Ecological restoration sits at the intersection of academic ecology and the practice of land stewardship, especially when we look at the challenge and necessity of training the next generation of restorationists. The Land Restoration School explored that intersection by bringing together a range of theoreticians and practitioners in a bold attempt to launch the careers of ambitious and dedicated individuals who will form a community for the future. School founding co-directors Nancy Aten and Dan Collins with school curriculum chair Chris Young will discuss the framework for the eight-to-twelve-week residential academic program in the principles, practice, and planning of ecological restoration for degraded lands; lessons learned in the first year of operation; and investing in big seeds.
Nancy Aten and Dan Collins, Landscapes of Place and Co-Founding Directors of the Land Restoration School; Chris Young, Curriculum Chair of the Land Restoration School, Project Manager of the Urban Ecology Center Institute, Professor of Biology at Alverno College, and Affiliated Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Recorded October 21, 2022.
Nancy Aten and Dan Collins are Co-Founding Directors of the Land Restoration School and together form Landscapes of Place, offering landscape restoration planning and design, ecological restoration, and land stewardship services.
Chris Young is Curriculum Chair of the Land Restoration School as well as Project Manager of the Urban Ecology Center Institute, Professor of Biology at Alverno College, and Affiliated Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with an extensive natural science teaching career in higher education.