GEOG 306

Global Conservation Designations

Geography College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Environmental and social geography of global protective land use designations: National Parks, Wilderness, Conservation areas, etc.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Public Land Policy

Learning Outcome

Explain the historical development of public land policy, especially the laws governing lands owned by the United States government, and how they interface with modern uses and issues.

Title

Mapping public lands

Learning Outcome

Describe the geography of public land in a country, including its geographic distribution, history, and underlying principles.

Title

Global conservation

Learning Outcome

Understand why and how protective designations have expanded globally, especially during the past fifty years.

Title

Stakeholders

Learning Outcome

Appreciate the wide variety of interests in public land management, including the ideology, issues, and institutional efforts of various stakeholders.

Title

Making Management Decisions

Learning Outcome

Develop public land management decisions by bringing together stakeholders and resolving conflicts.