US Army Corps of Engineers
Norfolk District

Ecosystem Restoration

As one of the primary missions of the Norfolk District's Civil Works program, the District performs ecosystem restoration activities to restore significant ecosystem function, structure and dynamic processes that have been degraded.

Ecosystem restoration efforts involve a comprehensive examination of the problems contributing to the system degradation, and the development of alternative means for their solution. The intent of restoration is to partially or fully reestablish the attributes of a naturalistic, functioning, and self-regulating system.