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Recreation Resource Management
RESOURCE MGMT
CLASS CODE: RL 423 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $30.00
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: RECREATION LEADERSHIP
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Introduction to theory, processes, and techniques for the management of natural resource based recreation activities. Emphasis on site impacts and visitor management.
TAUGHT: Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Minimal impact skills for basic expeditioning, including equipment selection, use and maintenance, wilderness navigation, camping skills, and backcountry emergency prevention.

Students will gain a working knowledge of the principles, techniques and associated skills required to live in the wild outdoors. By joining in an effort to raise the awareness and attitudes of backcountry travelers, this course may help create a public committed to the adoption of a national wilderness ethic and perpetuate the careful use of wild lands.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Gain an understanding of history and philosophy of natural resource management.
2. Become familiar with the different resource management agencies, their structure and legal mandates.
3. Explore mechanisms used for public involvement in resource issues.
4. Explore resource management practices and why they may be controversial.
5. Develop a personal land ethic and a commitment to becoming an effective long term steward of our natural resources.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Article Presentation

2. Public Meeting Attendance

3. Research Paper

4. Student Involvement Project

5. Trips

6. Exams

7. Attendance and Participation
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002