Land reclamation is the process of converting disturbed land to its former (ecological restoration) or other productive uses. Land reclamation is an interdisciplinary science. It can involve removal of contaminants from soil and water, building soils where they are absent or of poor quality, recontouring topography to reinstate hydrological processes, implementing erosion control measures, creating micro sites to enhance seed germination and seedling establishment and revegetation to appropriate plant species abundance and diversity. 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 train 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.
- Federico Riva, past LRIGS participant and post-doctoral fellow with the Department of Renewable Resources, is featured in the University of Alberta online magazine Folio, with his research into cranberry blue …Read More »
- Alberta Innovates has an opening for a Senior Manager Environmental Remediation and Restoration. To view the posting please click here.Read More »
- Salix Resource Management Ltd. is looking to hire an intermediate environmental consultant and an environmental consultant.Read More »
- Tuesday January 29, 2019 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM MST The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) has launched a new membership category for Students and Emerging Professionals (SEP). SER recognizes …Read More »
- In 2019 we look forward to welcoming new participants to the program. Participants can be studying or conducting research in any area related to land and water reclamation including biological, …Read More »