Ecological Restoration Information
Reclaiming, Restoring, Repairing the planet, from the ground up
"Here is the means to end the great extinction spasm. The next century will, I believe, be the era of
restoration in ecology"
--E. O. Wilson, 1992
Ecological restoration is the task of repairing damaged ecosystems, including rivers, wetlands, forests, meadows, rangelands, woodlands, and alpine areas. This process requires the marriage of skills in both ecology (including conservation biology) and plant materials (including horticulture), as well as soils, hydrology, and policy. Programs include training in a wide range of applicable environmental courses, lectures by leading restoration scientists and practitioners, field experiences, and internships at real-world sites.
Here is a chance to become a part of the biggest change in our relationship to the land in the last 200 years.
Restorationists are currently in high demand in:
- Private sector - native plant nurseries, consultancy firms, independent restoration contractors
- Government - National Parks Service, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management
- Conservation organizations - The Nature Conservancy, Audubon, Ducks Unlimited
UC Davis offers both an Ecological Restoration Option in the EHUF major and a minor in Landscape Restoration. Also, graduate degrees in Restoration Ecology at both the master's and doctor's level.
Marsh Restoration, Vancouver Island
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