A Minimum Requirements Analysis (MRA) is a process that you can use to identify and understand better the potential outcomes of administrative actions, thus allowing you to determine a course of action that exerts the least amount of impact on your wilderness. This course describes the minimum requirements concept and guides users through the process of writing a Minimum Requirements Analysis (MRA) using the Minimum Requirements Decision Guide (MRDG) developed by the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center.
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
- Step 1: Determine If Action is Necessary
- Step 2: Determine the Minimum Activity
- Optional Case Studies
Be able to:
- Define minimum requirements.
- Distinguish between wildness (untrammeled) and natural conditions, and
- Identify the benefits of using the Minimum Requirements Analysis (MRA) process and the Minimum Requirements Decision Guide (MRDG).
- Explain when to use the MRA process.
- Describe the MRA process.
- Use 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 Evaluating 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 contact form.