Ecosystem Science & Restoration

Why a Degree in Ecosystem Science & Restoration?

Ecosystem science and restoration is the process of assisting in the repair of degraded forest, grasslands, and rivers, and is the fastest growing area of focus and employment in natural resource science and management.  Students in the program gain the scientific knowledge and management skills necessary to tackle the complex challenges associated with repairing these ecosystems.

This program positions students to work at the interface between science and management, and to assist communities to restore and use their lands to meet the needs of humans and the ecosystems they inhabit.

Sample Occupations

  • Aquatic Ecologist
  • Environmental Restoration Planners
  • Grassland Ecologist
  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Invasive Species Control Specialist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Natural Resource Manager