Traditional Systems of Land and Resource Management

PART OF: Restoration of Natural Systems - Certificate, Restoration of Natural Systems - Diploma

Course description

This course examines the systems of land and resource management traditionally practiced by Indigenous Peoples and the effects of these systems within the environment. Specifically, we’ll explore the role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)—also called local knowledge—in documenting and understanding the complexity of ecosystems, and consider the contributions of TEK and traditional land management to ecosystem maintenance and restoration.

The course will also address the question of how traditional land and resource management strategies can be incorporated into resource management programs, including ecological restoration.

Course code: ER326

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 for 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

November 11 to 15, 2017