|In this class you will learn how to plan,
conduct, and evaluate prescribed burns to accomplish ecological and other natural resource management
The class sessions will be
combinations of lecture, discussion, and hands-on experiences. We expect you
actively participate by asking questions, contributing to discussions and making
this a safe and effective learning environment. There will be two all-day
Saturday field trips that you will
be required to attend. You will also be required to participate in
prescribed burns on at least two different days (we encourage you to
participate in all burn days). The burns will be scheduled sometime during the semester
depending on fuel and weather conditions. The burns may or may not take
place on a weekend, and will probably be conducted during afternoon and evening
hours. When possible, the dates for burns will be announced well in
advance in class and
by electronic mail, but it is possible that you will have only a few hours
This is one of the core, required courses in the BS in Fire Ecology
and Management program.
The syllabus and
schedule for Fall 2012 are available
here. The majority of class materials are on BBlearn.
Help us make this course a very effective learning
experience for you and for us by actively participating!