Ecosystem Restoration Institute
Ecosystem restoration science uses the best approaches and tools of ecological science and engineering to anticipate problems and employ natural processes to solve them. It seeks to repair and manage natural ecosystems so they can continue to sustain humans and the resources upon which humans depend.
Located within this watershed, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is uniquely poised to take the leadership role in partnering with other University of Maryland campuses, Federal and State agencies, non-profit organizations, and private companies to advance the science and practice of watershed restoration. In combining the strengths and resources of various groups, UMCES can provide the knowledge, tools, and workforce to meet the growing national need to solve difficult environmental problems at watershed scales.