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  1. StevenJanssens

    I'm interested to know what happened to the sheep? How was the management changed so they could fit in. Or had they to be removed?

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  2. ALI ASIF CHOWDHURY

    I am breathless and astounded at the sheer wonder of the contents of this video….in the environmental crisis one important aspect is land management to address environmental health….at last i have found a sector that can really do something about climate change and environmental health..here is a sector where people from multiple diverse disciplines,many of which are considered to have no job prospects,can not only find jobs but also contribute to helping the environment thus this sector(landscape architecture)has multiple potential benefits both human and environmental… many thanks to TED and this speaker

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  3. PLANTING DESIGN WORKSHOP - by Earthly Delights

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  4. Jim Snyder

    Thomas: you need to familiarize yourself with TR-55 and urban hydraulic calculations. Urban areas with lawns contribute much more non-point and point pollution to our watersheds. Agriculture is very bad but the ratio is closer to 60:40 with urban on top. Lawns are our 3rd biggest "crop" in the USA. Faulty septic systems also create huge pollution potential. I retired from the agency formerly known as the Soil Conservation Service and a CAD designer, watershed specialist and civil engineer. I farm full time now. 100% pasture based.

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  5. Kate

    I wish we could do this kind of restoration along the Mississippi. I would love to see the River free from levees. But I doubt that would ever happen.

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  6. Trevor Kerber

    This work is amazing. The combination of landscape architecture with civil engineering and conservation biology is so inspiring. The rebuilt island ecological system also reminded me of a much better done Jurassic Park

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  7. Bryce New

    So wowed to discover this is back in my first home, Aotearoa. What a project; what people (regardless of where it is)!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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  8. Darius Bottorff

    Great project! Was monoculture considered within the reforestation of the project? Diversity of plants and trees is crucial as it decreases the chances of diseases spreading

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  9. jo bond

    Hey, you got your facts wrong me new Zealand does have native mammals two bat species rare and one of the smallest in the world. The landowner was he a new zealander or an overseas buyer who pushes our and its our land prices up. As for ecology I suggest you look at the USA it has a terrible look on its environment. Where do I start? The lack of big mammal protection eg bears mountain loins otters Beaver etc. And look at the open coal industry extreme polluting. Now for years new Zealand has been replanting marginal lands wetland area I am not temperate rainforest I'm flood lands extremely productive and yes we understand why our wetlands need protection. You know when you walking near our kauri you injury its feeder roots

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  10. Garden For Nutrition

    Love what you are doing. New Zealand definitely needs this kind of restoration. The only thing I was confused about was the use of fire instead of animals to restart the growth cycle. Would like to see a more in depth explanation of the choice of fire over grazing and trampling animals. You may be right.

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  11. Amelia B

    Trying to figure out what career path I want to take and have been thinking about landscape architecture. The last quote… all areas that are highly interesting to me. Animals, agriculture, the history/culture in general of the region where you’re working, the diversity of projects you potentially can work on, getting to be outside a lot, the artistic aspect to it? A mesh pot of things I love!

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  12. WalkOn Bye

    Burning grassland is wrong. It releases carbon.
    Instead you need to run high intensity cattle.
    Google Alan Savoury to be enlightened.

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