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The field of ecological restoration has matured considerably over the last three decades. Restoration of degraded ecosystems has grown from a relatively minor component of natural resource management to a dominant activity in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems across the globe. Worldwide, restoration is now an over three trillion dollar per year activity. As the scope and scale of restoration increases, there is a corresponding need for increased training, technical guidance, and sharing of lessons learned, in order to achieve desired ecological and social benefits.

In 2016, the Society for Ecological Restoration partnered with University of Montana and Ecological Connections to assess growth in US and Canadian academic programs in ecological restoration over the last decade. The June 2016 assessment is available for download here (499 KB).

Since then, the academic program listing has been updated to expand the geographic range and reflect newly established programs.


Aberdeen University
England

MS, Environmental Pollution and Remediation Click Here

ACS Distance Education
Australia

Certificate, Environmental Restoration (online) Click Here

Agricultural Institute ofIceland
Iceland

BS, Forestology, Restoration Ecology and Management Click Here
MS, Forestology, Restoration Ecology and Management Click Here

Anne Arundel Community College
Maryland, USA

Certificate, Ecosystem Restoration Click Here

Auburn University
Alabama, USA

Certificate, Restoration Ecology (online) Click Here

British Colombia Institute of Technology
British Columbia, Canada

BS, Ecological Restoration Click Here
MS, Ecological Restoration Click Here

Butte College
California, USA

Certificate, Ecological Restoration Click Here

Colorado State University
Colorado, USA

BS, Restoration Ecology Click Here
BS, Soil and Crop Sciences, Soil Restoration and Conservation Concentration Click Here
MNRS, Natural Resource Stewardship with Ecological Restoration Specialization Click Here

Cornwall College Group
England

MS, Land and Ecological Restoration Click Here

Cranfield University
England

MS, Land Reclamation and Restoration Click Here

Curtin University
Australia

BS, Environmental Science, Environmental Restoration stream (2019) Click Here

Defiance College
Ohio, USA

BS, Restoration Ecology Click Here

Dimoria College (Affliated with Dibrugarh University)
India

MS, Eco Restoration Click Here

Fleming College (joint with Trent University)
Ontario, Canada

BS, Ecological Restoration Click Here

Florida Atlantic University
Florida, USA

Certificate, Environmental Restoration Click Here

Grand Valley State University
Michigan, USA

BS, Natural Resources Management (Ecological Restoration concentration) Click Here

Humboldt State University
California, USA

BS, Environmental Science and Management, Ecological Restoration Concentration Click Here

Iowa State University
Iowa, USA

BS, Forest, Natural Resource Conservation and Restoration Concentration Click Here

Javeriana University of Bogotá
Colombia

MS, Ecological Restoration Coming Soon

Lakeland College
Alberta, Canada

Diploma, Conservation and Restoration Ecology Click Here
Diploma, Environmental Conservation and Reclamation Click Here

Laurentian University
Ontario, Canada

BS, Restoration Biology Click Here

Lethbridge College
Alberta, Canada

Diploma, Environmental Assessment and Restoration Click Here

Lewis & Clark Community College
Illinois, USA

AS, Restoration Ecology Click Here
Certificate, Restoration Ecology Click Here

Louisiana State University
Louisiana, USA

BS, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Ecological Restoration option Click Here

Loyola University Chicago
Illinois, USA

BS, Environmental Science: Conservation and Restoration Ecology Click Here

Montana State University
Montana, USA

BS, Environmental Science, Land Rehabilitation option Click Here
MS, Land Rehabilitation Click Here

Mount Holyoke College
Massachusetts, USA

BA, Restoration Ecology Click Here

Niagara College
Ontario, Canada

Certificate, Ecosystem Restoration Click Here

North Carolina State University
North Carolina, USA

Certificate, Design and Analysis of Environmental Systems: Watershed Assessment and Restoration Click Here

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, USA

Certificate, Forest Health and Ecological Restoration Click Here

Northland College
Wisconsin, USA

BS, Natural Resources, Ecological Restoration emphasis Click Here

The Ohio State University
Ohio, USA

MS, Ecological Restoration Click Here
PhD, Ecological Restoration Click Here

Oregon State University
Oregon, USA

BS, Forestry, Forest Restoration and Fire option Click Here
BS, Natural Resources, Ecological Restoration option Click Here

Paul Smith's College (College of the Adirondacks)
New York, USA

BS, Ecological Restoration Click Here

Portland State University
Oregon, USA

Certificate, River Restoration Click Here

Saddleback College
California, USA

Certificate, Ecological Restoration Click Here

Simon Fraser University/British Columbia Institute of Technology
British Columbia, Canada

MS, Ecological Restoration Click Here

SUNY ESF
New York, USA

MPs, Environmental Science, Ecosystem, Restoration Click Here
MS, Environmental Science, Ecosystem Restoration Click Here
PhD, Environmental Science, Ecosystem Restoration Click Here

Temple University
Pennsylvania, USA

M. L. Arch, Landscape Architecture, Ecological Landscape Restoration emphasis Click Here

Texas A&M University
Texas, USA

BS, Ecological Restoration Click Here

Tokyo City University
Japan

BS, Department of Restoration Ecology and Built Environment, Ecological Environment Field Click Here

Trent University
Ontario, Canada

BS, Ecological Restoration Click Here

United Nations Land Restoration Training Programme
Iceland

Training, Principles of Ecological Restoration Click Here

Universidad Alcala
Spain

MS, Máster Universitario en Restauración de Ecosistemas Click Here

Universidad Alicante
Spain

MS, Máster Universitario en Gestión y Restauración del Medio Natural Click Here

Universidad Autónoma del Carmen
Campeche, Mexico

MS, Ecological Restoration Click Here

Universidad of Barcelona
Spain

MS, Ecology, Environmental Management, and Restoration Click Here

University of Alberta
Alberta, Canada

Certificate, Land Reclamation Click Here
BS, Land Reclamation Click Here
MS, Land Reclamation and Soil Science Click Here
PhD, Land Reclamation and Soil Science Click Here

University of Antwerp
Belgium

MS, Biology: Biodiversity, Conservation, and Restoration specialization Click Here

University of Arizona
Arizona, USA

BS, Natural Resources, Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands Option Click Here
MS, Natural Resources, Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands Option Click Here
PhD, Natural Resources, Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands Option Click Here

University of California, Davis
California, USA

BS, Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry, Plant Biodiversity/ Restoration specialization Click Here
BS, Environmental Management and Restoration Click Here

University of California, Irvine
California, USA

MCRS, Conservation and Restoration Science Click Here

University of Florida
Florida, USA

Certificate, Ecological Restoration (online option) Click Here
MS, Ecological Restoration, Forest Resources and Conservation (online option) Click Here
PhD, Forest Resources and Conservation, Ecological Restoration concentration Click Here

University of Idaho
Idaho, USA

Certificate, Restoration Ecology Click Here

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Illinois, USA

BS, Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Resource Conservation and Restoration Ecology concentration Click Here

University of Maryland
Maryland, USA

BS, Environmental Science and Policy, Environmental Geosciences and Restoration concentration Click Here

University of Melbourne
Australia

MS, Environment, Conservation and Restoration specialization Click Here

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
Minnesota, USA

Graduate minor, Ecological Restoration Click Here
Certificate, Ecological Restoration Click Here
MS, Environmental Restoration Engineering and Science Click Here

University of Mississippi
Mississippi, USA

MS, Biology, Forest Restoration Ecology Click Here
PhD, Biology, Forest Restoration Ecology Click Here

University of Montana, Missoula
Montana, USA

BS, Ecosystem Science and Restoration, Aquatic Option Click Here
BS, Ecosystem Science and Restoration, Terrestrial Option Click Here

University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Nebraska, USA

BS, Environmental Restoration Science, Lake and Stream option Click Here
BS, Environmental Restoration Science, Soil option Click Here

University of Northern British Columbia
British Columbia, Canada

Certificate, Land Reclamation Click Here

University of São Paulo, ESALQ campus, Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, Laboratório de Ecologia e Restauração Florestal
Brazil

MS, Forest Resources (ecological restoration research) Click Here
PhD, Forest Resources (ecological restoration research) Click Here

University of Tennessee
Tennessee, USA

BS, Forestry, Restoration and Conservation Science concentration Click Here

University of Texas San Antonio
Texas, USA

BS, Environmental, Science, Conservation and Restoration Ecology Area of Study Click Here

University of the Philippines
Philippines

MS, Conservation and Restoration Ecology Click Here

University of Victoria
British Columbia, Canada

Certificate, Ecological Restoration Click Here
Certificate, Restoration of Natural Systems Click Here
Diploma, Restoration of Natural Systems Click Here

University of Washington, Botanic Gardens
Washington, USA

Certificate, Restoration Ecology Click Here

University of Washington, Bothell
Washington, USA

BS, Environmental Studies, Conservation and Restoration Ecology Click Here

University of Washington, Seattle
Washington, USA

BS, Environmental Science and Terrestrial Resource Management, Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture option Click Here

University of Washington, Tacoma
Washington, USA

Certificate, Restoration EcologyClick Here

University of Waterloo
Ontario, Canada

Diploma, Ecological Restoration and Rehabilitation Click Here

University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin, USA

BS, Landscape Studies, Ecological Restoration track Click Here
MS, Landscape Architecture, Restoration Ecology and Ecological Design Click Here

University of Wisconsin
Stevens Point, USA

BS, Forestry Ecosystem Restoration and Management Click Here

University of Wyoming
Wyoming, USA

Certificate, Reclamation/ Restoration Ecology Click Here

Utah State University
Utah, USA

BS, Conservation and Restoration Ecology Click Here

Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand

Diploma, Ecological Restoration Click Here
MS, Ecological Restoration Click Here
PhD, Ecological Restoration Click Here

Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Poland

MS, Environmental Protection: Restoration and Management of Environment Click Here


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