The author reveals practices used to restore over 1,400 wetlands in 18 states and two Canadian provinces, answering questions asked by the thousands of professionals and landowners who have taken the hands-on wetland restoration workshops he instructs across North America.
Clear, logical step-by-step instructions explain how to design and establish naturally- appearing and functioning wetlands for wildlife and fish habitat, cleaning run off, recharging groundwater, and preventing flooding. Over 650 detailed color drawings and photographs illustrate highly effective and inexpensive techniques for restoring wetlands. Whether your aim is to help wildlife or to carry out a successful mitigation project this book will expertly guide you through the steps required to build a wetland.
"It is a fantastic resource that I can't wait to share with others. This book provides clear explanations of the techniques for successful wetland restoration starting at small scales, but that can be extended to larger projects. With experience building and restoring wetlands spanning decades, Mr. Biebighauser has learned what works and what doesn't. Most importantly, he urges those interested in wetland restoration not to be discouraged by nay-sayers, nor to get too caught up in the semantics of restoration vs. construction, but to get out and build wetlands! Examples of people around the continent doing just that are abundant in this book. It is a valuable companion to Biebighauser's earlier book, and is a must-have resource for anyone wishing to be a practitioner of wetland restoration."
Melissa L. Mullins, Environmental Education Specialist, Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research, Baylor University