Registration Deadline: January 31st, 2018, 3:00pm 

Date and Time:

Monday, February 5, 2018, 8:00am to Friday, May 25, 2018, 5:00pm

Cost Varies

NRSM 404 and NRSM 560 lay the groundwork for all other courses in the Program. This course provides a broad perspective of what wilderness is and how the idea developed, and exposes the student to some of the differing values, ethics, and expectations of wilderness held by society. It offers an account of the origins of the wilderness idea, tracing the beginnings of the conservation movement from the Greek philosophers to today.

In this course, you will examine the early history of wilderness preservation that ultimately led to federal protection in the Wilderness Act and subsequent legislation, including how each agency applies these laws. NRSM 404/560 is an excellent course for managers and students interested in obtaining a firm academic foundation in wilderness philosophy and ethics.

Who Should Enroll: The WMDEP courses are designed to meet a broad range of needs for employees in the fields of natural resource and wilderness planning and management. In addition, they can help others who are interested in wilderness protection, including:

  • Federal land managers
  • Educators/students
  • Citizens involved in land stewardship
  • City/state land and recreation planners
  • International protected area managers

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