Course description

The course will examine a selection of ecological restoration projects that will present a range of specific sites. Projects will be reviewed using a variety of criteria including:

  • societal values
  • funding
  • ecosystem structure/function
  • project size and technical difficulty
  • evaluation of success through monitoring

Case studies – geographic distribution

An international selection of case studies will be selected from British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories, United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and South America. The proposed case studies will be selected from a variety of ecosystems:

  • alpine
  • arctic
  • coastline (dunes, estuaries and lagoons)
  • wetlands (bogs, fens and marshes)
  • fresh water (lakes, rivers and streams)
  • marine (foreshore, coral reef, mangrove)
  • grassland (steppe, veld, acidic, calcareous and old-field)
  • deserts (cold and warm)
  • forests (boreal, montane, subalpine, subarctic, tropical and subtropical)

Course code: ER327

How to register

To register, please call the Continuing Studies Registration Desk at 250-472-4747, Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

If you’re not currently enrolled in the Restoration of Natural Systems (RNS) program, you must obtain approval from the Program Coordinator ( before registering.

Credit (diploma) students pay $100 of the course tuition upon registration, with the remainder paid via their UVic MyPage account.

Non-credit (certificate) students pay the full course tuition upon registration.

Additional course details

Course credit

1.5 units at UVic or may be taken on a non-credit basis.


Online Moodle-based format over a 14-week period, requiring approximately 10 hours of coursework per week.


Acceptance to the RNS program or a combination of work and/or education experience equivalent to third-year standing.

Next offering

May 1 to July 31, 2017