Journal article

Integrating diverse social and ecological motivations to achieve landscape restoration

Sacha Jellinek, Kerrie A Wilson, Valerie Hagger, Laura Mumaw, Benjamin Cooke, Angela M Guerrero, Todd E Erickson, Tara Zamin, Pawel Waryszak, Rachel J Standish

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Landscape‐scale restoration requires stakeholder collaboration and recognition of diverse social and ecological motivations to achieve multiple benefits. Yet few landscape restoration projects have set and achieved shared social and ecological goals. Mechanisms to integrate social and ecological motivations will differ in different landscapes. We provide examples from urban, agricultural, and mined landscapes to highlight how integration can achieve multiple benefits and help incentivize restoration. Better communication of ecological and especially social benefits of restoration could increase motivation. Social and economic incentives from carbon markets are evident in agricultural landsca..

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