The Ecological Restoration minor allows students in related majors to gain knowledge of the science and art of restoring ecosystems. This background is especially valuable to students who will be working in the various natural resource management fields. Since the prevalence of damaged, degraded or destroyed ecosystems is likely to increase in the future, restoration will be imperative for transforming these lands to once again provide ecosystem services.

Students are required to take NR 479: Restoration Case Studies, which includes a required field trip one week prior to the first day of the fall semester.

To get more information about this minor or to officially declare it, please visit warnercnr.colostate.edu/frs/undergraduate-program/advising/ to make an appointment with an advisor.

Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department
Forestry Building, Office 123
970.491.6911

Effective Spring 2013

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Plan of Study Grid
Second YearCredits
NR 300Biological Diversity3
RS 300Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship3
 Total Credits6
Third Year
BSPM 308Ecology and Management of Weeds3
Select two courses from the following:6
Forest Ecology 
Silviculture 
Principles of Wildlife Management 
Ecology of Landscapes 
Forest Vegetation Management 
Sustainable Watersheds 
F 324Fire Effects and Adaptations3
 Total Credits12
Fourth Year
NR 479Restoration Case Studies2
RS 478Ecological Restoration3
 Total Credits5
 Total Credits23