A Restoration Ecologist gets to work both in the office and out in the field. They determine what needs clients have in terms of restoration, prepare native habitat designs and reports, and work with seeds and plants to create the perfect mixture for a site. They are experts in California habitats and creatures.


There are many college majors that apply to the position of Restoration Ecologist. Some of them are:

Environmental and Resource Sciences

As Earth’s human population increases, so, too, do the environmental stresses and pressures associated with humanity. Air, water and landscape pollution; the depletion of finite natural resources such as fossil fuels; the destruction of pristine wild environments: all are of concern to scientists and, increasingly, to the general public. Environmental and resource scientists study current problems to understand patterns of resource use and misuse. They draw from all disciplines of the natural sciences to find new ways to manage and decrease the impact our activities have on the environment.

Environmental Biology and Management

Do you consider yourself an environmentalist? Do you want to influence the ways in which our air, water, land and other natural resources are used and conserved? In this program, you will study the scientific basis for environmental decision-making, as well as the legal, economic and political issues involved in both national and international environmental issues. You’ll work closely with top researchers in ecology and environmental sciences, gaining the knowledge you need to help make a difference in environmental preservation.
Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry – Horticulture majors study the ways that plants improve our everyday lives. Plants play many roles in human environments. In addition to beautifying indoor and outdoor areas, they control erosion, reduce energy and water consumption, and revegetate and restore destroyed landscapes.

Plant Biology

Plants are important to humanity for food, environmental enhancement and personal enjoyment. Plants are also the foundations of healthy ecosystems from the Arctic to the tropics. As a plant biology major, you’ll study the structure and function of plants as living organisms, from the cellular and molecular to the ecological level. You may customize the major to suit your own goals, and you’ll learn from some of the most widely acclaimed plant biologists working today.
Soil and Water Science – The preservation of our soil and water resources is important not only for agriculture, but for a range of other reasons affecting human and environmental health. Soil and water science majors study the different classifications of soil and the appropriate human uses of each; the origins and management of water resources; and the interaction of soil and water systems in agricultural production.