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 Reclamation, Environment & Conservation program at UW-Platteville learn practical skills through service-learning projects and research. The Fire and Water Lab is our teaching and research lab, where students research ways to restore and manage degraded lands in Wisconsin.

To learn more about the Reclamation, Environment & Conservation programs, review the checksheets for the biological emphasis, chemical emphasis, and physical emphasis.