ESS 562: Natural Resource Inventory-Wildlife

2008-01-07 -

Maximum increased.

Synonym:

52163 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Jeffry Littleton

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 2/8 - 5/2 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Sat 2/23 (9:00AM-3:59PM)
Sat 4/26 (9:00AM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Areas: CB - Required Alternate to NRI: Vegetation; EAO, EE, Cert, IND & RMC - Elective
Restricted to Fall 07 CB students December 4 - 14; open to FL06 and earlier CB after December 14.
What are the techniques we use to assess wildlife? What are the components of a well-rounded inventory? This newly designed spring section of the NRI course will use winter snow and spring melt conditions to investigate the methods of detecting fur-bearers, amphibians, and birds (vegetation and soils in the fall). We will review the basics of developing investigation plans, base mapping, and map & compass use, and then begin our field sampling of wildlife sign, calls, and sightings. Lecture and field time will be combined to provide an in-depth review of line intercept, transect and point count methods. Assessments will be derived from quantitative data in order to provide guidance for management purposes.