Ecological Management and Restoration

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Learn how to manage and restore wild and rangeland plant communities by gaining an understanding of how natural and managed ecosystems function, interact and connect with human society and social change.

This major is designed for students who are interested in understanding how to manage and restore wildland and rangeland plant communities. Courses are selected to provide an interdisciplinary background that encompasses ecology, applied plant biology, and the social sciences. Students will acquire a core understanding of natural and managed ecosystems and how they function, interact with the natural environment, are connected with human society and social change, and are restored and managed.

The program

The curriculum provides depth in the ecological and botanical sciences directed toward an integrated understanding of how communities and ecosystems function and how this knowledge can assist in their management and restoration. Courses in environmental policy and law expose the students to the social drivers and constraints of ecosystem management. All students gain practical experience through practical field courses and a required internship. Students may also pursue an Honors thesis in their senior year

Career options

  • Agribusiness
  • Consultant
  • Educator
  • Environmental Planner
  • Farm Manager
  • Forester/Forest  Service Technician
  • International Developer
  • Journalist
  • Naturalist/Outdoor Education Specialist
  • Park Manager
  • Rangeland Manager
  • Soil Consultant

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