E-Newsletter: Summer 2015
New Master of Science in Ecological Restoration Approved
A Master of Science in Ecological Restoration has been approved by the BC Minister of Advanced Education! This new opportunity to further your education in ecological restoration is a joint program between Simon Fraser University and the BC Institute of Technology. Applications are still being accepted for fall 2015 intake.
Reclamation Bucket List
While definitions of reclamation and restoration have been developed (SER defines ecological restoration as the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed
), when asked for details about what reclamation and restoration professionals actually do, the question is not always succinctly answered. A great resource for understanding the basics of ecological restoration is the SER International Primer on Ecological Restoration
The University of Alberta Land Reclamation International Graduate School
(LRIGS), funded by the CREATE program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, has also developed a new tool for outlining what land reclamation professionals do. LRIGS students, fellows, researchers and governance committee members have developed a land reclamation bucket list. This is a list of activities in which those engaging in land reclamation work are likely to participate or activities they may wish to pursue to broaden their experiences and perspectives.
The bucket list is a tool that they hope you find useful. If you are considering beginning a career in land reclamation, they want to help you with your decision, by telling you what you might encounter in your studies and on the job. If you are a professional new to the field, the list might help you map out goals for your career. For long time professionals, the list may suggest possible challenges you have not previously considered.
Do you have feedback on the bucket list? Did you notice anything missing? Please send your feedback to email@example.com
. LRIGS would appreciate hearing from you.
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Comox Valley Record, June 17, 2015 -
Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association win award - Link
The Province, June 13, 2015
- Volunteers put the final touches to salmon habitat restoration in North Vancouver - Link
Sarnia Observer, June 12, 2015 -
Habitat restoration project planned for Enbridge solar farm - Link
SER-WC, June 8, 2015 - Restoration and the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative - Link
The Watershed Observer, Spring & Summer 2015
- Restorative solutions in Netley-Libau Marsh - Link
University of Saskatchewan News, May 22, 2015 -
$1.8 million awarded for new mine reclamation research facility - Link
Various Articles, May 2015
- Restoration of woodland caribou habitat is key - Link
Science, May 8, 2015 -
New paper published: Committing to Ecological Restoration - Link
Read more regional restoration news on our website
upcoming events, including opportunities to volunteer with local restoration projects