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THE BEST WAY TO ADDRESS TODAY’S COMPLEX environmental problems is to have conscientious citizens making educated decisions about what we do with our natural resources. Tomorrow’s park rangers, forest managers, and wildlife specialists are the stewards to our land, our resources, and the people who rely on them for their livelihood, recreation, and physical well-being.

Drawing on the experience of professionals from the fields of public policy, resource management, and recreation and leisure, GMC’s Natural Resources Management Program prepares students to step into leadership roles and to make sound decisions while pursuing interdisciplinary careers that deal primarily with the natural world.

B.S. in Natural Resource Management

Selected Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the scope and relationship of the federal land management system.

  • Be fluent in the pertinent environmental and natural resources legislation guiding public land management.

  • Be able to collect, manipulate, and work with spatial data, including GIS.

  • Understand basic biological and ecological functions (e.g., photosynthesis, forest succession, and predator-prey relationships).

  • Measure and mathematically analyze natural resource data.

  • Conduct a comprehensive forest stand inventory.

  • Be attuned to the current issues in natural resources management.

  • Appreciate the complexity of multiple-use, resource management.

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