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|Discipline and Nbr:
INTRO FISH/WILDLIFE CONS||
Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||2.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||35.00
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||3.00||17 min.||Lab Scheduled||52.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||5.00|| ||Contact Total||87.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 70.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
Introduction to the study of fish and wildlife conservation management principles, techniques, and issues, including habitat management and population estimation. Students will become familiar with local and regional wildlife species, as well as develop expertise in wildlife identification and common field techniques used by wildlife managers.
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Introduction to the study of fish and wildlife conservation management principles, techniques, and issues, including habitat management and population estimation. Includes study of local and regional wildlife species, wildlife identification, and field techniques.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Identify common wildlife species using keys and reference books.
2. Summarize the basic survival requirements of fish and wildlife
3. Describe the habitat requirements of various game and non-game
4. Evaluate the use of various wildlife management techniques involved in
habitat modification and population estimation.
5. Compare and contrast the specific tools for determining fish and
wildlife population numbers.
6. Differentiate among several wildlife management concepts and select an
appropriate one when given a set of criteria.
7. Describe the life history of a variety of wildlife species.
8. Evaluate the impact of human beings in wildlife management.
9. Assess the effectiveness of wildlife management in endangered species
Topics and Scope
A. Neglect and exploitation
B. History of fish and wildlife conservation in the United States
1. Resource exploitation and settlement of the U.S.
2. Conservation movement and species protection
3. Development of agencies and regulations protecting wildlife
4. Endangered Species Act and the inherent value of wildlife
C. Wildlife management concepts
D. California wildlife
1. Bird topography and feather morphology
2. Common birds of California
3. Common mammals of California
4. Fish of California
II. Wildlife Ecology
A. Ecological niche
B. Wildlife behavior
C. Home range vs. territory
D. Dispersal and migration
3. Seasonal forage requirements
2. Shelter and concealment requirements
2. Habitat types
III. Wildlife Population Ecology
A. Population structure
B. Natality and mortality
C. Sex and age ratios
D. Population dynamics
E. Population estimation
IV. Wildlife Habitat Management
B. Forest management for wildlife
C. Managing rangelands for wildlife
D. Identifying limiting factors
E. Habitat modification
A. Collecting and preserving specimens
B. Record keeping and field journals
C. Sexing criteria
D. Aging criteria
E. Trapping techniques
F. Banding and marking techniques
G. Food analysis
VI. Wildlife Diseases
A. Why study wildlife diseases?
B. Parasites and pathogens
C. Diseases and habitat
VII. Hunting and Trapping
A. General theory of harvesting animals
B. Managing for the hunter
C. Minimizing conflicts
VIII. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
A. Role of conservation biology in wildlife management
1. Wildlife in parks and refuges
2. State and federal refuges and wildlife areas
3. Habitat corridors and fragmentation
4. Urban wildlife
5. Exotic species
B. Non-game and endangered species management and recovery
1. Managing to save
2. Successful examples of recovery
D. Wildlife as a public trust
Assignments may include:
1. Reading assignments totaling approximately 25 pages per week from the
2. Field work and lab exercises on: population enumeration; trapping and
marking; sexing and aging techniques.
3. Field work and lab telemetry exercise.
4. Oral presentation of research on one wildlife species, including basic
natural history and appropriate number of visual aids.
5. Short (2-5 pages) written lab reports on large mammals, birds, and fish
with a complete description of each species, their preferred habitat,
feeding habits, and life cycle.
6. Midterm lab exam.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
10 - 30%
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
20 - 40%
|Field work, Lab exercises.||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
10 - 30%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
WILDLIFE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 5th ed. Eric G. Bolen and William
Robinson. Prentice Hall, 2002.
MANAGING OUR WILDLIFE RESOURCES, Stanley Anderson. Prentice Hall, 2001.