Land Reclamation Fundamentals

This course will cov­er con­cepts relat­ed to suc­cess­ful land recla­ma­tion through the effec­tive appli­ca­tion of soil and veg­e­ta­tive sci­ence prin­ci­ples. Top­ics for this course include: Land use, types of dis­tur­bances, reg­u­la­tions gov­ern­ing land recla­ma­tion, soil test­ing, han­dling and stor­age, site prepa­ra­tion, plant com­mu­ni­ty ecol­o­gy, veg­e­ta­tion selec­tion and plant­i­ng, mon­i­tor­ing, and deter­mi­nates of suc­cess with­in recla­ma­tion. This course will also cov­er spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tions such as ero­sion, soil and plant pathogens, amend­ments, and weeds. Basic knowl­edge of soils and veg­e­ta­tion is rec­om­mend­ed, but not required.

Course at a glance
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify natural and anthropogenic disturbances, appropriate soil testing, soil handling and storage requirements, plant communities, and weeds.
  • Describe different types of land use and proper site preparation techniques.
  • Determine appropriate regulations and guidelines governing your site, appropriate reclamation monitoring plans and metrics of success, potential for erosion, and amendment requirements.
  • Utilize plant information for seed selection and planting.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • While there are no prerequisites for this course, basic knowledge of soils and vegetation is recommended for student success.
  • A basic calculator will be required in class for some of the modules.
  • Post-course work may be required.
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

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