Wilderness Management Distance Education Program

The Wilderness Management Distance Education Program (WMDEP) offers accredited university courses for a comprehensive study of wilderness management. WMDEP is a valuable tool for understanding the wilderness resource and the issues surrounding its management-includes topics form philosophy and ecology to recreation and planning. 

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NRSM 405 Management of the Wilderness Resource (US) or NRSM 561 Managing Wilderness Ecosystems (G)

Registration deadline: September 19, 2022
Course Dates: September 26, 2022 – January 20, 2023

Course credit offered through The University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Wilderness Institute Staff Contact: kari.gunderson@umontana.edu

Description

NRSM 405 and NRSM 561 study ecosystem characteristics and basic principles of wilderness management. Separate chapters discuss management of specific wilderness resources such as fire, wildlife, cultural and historical sites, etc.; and, managing non-conforming uses such as grazing, mining, and motorized vehicles and equipment and mechanical transport. The course discusses the use of primitive means to achieve management objectives, use of the minimum tool, and Leave No Trace camping methods

 

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