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Welcome to Opportunities in Ecological Restoration

Saddleback’s unique Ecological Restoration program opens doors to the outdoors, offering workforce training relevant to public and private restoration projects. The program combines classwork with cooperative work experiences on real-world projects. 

Upon completion, graduates enter the workforce qualified to work on a wide array of community-boosting projects involving conservation, wildlife, transportation, parks and recreation, and more. Ecological Restoration students can also earn credits toward an associate degree in Environmental Studies.

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Potential Salaries

$31,540 - $87,080

Per Year

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Potential Careers

Forest Conservation Tech 

Agricultural Technician 

Landscaping Worker

Industrial Ecologist 

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California Fish & Game 

Audubon Society 


Many More!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! The grass is greener for Ecological Restoration grads. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.

Forest Conservation Tech - $36,740

Agricultural Technician - $42,840

Landscaping Worker - $31,540

Forester (w/ further education) - $76,650

Park Naturalist (w/ further education) - $73,460

Environmental Restoration Planner (w/ further education) - $87,080

Industrial Ecologist (w/ further education) - $87,080

Saddleback College offers one certificate of achievement in Ecological Restoration.

For more information about this program, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Ecological Restoration page.

  • Ecological Restoration (Certificate of Achievement)

California Fish & Game * CalTrans * U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service * Audubon Society * Catalina Island Conservancy * AECOM * City of Santa Ana * Terracon * National Parks Conservation Association * And Many More! *

Morgan Barrows, Department Chair - (949) 582-4624

Brittany Poloni, Senior Lab Technician - (949) 348-6169

Matt Yurko, Instructor

Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.

For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!

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