REN R 495 Land Reclamation
Principles, practices and philosophy of reclamation of degraded lands. Topics include types of land disturbances and regulations governing their reclamation, site preparation, soil reclamation and remediation, revegetation, seed mix design, planting methods, plant species selection, monitoring, determining success, plant community ecology and change, bioengineering, phytoremediation, vegetative reclamation and ecological restoration. Team based land reclamation project required.
Should be taken in students’ last year as the Capstone Course for the Land Reclamation Major.
6 credits, winter term.
Prerequisites: 90 university credits including introductory courses in soil science, hydrology, ecology and vegetation science; and ENCS 307 or equivalent; and 3 credits in vegetation science at the 300 or 400 level (e.g. botany, forestry, plant ecology, plant resources, plant science, range science, weed science); and 6 credits in soil science at the 300 or 400 level.
Prerequisites or corequisites: 3 credits in vegetation science at the 300 or 400 level; and 3 credits in soil science at the 300 or 400 level; and REN R 482 or ENCS 455; ENCS 406 recommended.
REN R 595 Advanced Land Reclamation
Examination and discussion of current topics in land reclamation, ecological restoration, revegetation and remediation of degraded lands. Topics cover vegetation and soil responses to disturbance and development of reclaimed (eco)systems through anthropogenic methods and natural recovery.
3 credits, winter term.
Prerequisite: consent of department.