University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2013–2014

Forest Resource Management and Conservation Certificate

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Contact: Yiqing Li (yiqing@hawaii.edu)
Phone: (808) 932-7156

The Certificate of Forest Resource Management and Conservation is a multi-disciplinary program that emphasizes a theoretical and applied approach to forest resource management, forest ecosystem restoration, and natural resource conservation. This certificate program prepares students for employment with organizations such as The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and private consulting firms, and public organizations including the National Park Service and USDA Forest Service, and other similar organization involved in ecosystem management and ecological restoration. The certificate also is useful for advanced studies in the field.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the profession of Forestry, especially current applications of forestry principles and practices.
  2. Describe and draw connections among natural, agricultural, and land-use processes influencing the tropical forest ecosystems.  
  3. Able to analyze watershed data utilizing GIS mapping techniques and able to develop and implement a forest conservation plan.
  4. Familiar with typical best management practices (BMP’s).
  5. Assess, comprehend, and synthesize a broad range of scientific and social-economic information to professionally present policy recommendations and research directives for forest conservation issues.

Currriculum

Prerequisites (3)

  • MATH 121 Introduction to Statistics & Probability (3) or BIOL 280 Biostatistics (3)

Required Courses (18)

  • FOR 202 Tropical Forestry and Natural Resources (3)
  • NRES 430 GIS in Natural Resource Management or GEOG 480 Geographic Information Systems and Visualization (3)
  • NRES 410 Invasive Species and Ecosystems (3) or BIOL 381 Conservation Biology (3)
  • FOR 440 Forest Ecosystem Restoration and Management (3)
  • NRES 420 Hydrology and Watershed Management (3)
  • SOIL 304 Tropical Soils (3)

Total: 18 semester hours plus a 3-hour prerequisite