NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Mar 26, 2023  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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ZOO 2450 - Principles of Fish Wildlife Management

This course provides an introduction to wildlife values, wildlife communities and habitats, population management, predator control, natural diversity, and issues related to exotic species introductions.  The course emphasizes principles of habitat, population biology and management, human dimensions of wildlife management, and law and policy.  The biological basis for management is emphasized, and contemporary issues are discussed as they relate to specific aspects of management.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

BIOL 1010 General Biology I, and BIOL 2020 General Biology II or BIOL 2020 Animal Biology

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ZOO 2450 Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management, the student will:

  1. describe significant events in the history of Fish and Wildlife Management in the United States.
  2. identify major laws regulating the management of natural resources.
  3. explain the biological basis for management decisions.
  4. describe the importance of habitat and the specific habitat requirements for a variety of commonly managed species as well as some threatened or endangered species.
  5. describe the basic concepts of population biology as applied in practice to management situations and the impacts of certain management actions.
  6. discuss contemporary issues in Fish and Wildlife Management and the role people play in these issues.
  7. demonstrate use of library databases and the internet to access professional literature relevant to the field.

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