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2019 September Semester
Jun 24, 2019
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NREM 100 - Field Skills
This course introduces contemporary and traditional field skills in the natural resources including field navigation, outdoor survival, plant and tree identification, basic natural resource measurements, use of GPS, and air photo interpretation. Extensive fieldwork is required. Note: Applications for exemption from NREM 100-3 must be made within the first year of study in any program that requires NREM 100-3.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, Tutorial
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NREM 101 - Introduction to Natural Resources Management and Conservation
This course introduces past, present and future issues in natural resources management and conservation. Guest speakers share their professional experiences working in various fields of natural resources management. Students learn to think critically about the multidisciplinary nature of resource management and they provide solutions to complex, real-world problems.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Tutorial

NREM 110 - Food, Agriculture, and Society
In this course, students examine a range of choices, values, and uses associated with global and local food systems from social, economic, environmental, health, political and other perspectives. Students gain a broad understanding of how food and agriculture shape society and can contribute to a more sustainable future. Topics include global and local food systems with an emphasis on understanding the nature of current problems and exploring potential solutions.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

NREM 203 - Resource Inventories and Measurements
This course introduces multiple resource inventories, designed to provide an understanding of how natural resources are sampled and quantified. Emphasis is placed on the measurement of forest attributes, and the analysis of forest resource data. Students learn how to make graphical and numerical summaries of their datasets and to generate descriptive statistics such as measures of central tendency and dispersion. This foundational course prepares students for future courses and careers in natural resource management, by providing them with a set of basic field skills and techniques. Field trips are required.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

NREM 204 - Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries
Introduction to principles of habitat and population biology and management, and human dimensions of wildlife management. Lectures will introduce the life requisites of individual species and compare aquatic and terrestrial systems, and provide an overview of the characteristics needed to estimate parameters of fish and wildlife populations. Labs will emphasize quantification of fish and wildlife habitats.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

NREM 209 - The Practice of Conservation
This course introduces the foundations of conservation thought and practice through environmental and social sciences and humanities. It examines the various actors involved in conservation, approaches to conservation, and ways of acting for conservation. Students develop skills in conservation practice including informing policy, conducting citizen science, and active restoration activities. Students learn diverse scientific approaches, and reflect on multiple social critiques of the movement, and come to understand political counter arguments and the ways in which they might respond as scholars, citizens and advocates.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

NREM 210 - Integrated Resource Management
An introductory course in the principles of management of forest resources including fisheries, recreation, range, and wildlife.
Credits: 0.000 OR 4.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

NREM 303 - Aboriginal Perspectives on Land and Resource Management
This course examines Aboriginal cultural perspectives and operational approaches to land and resource management, including existing and emerging realities about Aboriginal rights, title and consultation.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Tutorial

NREM 306 - Society, Policy and Administration
This course addresses social views of natural resources and the management process by which these views and policies are developed and expressed. Social conflict and its resolution over natural resource policies are also discussed.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Audio/Video

NREM 333 - Field Applications in Resource Management
This field-based course provides students with a practical understanding of principles of integrated resource management. The course focuses on the many values on a landbase through modularized lessons and an authentic case study approach. Meeting with various stakeholders and professionals working in the field allows students to explore relevant and contemporary issues in natural resource management.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Field Camp, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

NREM 400 - Natural Resources Planning
This course focuses on the development and application of planning frameworks, government policy, and legislation from the perspective of natural resources management in British Columbia and Canada. Students are exposed to contemporary approaches for natural resources planning, the history and current application of policy and legislation in BC, and a variety of tools for engaging the public and stakeholders.
Credits: 0.000 OR 4.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

NREM 409 - Conservation Planning
Conservation planning is concerned with the theory and techniques to improve the scientific basis of conservation decisions and the cost-effectiveness of conservation and management actions. Students learn to apply the basic tools of conservation planning to real and complex conservation problems. These tools include: systematic conservation planning; multi-criteria decision analysis; and risk assessment.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

NREM 410 - Watershed Management
Principles and practices of forest management for protection, maintenance and improvement of water resource values. Effects of land management on quality, quantity and timing of water flow. Field trips required.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

NREM 411 - Environmental and Professional Ethics
Analysis of environmental and natural resource issues from an ethical perspective; viewpoints and value systems that determine management decisions.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

NREM 413 - Agroforestry
This course introduces students to agroforestry concepts, strategies and practices(systems). Discussions include ecological, economic, and social circumstances under which a landowner lives and makes decisions about whether or not to practice agroforestry. Both temperate and tropical approaches to agroforestry systems are addressed in the course. Special attention is given to agroforestry research and development in British Columbia.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Laboratory

NREM 499 - Independent Studies

Credits: 1.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed

NREM 607 - Natural Resources Planning
Natural resource management planning processes to include crown land and different lease arrangements as well as private land. Inventory, public involvement, implementation, monitoring, and assessing resource values.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and lab components.


Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

NREM 608 - Watershed Management
Principles and practices of forest management for protection, maintenance and improvement of water resource values. Effects of land management on quality, quantity and timing of water flow.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

NREM 613 - Agroforestry
This course introduces students to agroforestry concepts, strategies and practices(systems). Discussions include ecological, economic, and social circumstances under which a landowner lives and makes decisions about whether or not to practice agroforestry. Both temperate and tropical approaches to agroforestry systems are addressed in the course. Special attention is given to agroforestry research and development in British Columbia. Students are exposed to current modelling techniques used in agroforestry, as well as research opportunities in agroforestry.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Laboratory, Seminar

NREM 615 - Forest Soils
This course examines the distinctive physical, chemical and biological properties of forest soils from an ecological perspective, emphasizing western Canadian examples. Major themes include the role of soils in forest site classifications, carbon and nutrient cycling in forests, soil determinants of forest productivity, and the responses of soils to forest management practices. Field trips and laboratory exercises provide experience in techniques used to assess forest soil properties and management impacts.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

NREM 616 - Conservation Planning
Conservation planning is concerned with the theory and techniques to improve the scientific basis of conservation decisions and the cost-effectiveness of conservation and management actions. Students learn to apply the basic tools of conservation planning to real and complex conservation problems. These tools include: systematic conservation planning; multi-criteria decision-analysis; and risk assessment.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

NREM 625 - Soil Formation and Classification
Examination of soil formation with emphasis on environmental forces and including human activity; distribution and classification of soils in northern and interior BC; correlation of the Canadian System of Soil Classification with international systems such as Soil Taxonomy and FAO UNESCO Soil Map of the World.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, World Wide Web


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