Forest Restoration and Sustainable Forestry

Code: ER328
Apply this course towards: Restoration of Natural Systems - Certificate, Restoration of Natural Systems - Diploma

Course description

International organizations, governments and citizen organizations are concerned about the state of global forests, particularly their loss and degradation. The importance of forests in the global carbon cycle—and in mitigating and adapting to climate change—is now widely recognized.

This course aims to present and explore the issues, principles and concepts of forest restoration. It considers elements of sustainable forestry from the perspectives of all the values and services of forest ecosystems. You will be exposed to specific forest restoration strategies and techniques in the classroom and in the field.


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

If you’re not currently enrolled in the Restoration of Natural Systems (RNS) program, including UVic and Letter of Permission students from RRU and TRU, you must obtain approval from the Program Coordinator ( before registering.

To drop a course call 250-472-4747


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

Tuition and Fee Payment:

RNS Diploma students pay $100 of the course tuition upon registration, with the remainder paid via their UVic MyPage account.

RNS Certificate students pay the full course tuition upon registration.

Next offering

June 20-24, 2019

See our 5-year course schedule for more course offerings

Non-refundable Fee Policy



NOTE: NEW Non-Refundable Fee Policy:
Course fees will be fully refundable if you withdraw a minimum of 10 business days* prior to the start date of a course. After that, a non-refundable fee of $50.00 will be charged in addition to the regular UVic fee reduction deadlines listed below:
*A business day is considered an official work day and does not include statutory holidays or weekends.
This non-refundable fee policy will take effect January 1st, 2019.

If you drop the course on the first day - 100% tuition refund
If you drop the course on the second day - 50% tuition refund
If you drop the course on the third day - Withdraw without penalty of failure, no refund
If you drop the course after the third day you will receive an “F” grade, and no refund.

Course withdrawal: students wishing to withdraw from a course—for any reason—must do so by contacting the program office at


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