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Forestry
Term : Fall 2023
Catalog Year : 2023-2024

FOR 509 - Wildland Fire Management And Ecology


Description: Wildland fire is a disturbance force with important ecological and social implications in most of the world's ecosystems. This course integrates ecological and cultural aspects of wildland fire, providing a broad foundation for people interested in natural resource management, fire management, and ecological science. We will briefly review basics of fire behavior, fuels, and weather, but the main focus of the course is on fireĀ“s role in ecosystems (fire ecology) and social systems (fire management). We will discuss the role of wildland fire in the structure of US forest management with examples from Tribal, Federal, state, and municipal agencies and well as private and non-governmental organizations, in order to provide a practical administrative context for the study of fire ecology. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

Sections offered: Spring 2024

Prerequisite: Graduate Status