Rehabilitation

(1) Return of land to a form and productivity that conforms to a prior land use plan, including a stable ecological state that does not contribute substantially to environmental deterioration and is consistent with surrounding aesthetic values. (2) Improving a site to a more desired condition than previously existed, usually as result of a major disturbance. Implies that the land will be returned to a form and productivity in conformity with a prior land use plan, including a stable ecological state that does not contribute substantially to environmental deterioration and is consistent with surrounding aesthetic values. Synonymous with reclamation. [Source: USDA National Plant Materials Manual]

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