Natural Resource Management in Wilderness: Challenges In Natural Resource Restoration

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This course discusses the decision-making process for planning natural resource restoration in a wilderness area. It is essential that managers consider impacts to the untrammeled and natural qualities of wilderness when contemplating restoration efforts within wilderness boundaries.

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It is essential that managers consider impacts to the untrammeled and natural qualities of wilderness when contemplating restoration efforts within wilderness boundaries. This course, the second in the Natural Resource Management in Wilderness course of study, discusses the decision-making process for planning natural resource restoration in a wilderness area.

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Course Schedule

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.

Course Chapters

  • Restoration Dilemma
  • Myth of Pristine
  • Untrammeled & Natural
  • Wilderness Ideal
  • Conflicting Approaches
  • Decision-Making Tool
  • Case Study
  • Summary

Be able to:

  • Describe and differentiate between the natural and untrammeled qualities of wilderness character.
  • Explain the dilemma that might exist in trying to preserve these two qualities while managing natural resources in wilderness.
  • Recognize influences on making management decisions.
  • Apply a 4-step process for making natural resource restoration decisions that optimizes both the natural and untrammeled qualities of wilderness character.

Recommended Background

It is strongly recommended that you complete the free The Wilderness Act of 1964 and the Minimum Requirements Analysis courses before beginning this course. It is recommended that you also complete Natural Resource Management in Wilderness: Fundamentals before beginning the 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.

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