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Ecological Restoration

Ecological Restoration is the process of guiding the recovery of degraded or destroyed ecosystems in agricultural, urban, and mined landscapes and associated waters.  Students in the Ecological Restoration major study ecology, geology, plant science, soil science, and restoration principles.

The curriculum accommodates both in-class and field-based learning designed in conjunction with the Society for Ecological Restoration’s and Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner In-Training program (CERPIT). In addition to attending graduate school, students may find careers as restoration program representatives, landscape ecology technicians, mine rehabilitation specialists, or natural resource managers.