Natural Resource Management in Wilderness: Monitoring

Where: Online


Wilderness management often involves monitoring in order to adapt quickly to threats. This course will address the types of monitoring goals and methods and why managers have to weigh the costs associated with gathering precise and accurate data from monitoring efforts.

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
  • Key Terms
  • Need for Monitoring
  • Monitoring Goals and Objectives
  • Program Development

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain why monitoring natural resources in wilderness is important.
  • Identify what resources to monitor appropriate to the wilderness area you are managing.

Estimated Completion Time

2 Hour/s



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

It is also recommended that you take Natural Resource Management in Wilderness: Fundamentals, the first course in the Natural Resource Management in Wilderness series.

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

Target Audience
  • Wilderness Managers

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