Throughout the world, natural resources such as forests, parks, wilderness areas, public lands, and water resources reflect the values of the people who create, use, manage, and support them. As a result, these dynamic socio-biological systems evolve and change in response to human needs, societal values, and political forces. Helps students articulate and evaluate these forces, and understand how managers and agencies address them in the contexts of ecosystem and park management, community sustainability, and tourism. Includes a strong international and cross-cultural component, with examples from each of the continents. Spring of even years.
*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.