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Resource Conservation & Restoration Ecology

Resource Conservation & Restoration Ecology

The concentration introduces students to the fundamental properties and practices that should guide management and restoration. Students will work on solutions to some of the greatest environmental challenges involving the restoration and management of soil, watershed, wetland, forest and prairie ecosystems.
  • Prepares students for a career as a soil conservationist, conservation biologist or officer, forest ecologist, wetland consultant and other natural resources careers.
  • Specific courses required include Restoration Ecology (NRES 420) and courses in plant identification, watershed science, soil and environmental sciences, ecology, geographic information systems, and quantitative methods.
  • The Resource Conservation and Restoration Ecology concentration allows students to choose coursework to prepare them for certification as a Professional Soil Scientist/Classifier, Environmental Professional Intern (EPI), Certified Forester, or other specific credential.

Career Opportunity: District Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Andy Brantner
Andy Brantner A district conservationist provides technical assistance to landowners and agricultural producers implementing conservation practices on their land. Read more
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