Conservation and Restoration Ecology Major – Diploma – Vermilion Campus

Applied Skills in CARE

You'll master a minimum of 30 applied skills while you're in the CARE program.
  • Plant Identification and Keying
  • Restoration Techniques
  • Ecological Inventories
  • Weed Management Techniques
  • Soil Classification    
  • Soil Reclamation Strategies
  • Ecological Field Sampling
  • Weed Identification
  • Air Photo Interpretation
  • Map Reading
  • Aquatic Sampling
  • Cumulative Effects Assessments
  • Data Collection Techniques
  • Spreadsheet Writing
  • Report Writing
  • Mammal, Bird, and Amphibian Identification
  • Wetland Restoration Practices
  • Terrestrial and Aquatic Habitat Classification 
  • Range and Riparian Health Inventories
  • Riparian Health Assessments
  • Soil Conservation and Erosion Control Techniques  
  • Forest Measurement Techniques
  • Ecosystem Management Strategies
  • Urban Conservation Planning
  • Arc View GIS
  • Land Use Planning Techniques
  • Environmental Field Reports
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Database Use
  • Statistical Literacy
  • Technical Writing


Working as a terrestrial vegetation technologist at Matrix Solutions, Ben credits his success to Lakeland: "The faculty truly have their courses dialed into what employers are looking for."
Ben Steele
Class of 2012

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