Managing Special Provisions in Wilderness: Grazing

This course provides a broad overview of the legal framework that supports wilderness grazing, reviews how grazing may impact the land, and introduces the types of plans that are used to manage grazing.
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This course describes grazing in wilderness as outlined in special provisions of the Wilderness Act of 1964. The course provides a broad overview of the legal framework that supports wilderness grazing, reviews how grazing may impact the land, and introduces the types of plans that are used to manage grazing.

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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. This course includes the following elements.

Elements of the course:

  • Informational text
  • Interactive practice activities
  • Engaging videos
  • Learn More opportunities
  • Supplemental reference materials

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.

Course Chapters

  • Grazing and the Wilderness Act
  • Grazing Impacts on Wilderness
  • Allotment Plans

Be able to:

  • Describe how grazing is incorporated into the Wilderness Act.
  • Distinguish between commercial grazing, recreational grazing, and administrative grazing.
  • Define the components of an allotment.
  • Define ephemeral and vacant allotments.
  • Explain the different impacts of these types of allotments on wilderness areas.
  • Give examples of how grazing may impact wilderness.
  • Review how the Congressional Grazing Guidelines are applied.
  • Detail what a Wilderness Manager needs to know about grazing in wilderness.
  • Detail what a Rangeland Management Specialist needs to know about operating in the wilderness.
  • Outline the requirements of an allotment management plan and annual operating plan for an allotment in wilderness.

Recommended Background

No additional background knowledge or skills are required for this course.

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Awesome course (Posted on 11/7/2014)

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