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)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
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. Learning to manage our fisheries and wildlife resources will impact our current generation, and future generations. Integrating natural laws with social responsibilities will require students to make management decisions that will ensure a future rich in resources. The basics concepts of ecology will help establish the limits required for sustainable development. This course will introduce students to fisheries and wildlife and basic ecological principles as they relate both to the natural and human-built environment. Students will learn to appreciate the role of humans in the natural world and the effects of human actions upon fisheries and wildlife management. Students will learn tools and techniques used in the management of fish and wildlife. We will discuss the major types of ecosystems and how these are managed, and we will become familiar with the history of wildlife and fisheries conservation and current legislation and policies.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.