Diane Husic, a board of directors member at Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge, Slatington, updated the public on many of the things that have been accomplished in the past 10 years.
The land in the Gap was purchased in 2002 and by the following year restoration with warm season grasses was begun.
Eighty years of zinc smelting in Palmerton left the mountain dry, windswept and bare.
Ecological restoration is the intentional process of assisting the recovery of degraded landscape. It enhances biodiversity and attempts to return it back to what it was.