The Damage Assessment and Restoration program brings together restoration
scientists and managers and a legal team to ensure that natural resource
losses are compensated for and that injured marine resources are restored
after oil spills, toxic releases or ship groundings.Regional
restoration planning complements other tools like conservation, habitat
enhancement and protection and, taken together, provide a comprehensive
solution that will allow us to tackle watershed-wide habitat problems.
The Restoration Center endorses and is active in regional and watershed
restoration planning and implementation. As the Restoration Center
expands its programs and its role in regional and ecosystem restoration,
its goal is to be in a position to conduct broad-scale ecosystem restoration
planning and implementation with its national, regional and local
partners in all important coastal, estuarine and anadromous fish habitats
throughout the United States and its territories.