At Natural Communities, we empower our partners to rebuild resilient ecosystems, so future generations can thrive on a healthy planet.
What do we mean by a “resilient ecosystem?” Think of it like nature's toughness. Ecological resilience is all about how well an ecosystem can handle tough times and come back strong. It's like a superhero power that lets nature deal with challenges, whether they're natural disasters like wildfires and storms, or problems caused by humans like climate change and pollution.
Here are some important things to know about ecological resilience:
Understanding and helping with ecological resilience is super important. It helps us save plants and animals, keeps our water and air clean, and helps us deal with problems like climate change. We do this by taking care of nature, like protecting habitats and helping nature recover. This way, nature can stay strong and provide for us for a long time.
In restoration ecology, we deal with a lot of invasive plants that wreak havoc on our natural habitats. How do we create resilient ecosystems that can fend off invasive species? Stay tuned for our next post where we explain Flywheel Ecology.