- "As you know, certain world events, should they occur, trigger what we in S.H.I.E.L.D. call Project Reclamation. This protocol was designed as a black-ops action made only known to the highest-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives. Once initiated, Project Reclamation is conducted through secure communications known as electronic mail. Our agents were instructed to gather you, the selected elite, from a host of nations and bring you here..."
- ―Rick Stoner
Project Reclamation was a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. operation designed to save the selected elite of the mankind in the event of a catastrophic event.
In the 1970s, S.H.I.E.L.D. authorized Project Reclamation, an operation designed to save the selected elite of the mankind in the event of a catastrophic event, spearheaded by General Rick Stoner. He brought some of the era's best technology to the Lighthouse, an underground S.H.I.E.L.D. facility located near Lake Ontario, New York, and left several pre-recorded messages behind for future guests.
The possible cataclysmic events which were imagined while designing the project were a catastrophic meteorological event, a massive nuclear catastrophe and an alien invasion.