This course is designed to assist individuals charged with approving Minimum Requirements Analyses (MRAs). The stories and case studies presented in this course are based on real cases and real MRAs. By examining these scenarios alongside other course content, you will be prepared to make well-informed decisions that minimize negative impacts to wilderness character as required by the Wilderness Act of 1964.
Although your context might not exactly match the stories and case studies that are presented in this course, the scenarios are intended to simulate the complexity of situations you might encounter and to provide a context for trying out the concepts you will learn.
This course is self-paced, allowing learners the flexibility to complete the course as quickly or slowly as they need. While exploring course content, learners can investigate topics in greater detail through enrichment activities that link to real-world examples, original source materials, and policy documents. Learners can easily move from section to section as they navigate through the course, revisiting concepts as needed.
Elements of the course:
- Informational text
- Interactive practice activities
- Learn More opportunitites
- Supplemental reference materials
- Final assessment
After completing all course activities, you will complete a brief assessment to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
- Introduction to an MRA
- Evaluating a Minimum Requirements Activity
- A Case Study: Hunter Creek Cabin
Be able to:
- Define minimum requirements.
- Identify the benefits of using the Minimum Requirements Analysis (MRA) process and the Minimum Requirements Decision Guide (MRDG).
- Explain the circumstances under which an MRA should be conducted.
- Describe the MRA process.
- Evaluate an MRA using the MRDG.
It is strongly recommended that you complete the free The Wilderness Act of 1964 e-course before beginning this course. Without a foundational understanding of the Wilderness Act, you will not be able to get the most out of this course and could find the content confusing. The Writing a Minimum Requirements Analysis course is also strongly recommended. The Wilderness Act of 1964, Minimum Requirements Analysis courses, and other e-courses can be found at provalenslearning.com.