The restoration of critical ecosystems is no longer a nicety. It’s a necessity. Why? Foresters, farmers, and virtually the entire supply chain for many commodity products are experiencing increasing costs and often supply limitations. Those who supply the world’s consumers are aggressively searching globally for supplies, from fiber to fuel and even water; the long-standing models, including geographic operations, are now changing. Behind many of these challenges is a range of issues having to do with conventional growing and harvesting processes, yields they produce, and changes in the availability of soil moisture, fertilizers, and soil nutrients – all of which are important in supporting reliable supplies and affordable prices, at least with existing business and production models.