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|Natural Resource Management Certificate
||Agriculture & Natural Resources
Total Units: 15
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.
The Natural Resource Management Skills Certificate is designed for individuals who have a background or experience in natural resources, and who wish to acquire specific skills and knowledge necessary for successful job performance in the field of natural resource management.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
The work of a natural resource management technician supports and compliments that of the professional wildland forester. The principal duties of technicians involve the protection, cultivation, and management of wildlands and the use of their products in cooperation with other wildland users. Typical work may include duties related to reforestation, estimating, appraising, selling or buying timber; range management; research and extension work; logging, milling, and wood conversion.
Population growth and the diverse resources base in California have created a demand for individuals trained in natural resource management. This program is designed to equip individuals with skills to make a positive impact on the sustainable use of natural resources.
- Identify and discuss historical approaches to Natural Resource Management in the U.S.;
- develop and use vocabulary for the protection, cultivation and management of wildlands;
- discuss economic benefits to protecting healthy watershed characteristics including: recreation opportunities, biological diversity, species richness and clean water;
- critically analyze and apply research and extension work in the field of forestry and NRM; and
- Identify and employ sustainable forestry practices strategies and characteristics for harvesting, logging, milling and wood conversion.
The requirements for the Natural Resource Management Certificate program are:
Complete 15 units from
- Natural Resource Management Requirements
|Natural Resource Management Requirements - complete 15.00 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 15.00 units from the following:|
|AGRI 60||Soil & Plant Nutrition||3.00|
|NRM 51||Wildland Trees and Shrubs||3.00|
|NRM 60||Introduction to Outdoor Recreation||3.00|
|NRM 67||Recreation Facility Management||3.00|
|NRM 70||Forest Management and Assessment||4.00|
|NRM 72||Forest Fire Control and Its Use||3.00|
|NRM 73||Introduction to Forest Measurements||3.00|
|NRM 80||Environmental Policy for Resource Managers||3.00|
|NRM 84||Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Conservation||3.00|
|NRM 85||Watershed Hydrology||4.00|
|NRM 86||Watershed Resource Management||2.00|
|NRM 87||Geographic Info. Systems Applications in Natural Resources||3.00|
|NRM 91||Rangeland Management||3.00|
|NRM 103||Restoring Native Habitats||0.50|
|NRM 141||Beginning Rock Climbing and Climbing Safety||1.00|
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Course Prerequisites and Advisories:
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that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course.
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