Environmental Conservation Reclamation Major – Diploma – Vermilion Campus

Starting with soil

Learn how to reclaim disturbed lands and to minimize impact of industrial activities including oil and gas, mining and forestry.

You'll be work-force ready from our emphasis on the ecology of ecosystems and how to classify, manage, conserve and inventory soils.

When you graduate, you’ll be able to do detailed site assessments on cultivated soils, native grasslands and forests applying reclamation regulations, guidelines and techniques.

You’ll spend considerable time in field labs doing hands-on activities that develop your reclamation skills.

Those employable skills include:
  • identifying common native and introduced plant species within local plant communities.
  • using specialized reclamation field and lab equipment.
  • conducting Phase 1 and 2 site assessments for upstream oil and gas, commercial and industrial settings.
  • applying practical and specialized revegetation technologies
  • using pre-disturbance planning to identify end land use goals
  • using site assessment techniques
  • identifying environmental regulations pertinent to revegetation activities
  • field methods related to wellsite reclamation, pipeline construction, mining and logging operations.
  • managing drilling operations based on regulations and best practices
  • See all the applied skills
Field trips are a chance to interact with government and industry thanks to partnerships that foster student learning. Two examples are Public Lands and the Canadian Land Reclamation Association.

Working field trips will take you to oil and gas facilities, pipelines, forested lands and mines to see current industry practices and technologies as well as to observe reclaimed wellsites, pipelines and other disturbed areas.

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