Course description

This course is meant to introduce you to a range of basic techniques for field study. You will learn some basic methodologies commonly used in the field of ecological restoration including:

  • surveying methods
  • vegetation sampling methods
  • soil sampling
  • monitoring techniques
  • documenting field work

As this is a course on field techniques, we will spend a lot of time outdoors, both on campus and at several field locations in the Victoria area.

Course code: ER312A

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.


Semi-distance format requiring attendance on-campus \or five days, plus readings/assignments to be completed before and after the on-campus portion of the course.


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

Next offering

May 2018