Natural Resource Management in Wilderness: Fundamentals

Where: Online


This course presents the legal foundation for managing natural resources in wilderness and relevant natural resource management concepts. It is the first in a series of twelve courses in the Natural Resource Management course of study.

Course Format

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.

Course Schedule

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.

Course Chapters
  • Natural Resources
  • Reasons for Management
  • Threats
  • Management Concepts

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the basis for natural resource management in wilderness as provided by the Wilderness Act and agency policy.
  • Recognize potential threats to natural resources in wilderness.
  • Describe several concepts for managing natural resources in wilderness.

Estimated Completion Time

2 Hour/s



You must pass all the prerequisites with an 80% or higher before taking this course.

See the complete listing of online wilderness courses at the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center.

Target Audience
  • Wilderness Managers

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