Opportunities and Links

Work At The REL

A core mission of the REL is providing opportunities for CSU undergraduate students to get hands on experience in the field of restoration ecology through paid work, internships, and independent study projects.  Hiring for the undergrad lab/field crew typically occurs at the beginning of fall term and again in late spring.  However, interested students are encouraged to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at any time to inquire about future opportunities or other ways to get involved in restoration ecology at CSU.

Student lab/field crew members work part time during the school year, with potential for full time employment over summer. The student lab/field crew members support our restoration ecology research projects in all ways, including processing of soil and plant samples, maintenance of greenhouse experiments, dish-washing, data entry, plant identification, fieldwork, and other tasks as needed. Applicants must be CSU students and must display an interest in restoration ecology and natural resource research.

Buff ecology crew, Fort McCoy Wisconsin, 2009

Links and Resources

Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Habitat Research

Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at CSU

U.S. Bureau of Land Management - White River Field Office

U.S. Forest Service - Pawnee National Grassland

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers


Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station

Colorado Parks and Wildlife


Exxon-Mobile / XTO Energy

Shell Oil Company

US Bureau of Land Management

US Forest Service

US National Park Service

Restoration organizations

Colorado State Forest Service Volunteer Program

Ecological Society of America

High Altitude Revegetation

Rangeland Ecology Club at CSU

Society for Ecological Restoration - CSU Student Guild

Society for Ecological Restoration - Central Rockies Chapter

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers