Ecosystem Management

     Ecosystem management is a process that aims to conserve major ecological services and restore natural resources while meeting the socioeconomic, political and cultural needs of current and future generations.The principal objective of ecosystem management is the efficient maintenance, and ethical use of natural resources.It is a multifaceted and holistic approach which requires a significant change in how the natural and human environments are identified. 

Merry Lea has aimed to conserve the ecosystems in their 1,189 acres through wetland, prairie, and savanna restorations, as well as sustainable agriculture. A vigorous educational program interprets the significant biological and geological features.

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