W F S 209
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation (3) Survey of current and historical issues in wildlife and fisheries conservation; emphasis on vertebrate biodiversity, habitat management and protection, and populations.
W F S 209 Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation (3)
The conservation and management of our natural resources is critical to all aspects of human existence. Wildlife and fishery resources are integral to our food supplies, the quality of our lands, and form a deep foundation of our culture. This course will introduce students to fisheries and wildlife and basic ecological principles as they relate both to the natural and human-influenced environment. It is open to all students with a basic background in biology. Students will learn to identify and understand the interacting components of wildlife and fisheries systems and to apply basic ecological principles to current wildlife and fisheries management and environmental issues. The course will explore the basic tools, practices, and concepts used in the conservation and management of fish, wildlife, and their respective habitats. The course will also explore the human dimensions aspects of managing common property resources, like fish and wildlife, including the roles various stakeholders have in the management of these resources.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.