This course explores the emerging field of landscape restoration, which attempts to find ways to repair and restore the ecological systems and natural landscapes damaged by past human activity and neglect. The many facets of restoration are examined including its historical development, its philosophical foundation, its multidisciplinary nature that borrows from the theoretical and applied sciences, and its varied practical applications. A combination of readings, seminars, invited guests, class presentations, and field trips offers a theoretical knowledge base in this exciting new discipline and practical experience participating at sites of ongoing restoration efforts. Prerequisite: ENVS 1 or NR 1 or permission. Enrollment limit: 25.
Natural Science (NS)
ENVS 1 or NR 1