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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.

Term Effective: Fall 2017


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.

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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify and discuss historical approaches to Natural Resource Management in the U.S.;
  2. develop and use vocabulary for the protection, cultivation and management of wildlands;
  3. discuss economic benefits to protecting healthy watershed characteristics including: recreation opportunities, biological diversity, species richness and clean water;
  4. critically analyze and apply research and extension work in the field of forestry and NRM; and
  5. Identify and employ sustainable forestry practices strategies and characteristics for harvesting, logging, milling and wood conversion.

Program Requirements:

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 60Soil & Plant Nutrition3.00
NRM 51Wildland Trees and Shrubs3.00
NRM 60Introduction to Outdoor Recreation3.00
NRM 67Recreation Facility Management3.00
NRM 70Forest Management and Assessment4.00
NRM 72Forest Fire Control and Its Use3.00
NRM 73Introduction to Forest Measurements3.00
NRM 80Environmental Policy for Resource Managers3.00
NRM 84Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Conservation3.00
NRM 85Watershed Hydrology4.00
NRM 86Watershed Resource Management2.00
NRM 87Geographic Info. Systems Applications in Natural Resources3.00
NRM 91Rangeland Management3.00
NRM 103Restoring Native Habitats0.50
NRM 141Beginning Rock Climbing and Climbing Safety1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2017

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.

Term Inactive: Fall 2018

Previous Versions:

Natural Resource Management - effective Summer 2012
Natural Resource Management - effective Spring 2012
Natural Resource Management - effective Spring 2007
Natural Resource Management - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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