American Cities is co-authored by Harry Wiland and Dale Bell with Joseph D'Angnese and is an inspirational and instructive guide to environmental restoration projects undertaken by ordinary cities in the cities of Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Chicago, as well as the remarkable work of many individual activists in their pursuit for a stronger, greener urban environment.
It's good business for major companies to actively promote paperless communications, pollution reduction strategies, and environmental restoration programs.
Garbage Angel: Sarah's Story is a thoroughly entertaining work of deftly written contemporary fiction that has threaded through the engaging story an advocacy for environmental restoration and conservation that will have particular appeal for young readers.

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