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Rangeland Inventory and Analysis and Lab
RNG INVT/ANALY
CLASS CODE: AS 455 CREDITS:  4 FEE:  $20.00
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: ANIMAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Rangeland ecology and vegetation measurements including condition, trend, utilization, suitability and production.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: *Purpose of inventories
*Definitions
*Reconnaissance of existing data
*Photo points
*Browse removal methods
*Residue measuring methods
*Herbaceous removal methods
*Suitability determination
*Soil considerations
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Become proficient in standard ecological and vegetative inventory methodologies.
2. Develop proficiency in data analysis and interpretation.
3. Develop scientific writing skills in connection with data analysis and interpretation.
4. Introduce students to basic study design principles.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: AS 225
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2004