Park and Protected Area Management Field Studies

Course ID: 
FNRM 3206 / 5206
Description: 

(2.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; =[FNRM 5206]; Prereq-Sophomore status or higher; A-F only, summer, every year)
Directed field study of park/protected areas. Recreation planning/visitor management, cultural/natural resource management, nature-based tourism management, resource interpretation. Communication across local, state, federal, tribal park, protected areas in northern Minnesota.

Enroll in a 10-day field study course held in Ely, MN and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness!

Students in this field session will:

  • Investigate challenges in park and protected area management including recreation impacts, invasive species and climate change.
  • Receive hands-on training in management skills such as campsite/trail inventory and trend analysis; wilderness character mapping; wildlife monitoring; environmental communications and wilderness camping, canoeing and orienteering.
  • Hone skills on a 3-day wilderness canoe trip.
  • Meet with protected area managers, scientists and tourism professionals to learn about careers in recreation, natural and cultural resource management, as well as sustainable tourism.

The field session is 2-credits and held at the end of August.  Sophomores and above are eligible.

Syllabus (.pdf)