My world is to have a tiny island that will periodically be inhabited by a person or small group of people. By tiny I'm using a fuzzy yardstick: 1-50 hectares. When people are here, they will be conducting basic bushcraft and foraging. But at this scale, felling even a few trees would be a major pull on the local ecology. And this is the constraint we need to work with: people will come and they will chop stuff down. It's not permanent though, there are periods when the island is uninhabited: they stay no longer than a week at a time, a few times per year.
But, all is not lost. Everything else, short of magic, can be brought to bear on the situation. I doubt nature alone can handle this, so solutions involving genetic modification are in scope.
QuestionWhat kind of scientific methods and/or land management techniques would allow a tiny island to recover quickly from periodic spikes in resource extraction?
**Note:** Budget and pre-planning timeframe is unlimited. All that matters is that after enough time and money have been thrown at the problem, the result is a very robust tiny island.