An assessment of the effectiveness of a long-term ecosystem restoration project in a fynbos shrubland catchment in South Africa.

@article{Fill2017AnAO,
  title={An assessment of the effectiveness of a long-term ecosystem restoration project in a fynbos shrubland catchment in South Africa.},
  author={Jennifer M. Fill and Greg G. Forsyth and Suzaan Kritzinger-Klopper and David C. Le Maitre and Brian W. van Wilgen},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2017},
  volume={185},
  pages={1-10}
}
The long-term effectiveness of ecological restoration projects is seldom reported in the scientific literature. This paper reports on the outcomes of ecosystem restoration following the clearing of alien Pinus plantations and associated alien plant invasions over 13 years from an 8000 ha mountain catchment in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. We examined the goals, methods and costs of management, and the ecological outcomes in terms of reduced alien plant cover and native vegetation… CONTINUE READING
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