Diversity by Design Habitat Restoration Guidelines

Habitat Restoration Guidelines
South Coast Conservation Program
2013 - 2014

Diamond Head Consulting was hired by the South Coast Conservation Program (SCCP) to develop a guide, entitled “Diversity by Design”, to help plan, implement and monitor habitat restoration projects. The guide takes a multi-species approach to restoration, with a focus on species at risk. DHC developed separate modules for three ecosystem types: wetlands, stream/riparian, and forest. The modules explain important concepts and best practices for restoration; successful restoration projects from around the region are showcased to demonstrate important principles. This work contributes to the SCCP’s educational mandate to assist stakeholders, including government, conservation groups, land use interests and local communities, to conserve species and ecological communities at risk.