|Natural Resource Policy|
|NAT RES POLICY|
|CLASS CODE:||BIO 423||CREDITS: 3||FEE: $30|
|DIVISION:||AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.|
|DESCRIPTION:||Introduction to theory, processes, and techniques for the management of natural resources. Emphasis on ecological processes and public policy issues.|
|CONTENT AND 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
|GOALS AND 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.|
|OTHER:||This class also listed under RL 423|
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||January 2002|