Learn to Manage the Land Better

By ACS Distance Education on June 1, 2017 in Environmental Issues & Horticulture | comments

Land has never been more precious.

The world population is now in excess of 7.5 billion people.  With more than twice as many people being born each day than die each day, land is going to get even more valuable.  This means that people who can rehabilitate land to a state where it can be used again will be just as precious.  

ACS courses can equip you with the skills necessary to be one of these people.

As every  land owner, farmer and gardener knows, the soil is the most valuable community on a property and it can easily be damaged.  Some of the damage can be repaired by engineering solutions such as improved drainage and flood control measures.  However, many plants can used to provide sustainable, permanent, and cost effective soils remediation solutions.

There is a great advantage to using plants for this work, as the same plants can provide a habitat for animal life of all shapes and sizes.  In many parts of the world the same plants that are used to restore degraded landscapes are used to provide habitats and corridors between habitats.  This course looks at the plants that can be used to provide these vital ecosystem services.

Our extensive knowledge of how to rehabilitate damaged landscapes means that we can not only repair them, but we can also improve the landscape and leave a lasting, sustainable legacy for future generations.  Learning more is the starting point for protecting that legacy.