Conservation and Restoration Ecology Major – Diploma – Vermilion Campus

Because ecosystems matter

Conserving a critical habitat for an endangered species or restoring a wetland are two examples of how you will make a difference as a graduate of the conservation and restoration ecology (CARE) major.

Ecosystems are at the heart of CARE.

You start by learning about plants, animals, water and soils. As you understand what lives, eats, grows and sleeps in a particular ecosystem, you will be able to use best practices and land management techniques to renew and restore anything from grasslands to a forest.

In field labs, you’ll gain applied skills as you:
  • discover local ecosystems
  • learn to identify plants and animals
  • classify wetland and grassland communities
  • perform health and classification assessments on agriculture and industrial lands, wetlands, riparian areas, forests and grasslands