The Ecological Restoration Training Cooperative (ERTC) provides training opportunities for professionals and community members who would like to advance their restoration skills and knowledge. These opportunities include online courses, webinars, conferences, and a virtual library of restoration resources. The purpose of this training cooperative is to share the best available knowledge from research and practice to support restoration across the Upper Midwest.
ERTC courses offered through Minnesota Extension:
- Site Assessment for Ecological Restoration
- Designing and Using Native Seed Mixes
- Designing, Installing, and Managing Native Plantings
- Monitoring Ecological Restorations
- Vegetation Management for Restored Ecosystems
A Certificate in Ecological Restoration (120 hrs) requires successful completion of the site assessment course, three other courses, including one with a field training session.
The ERTC was established in 2011 by the University of Minnesota in partnership with several State of Minnesota agencies to provide training opportunities for both professionals and community members who would like to advance their restoration skills and knowledge. Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).