Land Reclamation International Graduate School

What is Land Reclamation?

Land reclamation is an integrated approach to converting disturbed land to its original state (ecological restoration) or to an alternative state with a different end use.


The Land Reclamation International Graduate School

Land reclamation professionals are increasingly in demand. Our escalating human population parallels a rapidly degrading arable land base caused by urban sprawl, soil erosion, resource extraction and industrial development. Thus, one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century is to reclaim disturbed lands around the world to secure the livelihood of future generations. The Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS) helps to meet this challenge.


LRIGS provides interdisciplinary and international training to create highly qualified land reclamation professionals with the education and experience necessary to take on leadership roles in academia, consulting, government and industry.


LRIGS is the first graduate school of its kind in Canada and around the world.



Help Fund LRIGS

To make a contribution to LRIGS, please click on the following "Make a Gift" button. You will be taken to a donations page for the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences. Be sure to direct your donation to "An area not listed (please fill out the information in the next section)". Next, click on the "+" symbol for the "Would you like to direct your gift to an area not listed" question and, in the space that appears write "LRIGS" or "Land Reclamation International Graduate School".


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