Natural Resource Management in Wilderness: Fundamentals

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This course presents the legal foundation for managing natural resources in wilderness and addresses the myths and realities of wilderness management.

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Wilderness areas are places where nature is allowed to exist freely. They are among the few places where natural evolutionary forces still function without significant human impact. This course presents the legal foundation for managing natural resources in wilderness and addresses the myths and realities of wilderness management. Specific management strategies for combating threats to wilderness values are also presented.

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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
  • 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

  • Natural Resources
  • Reasons for Management
  • Threats
  • Management Concepts

Be able to:

  • Explain the basis for natural resource management in wilderness as provided by the Wilderness Act and agency policy.
  • Recognize potential threats to natural resources in wilderness.
  • Describe several concepts for managing natural resources in wilderness.

Recommended Background

It is strongly recommended that you complete 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 Minimum Requirements Analysis courses are also strongly recommended. The Wilderness Act of 1964, Minimum Requirements Analysis courses, and other e-courses can be found at provalenslearning.com.

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