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WLR students Hank Stein and Natasha Boote win Irene Evers Research Scholarships

Volunteers work on restoring Rock Creek - KPAX-TV

Volunteers begin transforming Rock Creek - Clark Fork land back to prairie - The Missoulian

Wildland Restoration AY 2013-2014 and later curriculum sheets are now available


Joshua Diede
Joseph Dysthe
David Fulton-Beale
Tatiana Kelley
Jennifer Reeder
Katharine Sampson
Leighton King
Natasha Boote


Bachelor of Science in Ecological Restoration

The Ecological Restoration major provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to work in the area of ecological restoration. Ecological restoration is the fastest growing area of focus and employment in natural resource management. Students completing a major in Ecological Restoration at The University of Montana will be qualified to work in a number of fields concentrating on restoration or ecologically-based management of forest, grassland, riverine, and riparian ecosystems in both the private and public sector. The curriculum is also designed to prepare students for entry into graduate school for those who wish to pursue a higher education.

The University of Montana is ideally situated to offer an undergraduate major in Ecological Restoration. Montana possesses a great diversity of forest, grassland, and aquatic ecosystems. These ecosystems include some of the most pristine in the world as well as many that have been degraded or altered by biological invasions and/or years of natural resource extraction and fire exclusion. These ecosystems provide exceptional outdoor laboratories for experiential learning to prepare students to work in the field of restoration ecology locally, nationally, and abroad. Furthermore, faculty teaching courses supporting this major are active researchers in the area of ecological restoration.