NAU Ecological Restoration Institute

About NAU Ecological Restoration Institute

The Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) is nationally recognized for mobilizing the unique assets of a university to help solve the problem of unnaturally severe wildfire and degraded forest health throughout the American West. The ERI works to help land management agencies and communities by providing comprehensive focused studies, monitoring and evaluation research, and technical support. The ERI is funded by a combination of programmatic state and federal funding, such as the Southwest Ecological Restoration Institutes (SWERI), and through competitive grants programs. The goals of ERI go beyond scientific discovery to the meaningful application of scientific knowledge that makes a difference for western forests.

The mission of ERI is to serve as an objective leader in research, scholarship, and education, and in collaborative efforts to plan and implement restoration treatments for frequent-fire forest and woodland landscapes of the West.


Undergraduate Research Assistant

March 2018 Flagstaff, AZ
“The position offered beneficial work experience in field data collection, shop work, and lab work. This job has opened multiple opportunities for furthering my career. Completing your own research project offers both reward and challenges that help you grow into your professional identity. The scheduling is flexible and can fit around classes. You are guaranteed a position for the remainder of your time at NAU that offers valuable experience. The staff are helpful and are great mentors through the remainder of your college experience. ”

Research Assistant

May 2019 Flagstaff, AZ
“Work was consistent and felt useful and important”
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