Deep History

  • W. R. JordanIIIEmail author
  • G. M. Lubick
Part of the The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration book series (SPER)


Although the idea of ecocentric restoration is a recent one, having taken shape in the early decades of the past century, it has deep roots. Searching through history we do not find full-blown precedents for ecocentric restoration projects, such as the UW–Madison Arboretum’s Curtis Prairie, which most would accept as a classic example of this form of land management. But we do find many of the elements—what we might call partial precedents—of this idea. And we find them not only in practices related to the care and management of land or ecosystems but also in ideas and practices arising from relationships people have formed with other humans and with their gods.


Land Management Practice Sacred Grove Copernican Revolution Actual Land Management Sustainable Land Management Practice 
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© Island Press 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The New Academy for Nature and CultureWoodstockUSA
  2. 2.Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA

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