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Thomas M Hinckley
Seattle Campus

Study Abroad - Advanced Environmental Studies

Environmental studies course taken through an approved study abroad program for which there are no direct UW equivalents. Credit does not apply to major requirements without approval.

Class description

EARLY FALL START: Course begins September 16 and ends September 24, 2007

Forest, Streams and Climate Change: An exploration of issues surrounding the Okanagan/Okanogan River of the United States and Canada.

Three major environmental issues face land managers in the US and Canada: Fires, insects (specifically the mountain pine beetle) and salmon recovery. These issues have often arisen from very similar historical land management decisions and the overwhelming and borderless impact of climate change; however, the perception and solutions to these problems are likely very different depending upon country, province vs. state and land ownership and its management. We will have an opportunity to see these problems first hand and to talk with stakeholders from federal, state/provincial, local, NGO, private and Native American/First Nations.

Students will need either a passport or an enhanced Washington State driverís license. Students should be prepared to visit environmental issues and problems in their places; that is, forests, streams, steppe-shrub, etc.

Students should contact Tom Hinckley regarding food, lodging and camping arrangements:

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Trina M. Sterry
Date: 04/27/2007