Conservation and Technology Option

Available at OSU-Cascades Campus only.


Students will develop the skills necessary to apply natural resources techniques and ecological concepts on the ground and to acquire the knowledge necessary to assist management within both the ecosystem and socio-political components of natural resource management.

Note: This option is designed for the OSU-Cascades Campus. Students utilize course work from the Cascades campus partner institution Central Oregon Community College (COCC). The option may be modified to provide appropriate transfer of courses from other community colleges with forest technology degree programs.

No more than 24 credits from one department; no more than 20 lower-division credits.

These courses in the lists below are only available at Central Oregon Community College (COCC): FW 251, FOR 220A, FOR 230A, FOR 230B, FOR 240B.

COCC Course Catalog: http://www.cocc.edu/admissions/catalog/

Conservation Courses (3 courses, 9 credits)

FES 365. *Issues in Natural Resources Conservation (3)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3) [COCC]
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (3)

Technology Courses (3 courses, 8–9 credits)

BI 371. ^Ecological Methods (3)
FOR 199. Special Studies [Datasets in NR] (3) [OSU-Cascades]
FOR 220A. Aerial Photo (3) [COCC]
FOR 230A. Map, Compass, and GPS (3) [COCC]
FOR 230B. Forest Surveying (3) [COCC]
SOIL 408. Workshop [Soil Judging] (1)
   and NR 499. Special Topics [Field Instruments] (1)

Sustainability (1 course, 4 credits)

SUS 350. *Sustainable Communities (4)

Ecology and Ecosystems

Choose 18–19 credits from the following or electives approved by petition by OSU-Cascades:
ENSC 479. *^Environmental Case Studies (3)
FES 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3)
FES 444. Ecological Aspects of Park Management (3)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FOR 240B. Wildlife Ecology (3) [COCC]
FW 311. Ornithology (3)
FW 317. Mammalogy (3)
FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 326. Integrated Watershed Management (3)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (4)
GEO 322. Surface Processes (4)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
RNG 351. Range Ecology I–Grasslands (3)
SOIL 366. Ecosystems of Wildland Soils (3)
Z 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences and Conservation (3)
Z 477. Aquatic Entomology (4)

Minimum Total=40


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 688