Wildland Fire Ecology Option

This option will help students understand the nature of fire in wildland ecosystems. It includes an understanding of the dynamics of fire behavior and post-fire response.

Minimum of 40 credits with 20 credits upper-division required.

Measurements

Select one course from below (3–4 credits):
BOT 440. Field Methods in Plant Ecology (4)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3)
GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)

Foundations in Wildland Fire (14 credits)

FES 440. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FES 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
   or FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
   or RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)
FES 454. Managing at the Wildland-Urban Interface (3)
FOR 436. Wildland Fire Science and Management (4)

Ecological and Natural Resource Electives

Select 22–23 credits from below:
BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
BOT 414. Agrostology (4)
BOT 425. Flora of the Pacific Northwest (3)
CROP 440. Weed Management (4)
FE 208. Forest Surveying (4)
FE 434. Forest Watershed Management (4)
FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FES 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3)
FES 412. Forest Entomology (3)
FES 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
   or FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FOR 346. Topics in Wildland Fire (3)
FOR 413. Forest Pathology (3)
   or BOT 413. Forest Pathology (3)
FOR 431. Economics and Policy of Forest Wildland Fire (3)
FOR 441. Silviculture Principles (4)
FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (3)
NR 325. Scientific Methods for Analyzing Natural Resource Problems (3)
SOIL 366. Ecosystems of Wildland Soils (3)
   or SOIL 388. Soil Systems and Plant Growth (4)
   or SOIL 466. Soil Morphology and Classification (4)

Note: Up to 6 credits of appropriate internships, projects, or study abroad may be used to fulfill credit requirements in this option as approved by petition.

Total=40 minimum


Footnotes:

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


Option Code: 687