Center for Environmental Restoration

Restoration - The return of a degraded ecosystem to a close approximation of its remaining natural potential. (USEPA)

Established in 1999, the NKU Center for Environmental Restoration (CER) partners with government agencies, non-profits, and private landowners to restore and protect the natural environment in the region, including streams, wetlands, forests, and meadows. In addition to restoring and protecting the health of the natural environment, the CER’s projects provide pre-professional work experience and income for NKU student interns, and research and educational resources for NKU faculty and other educators.

Our largest project is the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program. Other areas of expertise include forest assessment and restoration, rare plant surveys and research, conservation planning, invasive species management and geographic information system mapping.

CER has completed, or has underway, more than 200 environmental projects. Working with CER staff, more than 100 NKU students have been employed as interns for over 60,000 hours.

The CER is fully funded by project revenue, and receives no NKU financial support.

Center for Applied Ecology

Student interns constructing a wetland.

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                      NKU Center for
                      Environmental
                      Restoration
      
                      15 Clearview Drive
                      Highland Heights, KY 41076
                      (859) 448-8949