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Crew having fun on the Shortgrass Steppe. Hat's required!

Ecological restoration is the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed. Restoration ecology is the science upon which the practice of ecological restoration is based. Restoration ecology ideally provides clear concepts, models, methodologies and tools for practitioners in support of their practice.

REL In The News

~ Congratulations to the REL Spring 2015 Graduate! Sasha Victor earned her M.S. in Ecology and now works as a Biological Technician in the University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab....READ MORE
REL Spotlight

Tim Hoelzle worked at the REL during both his undergrad and graduate degrees at CSU.  His MS degree working on restoration in the Piceance basin was so complex it caused his hair to retreat from the middle of his back to above his ears by the time he graduated.  Read more about Tim's REL career here.

Preston Brown was on the REL Lab/Field crew for two years while completing his undergraduate studies.  When he wasn't climbing mountains or taking kids on nature walks, he was the fastest seed siever around the lab.  Read more about Preston's REL experience here.

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   Now you can make a tax-deductible gift to directly support the Restoration Ecology Lab. In addition to developing innovative restoration techniques and training graduate students, the REL employs a small army of CSU undergraduate students to assist on all aspects of our research, providing critical hands on experience working alongside professors, technicians, and other students.
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