Earth Partnership for School

WOODLAND RESTORATION INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP > HOW TO RESTORE WOODLAND AT YOUR SCHOOL > STUDY THE SITE

The first steps in the restoration planning process involve mapping and investigating your site. Through gathering and mapping information about the environmental, biological, and cultural (human-related) characteristics of your schoolyard, you will be able to make informed decisions about where to locate your restoration site and which woodland communities are suitable for your site conditions. Use the following activities to investigate and map your site:

 

Site Investigations of Environmental Factors:

Begin by Mapping Your Site. Then research the soil, topography, and microclimate.

Soil

Topography

Microclimate

 

Examine the biological and cultural factors that affect your site:

Biological Factors

Cultural Factors