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Joshua J Lawler
CFR 590
Seattle Campus

Graduate Studies

Study of emerging scientific developments in forest resources that may develop into regular course offerings. Offered: AWSpS.

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Winter 2010 section D: Conservation Planning: Designing a reserve network for Washington State

This course takes a hands-on approach to learning about how agencies and conservation NGOs select areas to protect biodiversity. Students will work together to redesign The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) conservation portfolio for the state of Washington using current data sets on biodiversity and different types of acquisition costs. The course will address a real conservation research need and will produce products that will be directly used by the Nature Conservancy to protect Washington’s biodiversity. The course will involve a number of classroom meetings throughout the quarter and two to three fieldtrips. The field trips will include two or more days of working with TNC staff in the TNC offices in Seattle and a four-to-five day trip to a research station for an intensive work session. Students will be expected to work long hours while on the field trips, meet at irregular times, present results to their peers and TNC staff, and help write a final report and manuscript for publication.

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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 Debra Teresa Salas-Haynes
Date: 11/09/2009