PWS 416

Rangeland Improvement and Restoration

Plant and Wildlife Sciences College of Life Sciences

Course Description

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.

When Taught

Fall

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

2

Fixed

3

Recommended

PWS 215; PWS 330; PWS 350

Note

Field trips required.

Title

Rangeland Vegetation Improvement

Learning Outcome

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

Title

Site Potential and Fuels

Learning Outcome

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

Title

Plant Control, Revegetation, and Restoration Practices

Learning Outcome

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

Title

Revegetation, Rehabilitation, and Restoration

Learning Outcome

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

Title

Rangeland Vegetation History

Learning Outcome

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

Title

Land Management Goals and Planning Methods

Learning Outcome

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