The Natural Recovery Planning Zone was a program enacted by the United Earth Government specifically for the restoration of the environment during the Reconstruction Era. Areas that were selected were designated for the purpose of creating arable land and potable water sources. Other efforts were made to clear zones that were known to have high levels of radiation, and other hazardous elements. Due to the intensity of the bombardment during the Zentraedi Holocaust, climate change occured as vast tracts of landmass was decimated and turned into veritible deserts. Major developments by the private sector in agriculture technology helped speed up the recovery of these areas.
However, according to reports by several military patrol personnel, areas outside the Recovery Zone were actually found to be healing by itself, without any aid of technology or other man-made interferance. One of the major areas that recovered quickly in a span of a few years not within the Zone was the Amazon basin in South America.
- It was first mentioned during Episode 28: Reconstruction Blues in Robotech: The Macross Saga.