Plant and Wildlife Sciences

Rangeland Improvement and Restoration

Rangeland Improvement and Restoration
Using ecological principles to plan and apply biological, chemical, mechanical, and prescribed fire. Treatments for the enhancement of land for wildlife habitat, livestock grazing, watershed health, and other land management goals.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 RecommendedPWS 215; PWS 330; PWS 350.
 NoteField trips required.
 ProgramsContaining PWS 416
Course Outcomes: 

Rangeland Vegetation History

Apply the historical and successional history of land to current rangeland vegetation conditions and treatments

Land Management Goals and Planning Methods

Describe and plan biological, chemical, mechanical methods, and fire to achieve land management goals.

Site Potential and Fuels

Assess site potential and fuels relative to potential vegetation changes with and without management.

Revegetation, Rehabilitation, and Restoration

Apply and plan revegetation, fire rehabilitation, and restoration practices to rangelands.

Plant Control, Revegetation, and Restoration Practices

Integrate plant control, revegetation and other restoration practices to meet land management goals

Rangeland Vegetation Improvement

Become familiar with approaches, practices, and outcomes of rangeland vegetation improvements in actual field situations.