Restoration and Rehabilitation Portal

Definition: Restoration - An intentional activity that initiates or accelerates the recovery of an ecosystem's health, integrity and sustainability. Rehabilitation - The activities necessary to repair damage or disturbance caused by wildfire or suppression activity.
(Society for Ecological Restoration / National Wildfire Coordinating Group /Fire Research And Management Exchange System)

Postfire rehabilitation refers to the emergency measures taken to mitigate potentially deleterious effects that can occur immediately after a wildfire. Postfire restoration generally refers to the long-term efforts to restore habitat quality, resilience, and productivity, including activities such as tree planting, noxious weed control, fuel reduction, and riparian restoration.