Reclamation

(1) Restoration of a site or resource to a desired condition to achieve management objectives or stated goals. (2) The construction of plant, soil, and topographic conditions, after disturbance, which permits the disturbed site to function adequately within its ecosystem. However, the constructed conditions may not be identical to predisturbance conditions. (3) The process of reconverting disturbed lands to their former uses or other productive uses. [Source: USDA National Plant Materials Manual]

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