EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION
Reclamation, as used here refers, to putting a natural resource to a new
or altered use. Restoration is the return of an ecosystem to a
close approximation of its condition prior to disturbance. Revegetation is
the planting of vegetation in an area where vegetation has been removed.
National Research Council. 1992. Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems: science,
technology, and public policy. National Academy Press. Washington, D.C.,