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Natural Resources Courses offered at NICC

NAT 101 INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL RESOURCES (3)

This is a survey course to introduce students to the various disciplines in the natural resources area. Discussion of conservation history and certain environmental problems (Same as course BIO 104).

NAT 112 FORESTRY (3)

This course is a concentration on species identification, collection, and sampling methodology. Course will also cover forest structure, fire ecology, and multiple-use management.

NAT 114 RANGE MANAGEMENT (3)

This course provides identification and collection of native range grasses and forbs. Course will also cover range ecosystem dynamics, grazing systems, and fire ecology.

NAT 120 CONCEPTS OF ECOLOGY (3)

This is an introduction to basic ecological principles and in-depth study of how they apply in all major biomes and ecosystems of the earth. Includes terrestrial and water environments. (Same course as BIO 120)

NAT 121 CONCEPTS OF ECOLOGY LABORATORY (1)

Laboratory component of BIO 120. Emphasis will be on field techniques and sampling methodology. (Same course as BIO 121) Pre- or co-requisite: BIO 120.

NAT 130 INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY (3)

This course will study our physical environment and the processes shaping it. The materials and structures of the earth’s crust, the origins of landforms, the concept of geological time, and the nature of the earth’s interior are also studied. Constant attention will be given to geological effects on our environment.

NAT 131 INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY LABORATORY (1)

Laboratory to accompany NAT 120. GPS/GIS will be used extensively within the course. Pre- or Co-requisite: NAT 120.

NAT 216 SOIL AND WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3)

This is a field course emphasizing conservation measures, stream hydrology, and agricultural soil management.

NAT 218 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT (3)

This course provides concepts of wildlife ecology and their application in wildlife management techniques such as survey, design marking, habitat manipulation, and species identification. Skills to be developed include survey skills, preservation of identified wildlife, data manipulation, and supervision.

NAT 290 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)

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NAT 299 INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM (3)

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