GEP 331

Restoration and Society

This capstone course focuses on the ideas and theories behind environmental restoration work and asks some critical questions about the field: where did the idea of restoration come from? What are the goals of environmental restorations, and how do you know if a project is meeting those goals? What do we mean by the terms "wilderness", "native", "diversity", and so forth? Do environmental mitigation projects really work? We will also look at several specific case studies through the semester.

Seniors and Graduate students only, consent of instructor.