Biocultural Restoration

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Biocultural restoration is the science and practice of restoring not only ecosystems, but also human and cultural relationships to place, such that cultures are strengthened and revitalized alongside the lands with which they are inextricably linked. The term has been advanced by author Robin Wall Kimmerer, and her colleagues at State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry.



  • This term has commonly been used to describe restoration of indigenous relationships to traditional lands. It is unclear how using this term to reference the restoration of human an cultural relationships to place among settler communities and their descendants, changes the meaning.