Undergraduate Certificate in Restoration Ecology
Managing rangeland, forest and riparian ecosystems often requires tools and methods to restore ecological function and improve ecosystem health and condition. Many ecosystems experience disturbances including wild fire, weed invasion, cultivation and overgrazing. A Certificate in Restoration Ecology provides students with a strong understanding of soil and plant ecology and an overview of tools to manage and restore ecosystems. The certificate requires a total of 16 credits.
Core Certification Requirements (13 credits):
- REM 280* Introduction to Wildland Restoration (2 cr)
- REM 440* Wildland Restoration Ecology (3 cr)
- REM 459* Rangeland Ecology (2 cr)
- REM 221*/FOR 221 Ecology (3 cr)
- SOIL 205 The Soil Ecosystem (3 cr)
Plus, one of the following (3 cr):
- FOR 324 Forest Regeneration (3 cr)
- FOR 326 Fire Ecology and Management (3 cr)
- LARC 480 The Resilient Landscape (3 cr)
- PLSC 338 Weed Control (3 cr)
- PLSC J410 Invasive Plant Biology (3 cr)
- REM 429 Landscape Ecology (3 cr)
- REM 450 Global Environmental Change (3 cr)
- Soil 438 Pesticides in the Environment (3 cr)
- Soil 454 Pedology (3 cr)
- WLF 440* Conservation Biology (3 cr)
*Courses are available online.
Please consult with an advisor; some courses have pre-requisites.
Students majoring in Ecology & Conservation Biology or Rangeland Ecology & Management can add a restoration certificate by carefully selecting their restricted electives and taking just one extra class: REM 280 Introduction to Wildland Restoration. Other majors may be able to pursue the certificate with as few as four additional credits.