This course discusses the process for evaluating proposals for conducting scientific activity in wilderness and the decisions wilderness managers must make in order to preserve wilderness character with such activity. The content of this course builds on theories of what you learned in the Minimum Requirements Analysis course with four protection filters to determine the appropriateness of proposed scientific research in wilderness.
This course integrates informational text, interactive practice activities, engaging videos, Learn More opportunities, and supplemental reference materials. Following the course, you will take a brief assessment requiring you to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment you will be awarded an electronic certificate of completion.
This course is self-paced and integrates self-study allowing you flexibility in the time needed to complete the course. Within each course, you decide the order and progression you’d like to take, allowing you to revisit and review sections in greater depth as needed.
- Scientific Activities in Wilderness
- Evaluation Framework
- Step 1: Initial Review Filter
- Step 2: Quality of Proposal Filter
- Step 3: Legal and Policy Filter
- Step 4: Benefits and Impacts Filter