WILDLANDANCE               featuring Rainstars Gallery 

Restoring Home, Rocky Mountains and beyond

links to professional organizations

  • Society for Ecological Restoration


  • Ecological Society of America


  • Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance


project examples available online 

(click on buttons below or contact Sylvia Rains Dennis for more information)

  • alpine plant ecology
  • forest biodiversity
  • wetland habitat studies
  • wildlife habitat & monitoring
  • restoration projects
  • biogeography and ecoregional              evaluations, including landscape-level biodiversity & floristic evaluations
  • internships and educational curricula

ideas and moving forward . .

There is so much momentum in conservation-in-practice, biodiversity science, and restoration ecology compared to just a few years ago.  While global change continues at unprecedented rates and scales, as do landscape conversion and ecosystem effects, we have many opportunities to collaborate and contribute to our collective sustainability!  

The following examples offer a few ways to engage:

  1. incorporating indigenous, land-based perspectives as well as systems approaches to ecology, botany, wildlife, and community sustainability
  2. focusing on regenerative approaches to agriculture and ecological forest management, including agricultural ecology and agroforestry methods
  3. diversifying perspectives and understanding cumulative impacts on biodiversity while improving our understanding of unique ecological and cultural contexts