Nature Must Do the Heavy Lifting in Restoration

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: @LarryLLapin

California lawns may contain as many as twenty different varieties of grass. That makes for sustainable turf that looks good in all seasons and lasts a long time. This suggests an approach that might be taken by restorers of wild lands after a giant fire or killer drought. Why not prepare kits containing seeds for all known species of plant life that may have been endemic to the region under rejuvenation?

That would involve planting them all and letting Nature take its course. Life forms would sort things out as the newly planted adapt to particular micro-environments favoring certain plants and other biota. Areas would undergo distinct mini-evolution as niches form and life adjusts.

That is the approach taken by restorers of life following the giant meteor damage to our planet, as told in my book, Adam’s Tiger. There are far too few people to manage it all.

Even today, forests are in continuing states of flux, with dominant species shifting over time as climates change and fires leave scars. It would be impossible to dictate an ideal forest environment for all time. The restorers in my books treat forests like golf course turf, planting some of all species. They will let Nature do the optimizing. That general approach might work well in bring fish back to the Amazon Basin, where a dozen species would be released in one tributary, with totally different water dwellers planted in another. Big fish predators would be confined to the main rivers, and the restorers could leave the ultimate mixing of species to Nature.

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Book III of Adam’s Chronicles moves 500 years into the future. Planet Earth is still recovering from a disastrous meteor impact. The centuries-long effort to bring back animals and plants—and mankind itself—is nearing its conclusion.

Humans make a small footprint in this renewed world, though ecological disaster is expected from explosive population growth. Changes are in the works, troubles are brewing, and Adam Boatwright worries about the future.

The long-lived geneticist vows to discourage mankind from again ruining the planet. He also takes on a new goal: to make life more robust while improving the platform for future evolution. In doing so, he would bring back animals driven to extinction by early humans, starting with woolly mammoths and saber-toothed cats.

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The Adam’s Chronicles Series

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Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.


All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

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