ENRT 110: Intro to Natural Resources
(Credits: 3 - Equivalent to Cando’s Competency #5 Sustainable Environment & Land Stewardship)
Presenting organization: Cando / NVIT
The goal of this course is to provide students with an overview of the natural resources sector and current ecology and management issues. It is tailored for all students with an interest in natural resources. The lectures and field labs in the course provide a general overview of how scientific inquiry and knowledge can be integrated with First Nations, economic and cultural values to provide a basis for understanding the natural resource sector. The subject areas will include: forestry, wildland recreation, wildlife, mining, fisheries, rangeland, hydrology, and First Nations traditional ecological knowledge.
What Participants will learn
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- define key terminology and concepts for each subject area;
- describe and identify key specimens from field lab exercises;
- describe how various ecosystem processes work as presented in lectures;
- develop an understanding of the role First Nations in the Resource Sector;
- explain how species diversity and ecosystem functions may be impacted by climate change; and
- describe and understand the importance of natural resources sustainability.