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Natural Resource Policy
NAT RES POLICY
CLASS CODE: BIO 423 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $30
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: BIOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Introduction to theory, processes, and techniques for the management of natural resources. Emphasis on ecological processes and public policy issues. (Winter)
DESCRIPTION: Introduction to theory, processes, and techniques for the management of natural resources. Emphasis on ecological processes and public policy issues.

$30.00 Lab Fee
TOPICS: Public Law and Policy
Description of Federal Resource Management Agencies
Integrated Analysis of Policy and Agency Mandates
Scarcity and Resource Partitioning
Resource Conflict and Allocation Strategies
OBJECTIVES: Introduce students to history and philosophy of natural resource management.

Expose students to the different resource management agencies, their structure and legal mandates.

Explore mechanisms used for public involvement in resource issues.

Provide an overview of resource management practices and why they may be controversial.

Help students develop a personal land ethic and a committment to becoming an effective long term steward of our natural resources.
REQUIREMENTS: Three field trips. Appropriate outdoor clothing.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: $30.00 Lab Fee
This class also listed under RL 423
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2002