Restoring New York City
Proposals for Improving Ecological and Human Health
Edited by Dr. James A. Danoff-Burg
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University

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Bayside Acacia Cemetery
Central Park's North End
East River Oyster Beds
Fresh Creek Marshland
Governors Island
Harlem River Yards
Inwood Forests
Inwood Marsh & Nature Center
Manhattan Forests
Manhattan Marsh Re-creation
Manhattan Maritime Holly Forest
Northern Manhattan Forests
Operation Renovo Gardens
Rockaway Beach
Time Capsule NYC
West Harlem Marshlands

Project Listing by Ecosystem

This website has 16 proposals for potential restoration ecology projects, all of which are located within the political boundaries of New York City. All proposals are offered freely for use and implementation - we wish for these ideas to be implemented and the concepts that they contain popularized. 


The proposals were created as part of a graduate seminar entitled Restoration and Urban Ecology of New York City offered by the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, taught by James Danoff-Burg. These proposals were all created so as to have an ecosystem level focus, so they are not geared towards restoring a single species. All detail the historical and current conservation issues present at that site and also contextualize the ideas within the most current and relevant theories of restoration ecology.

The ideas are the authors' own, with some minor editorial input by Danoff-Burg. If you would like to contact the author, please send an email to jd363 @ columbia . edu (but without the spaces) and your email will be forwarded to the author.

Thank you for your concern and interest in Restoring New York City.

Last Updated by James Danoff-Burg, 20 Dec 06