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Ecological restoration training - Online

The Ecological Restoration certificate is a 150-hour program of five required courses, offered twice per year.

The program provides early-career professionals with the practical skills and knowledge necessary to undertake the most common kinds of Midwestern restorations including revegetation of prairies, wetlands, lakeshores, forests and savannas.

Seasoned practitioners also will benefit from the depth of the content.

Continuing education units (CEUs)

Participants who successfully complete each course will receive 3.0 CEUs and a certificate of completion. One CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education program. A CEU certificate will be sent to each participant after successful completion of each course.

Course descriptions

These courses were developed in partnership with staff from several Minnesota state agencies who identified a critical need to train more restoration professionals to meet the growing demand for these skills.

It is strongly recommended, but not required, that students complete the Site Assessment and Setting Restoration Goals course before taking the other courses in the series, as the site assessment course lays the groundwork for the subsequent courses.


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Funders and partners

Course development funded by

Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). The Trust Fund is a permanent fund constitutionally established by the citizens of Minnesota to assist in the protection, conservation, preservation, and enhancement of the state's air, water, land, fish, wildlife and other natural resources.

Project partners

The Restoring Minnesota Ecological Restoration Training Cooperative courses were developed in partnership with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources.

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