Land reclamation is the process of converting disturbed land to its former or other productive uses. Land reclamation is an interdisciplinary science. It can involve contaminant removal from soil and water, building soils, recontouring topography, controlling erosion, creating micro sites for seed germination and seedling establishment, revegetation to appropriate plant species, landscape design, stakeholder engagement and policy development. Land reclamation is guided by regulated procedures, industry best practices and stakeholder interests.
The Land Reclamation International Graduate School
Land reclamation professionals are increasingly in demand. Our growing human population parallels a rapidly degrading arable land base from urban sprawl, soil erosion, resource extraction and industrial development. Thus, one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century is to reclaim disturbed lands around the world to secure the livelihood of future generations. The Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS) helps to meet this challenge.
LRIGS provides collaborative and interdisciplinary training and professional development opportunities to foster highly qualified land reclamation professionals with the education and experience necessary to take on leadership roles in academia, consulting, government and industry. LRIGS is the first school of its kind in Canada and around the world, open to all undergraduate and graduate students and post doctoral fellows engaged in land reclamation or related environmental programs, at the University of Alberta and other post secondary institutions.
- Humans impact everything, including our soil. We remove, mix and compact soil horizons. We add amendments, including waste materials, to replace soil or improve its health. Soils that that have …Read More »
- MSc graduate defense seminar for LRIGS member, Henian Guo, Monday March 4 at 2:00 pm, 150 South Academic Building (SAB). “Methanogenic biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in oil sands tailings.” …Read More »
- Choice Environmental Consulting Group is seeking qualified individuals for: Junior/Intermediate Environmental Consultant Vegetation Management or Environmental TechnicianRead More »