Reclamation, Environment and Conservation

Tour of mining reclamation in western Virginia

What is Reclamation?

Reclamation is the practice of restoration and management of lands disturbed in the process of utilizing the earth's natural resources. As such, reclamation is a distinct profession. Although a large part of reclamation involves restoration of highly disturbed lands, a significant portion deals with natural landscapes, agricultural lands, industrial and urban lands, as well as wetlands.

Students in the program learn practical skills through service learning projects and research. For more details visit Fire and Water Lab: researching ways to restore and reclaim degraded lands.

Reclamation, Environment and Conservation

Contact Information

Dr. Yari Johnson
Tel: 608.342.7332
Website: Fire and Water Lab

Prospective students will find our program fact sheet to be very informative. Current and prospective students can use our major checksheets (biology, chemistry, physical) to better understand our curriculum and map out their course plan.