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Vast areas of Earth have been degraded by human activity...

We are building Ecosystem Restoration Camps to restore these lands to ecological health and vitality.

Together We Can Restore the Earth

We are a growing, grassroots movement of everyday people dedicated to restoring degraded land.

We have big plans for 2019 and beyond as Ecosystem Restoration Camps grows into a global movement

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We have the knowledge, tools, and experience to restore degraded landscapes on a global scale.

Ecosystem Restoration Camps is a movement to apply this knowledge through direct action in order to reverse ecological destruction and create a healthy future for our planet.

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Loess Plateau Restoration (Drag slider across image to see before/after) 
Before: September 1995  After: September 2009

To learn more about the Loess Plateau Restoration, check out the documentary Green Gold, created by Ecosystem Restoration Camps Founder John D. Liu

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Who we are and What we do:

Ecosystem Restoration Camps is a non-profit organisation founded by a movement of people who wanted an action-based solution to address accelerating climate change.  The camps are a practical, hands on way to restore land degraded by humans.  Our mission is to work with local communities and build camps that transform degraded landscapes into lush, abundant, life-giving ecosystems.  We are committed to preserving our planet for future generations.

Ecosystem Restoration Camps are hubs of restoration activity where campers can work together with the local community to actively implement restoration strategies while learning restoration techniques that can be applied in other areas.

We envision a global network of Ecosystem Restoration Camps supporting the emergence of fully-functional, peaceful, abundant, biologically diverse Earth brought about through cooperative efforts for the ecological restoration of degraded lands.  Read more in Our Vision…

Our Restoration Work Has an Impact

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Healthy Soil & Planet

Returning fertility to the soil. Growing regenerative food, providing clean drinking water, and restoring biodiversity in plants, animals and insects.

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Human Harmony

Restoration of the human spirit. Reconnecting with each other, ourselves, and the planet. An end to conflict over resource scarcity.

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Learn, Teach, Lead

Opportunity for learning restoration skills. Sharing knowledge to expand our impact. Empowering citizens in local communities.

Support Ecosystem Restoration Camps

You can support ecosystem restoration camps by becoming a member, volunteering, and more!

‘We have the ability to act individually and collectively to mitigate and adapt climate change”

– John D Liu, Founder of Ecosystem Restoration Camps

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Camp Altiplano is the first Ecosystem Restoration Camp.  Founded in 2017, Camp Altiplano has already created a significant restoration impact in the Murcia region of south Eastern of Spain.  Learn more about Camp Altiplano

Events and Announcements:

July 11, 2019

Camp Altiplano Update – June

With planting season well and truly behind us, this Spring the focus at Camp Altiplano has been on getting as much of the camp build finished as possible. In April we were excited to host a crew of eight Dutch […]
February 27, 2019

Patagonia Collaboration with Camp Altiplano and AlVelAl Farms

Our ambitions extend well beyond the restoration of our five hectares to support the regional restoration efforts taking place in Murcia and Andalusia. Part of Ecosystem Restoration Camps’ mission is to connect degraded land with people motivated to learn and […]
January 31, 2019

Membership Multiplier Campaign Update

Back in November 2018 we launched a new campaign aimed at increasing our membership base from around 400 to at least 2000 members by the end of 2019. The reason for this is simple – more members of Ecosystem Restoration […]

Ecosystem Restoration Camps Advisory Council

John D. Liu
Chair – Visiting Research Fellow NIOO

Tim Harland
Publisher – Permaculture Magazine

Madde Harland
Publisher – Permaculture Magazine

Ben Falk
Founder – Whole Systems Design

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