The success of wilderness management is depends heavily on inventory, monitoring, and research processes. This course, the second in a series of three courses on Cultural Resources Management in Wilderness, provides an in-depth look at the special requirements of inventorying and monitoring cultural resources in wilderness. Specific topics include types of inventory and the steps of a successful monitoring program.
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 opportunities
- 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 Inventory & Monitoring
- Need for Inventory
- Inventory & Identification Requirements
- Summary & Key Points
Be able to:
- Explain the difference between inventory and monitoring.
- Identify agency policies on cultural resource inventory and monitoring.
- Describe the four types of inventory surveys.
- Explain basic techniques for inventory and monitoring when managing cultural resources in a wilderness setting.
- Recall the four indicator criteria.
- Select a monitoring methodology using six basic considerations.
It is strongly recommended that you complete the free The Wilderness Act of 1964 course before beginning this course. Without foundational knowledge of the Wilderness Act, you will not be able to get the most out of this course and could find the content confusing. The Wilderness Act of 1964, Minimum Requirements Analysis, and other e-courses can be found at provalenslearning.com.