ESSM - Ecosystem Science & Mgmt

ESSM 604 Changing Natural Resource Policy

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Process through which environmental policies are changed; theories of social and political change; using these theories along with original research on environmental policy problems to create and implement plans for changing environmental policies in communities.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.

ESSM 610 Rangeland Resource Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Basic concepts and theories of rangeland resource management; trends in range classification, grazing management and improvement practices.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification in agriculture or related subject matter areas.

ESSM 611 Grazing Management and Range Nutrition

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Nutritional ecology of domestic and wild herbivores on rangelands; vegetation and animal response to various grazing management practices; diet selection, quality, intake and supplementation of herbivores.

ESSM 612 Rangeland Vegetation Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Principles of rangeland brush and weed control with mechanical, chemical, burning and biological methods; interrelationships of brush management with grazing, wildlife and watershed management; planning and economic analysis of range improvement practices.

ESSM 628 Wetland Delineation

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Application of the 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual in use by the Army Corps of Engineers; field indicators of hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils, wetland hydrology, methods for making jurisdictional determination in non-disturbed and disturbed areas, recognition of problem wetlands and technical guidelines for wetlands.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

ESSM 636 Wildland Watershed Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Elements of watershed management and principles and practices of wildland management for protection, maintenance and improvement of water resources values; current literature and research advances.

ESSM 672/RENR 660 Environmental Impact Analysis for Renewable Natural Resources

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Analysis and critique of contemporary environmental analysis methods in current use; environmental impact statements; national policies; political, social and legal ramifications as related to development and use of renewable natural resources.
Prerequisite: Graduate Classification.
Cross Listing: RENR 660/ESSM 672.