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This course provides an understanding of air resources, why they are important and the laws, regulations and policies governing air resource management.
Participants will find supporting resources and principles to respond to climate change and learn more about ways in which climate change is impacting parks.
This free, self-paced, online class uses eight lessons containing videos and exercises to present simple rules of style that improve written communication.
This course explores the critical role science plays in helping the NPS fulfill its mission and meet the mandate of the Organic Act.
This course covers natural resource stewardship philosophy, laws, and policies governing natural resource management and tools for science-based management.
This course orients students to a natural resource management and science career path, covering natural resource roles, scientific integrity, and ethics.
Students gain an understanding of how to make resource management decisions in the face of accelerating, widespread and complex change and uncertainty.
This course addresses monitoring goals and methods and weighing the costs associated with gathering precise and accurate data from monitoring efforts.
This course discusses the basis of lightscape resource management, including the threats and principles for management of night sky in wilderness.
This course presents guidelines and current policies managers can follow when managing threatened and endangered species in wilderness.
This course covers sounds versus noises in acoustical environments in wilderness and identifies threats and strategies for addressing soundscape management.
This course covers monitoring soil and water resources, management and mitigation and restoration of impacts on soil and water in wilderness.
The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with the contents of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and its application in managing a wilderness area.
This course explores the four most important principles of managing wilderness. The stories and case studies are based on real situations.
This course covers managing paleontological resources found in wilderness, including defining paleontological resources, stewardship, and law and policy.
This course provides an in-depth look at the inventory and monitoring process associated with paleontological resources in wilderness resources.
This course covers evaluating proposals for scientific activity in wilderness related to paleontological resources while preserving wilderness character.
This course explains the legal basis for managing air quality in wilderness and the various issues involved for management.
This course presents the legal foundation for managing natural resources in wilderness and addresses the myths and realities of wilderness management.
This course will discuss the qualities of wilderness character and the dilemmas in keeping wilderness natural yet untrammeled.After completing this course, you should be able to:Describe and differentiate the natural and untrammeled qualities of wilderness characterExplain the dilemma that might exist in trying to preserve these two qualities while managing resources in wildernessRecognize the influences on making management decisionsApply a 4-step process for making natural resource restoration decisions that optimized both the natural and untrammeled qualities of wilderness character
This course discusses the process for evaluating proposals for conducting scientific activity in wilderness and while preserving wilderness character.
This course covers visitor use management in wilderness, explains why it is necessary, reviews the relevant authorities and examines management challenges.
This course covers factors that contribute to recreation impacts, and examines management strategies and tactics for solving visitor use impact problems.
This course contains four modules that introduce the process for monitoring campsites, trail impacts and visitor use in wilderness.
This course defines the vegetation component of wilderness resource, their value to wilderness and mandated management policies.