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Regina M Rochefort
CFR 521
Seattle Campus

Current Topics in Forest Resources

Critical evaluation and discussion of published research in the broad field of forest resources. Topics and requirements vary. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

The class will introduce students to a variety of research and monitoring projects on-going in National Parks in the Pacific Northwest.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Each week a different guest speaker will present an overview of their research in National Parks of the Pacific Northwest.

January 8, 2007 "Sim Park: How computer simulation is being used by Mount Rainier managers" Mark VandeKamp, University of Washington, Research Associate, Protected Area Social Research Unit

January 15, 2007- Martin Luther King Day, no class

January 22, 2007 Restoration of the Elwha Watershed Steve Acker, Olympic National Park January 29, 2007 Do Microsites Affect Native Prairie Restoration in Western Washington? Samantha Sprenger, University of Washington

February 5, 2007 The Island Marble Butterfly: A Good Candidate for Restoration? Amy Lambert

February 12, 2007 Whitebark Pine and the Clark’s Nutcracker in Oregon and Washington Robin Shoal, Ecologist, Olympic National Forest

February 19, 2007 – President’s Day – no classes

February 26, 2007 Botanical Surveys in North Cascades and Mount Rainier National Parks: What We Found and Why it Is Important Dr. David Giblin and Ben Legler, University of Washington

March 5, 2007 Impacts of protected areas on landscape pattern, biodiversity, and quality of life in the Skagit River Watershed, USA-Canada. Bianca Perla, University of Washington, Doctoral Candidate

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

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 Regina M Rochefort
Date: 01/05/2007