BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENRT-273 - Wildlife Ecology - 5.00 Credits

ENRT-273 - Wildlife Ecology - 5.00 Credits

Course Details
This course gives an overview of wildlife species (mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians) identification and their habitat requirements with special emphasis on maintaining Biodiversity, and managing forest habitat for wildlife in the interior of British Columbia. This course also focuses on population dynamics and habitat assessment of wildlife species with special emphasis on managing diversity of forest habitats for wildlife in the interior of British Columbia.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES) Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Environmental Resources Technology Diploma - Year 2 Spring
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2018 (January - April)
  • Spring 2019 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : ENRT 170,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field. Bachelor's degree in a related field with experience will be considered.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week
    Contact Hours: 75
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • describe plant and animal survival strategies;
  • identify factors affecting plant and animal succession;
  • identify major wildlife species as well as specify the preferred habitat and range of those species;
  • collect, quantify and map wildlife habitat data;
  • identify threatened, endangered and vulnerable wildlife species;
  • apply statistics relevant to sampling methods;
  • utilize graphs and mathematical models to analyze wildlife populations;
  • create sketches and maps from field observations;
  • apply knowledge of management principles, ethics and sustainability as they relate to wildlife resources;
  • identify challenges related to wildlife in captivity, wildlife viewing and regulated hunting;
  • prescribe techniques to minimize human impact on critical wildlife values;
  • define significance of ecosystem biodiversity as it relates to wildlife;
  • interpret legislated directives for land use priorities in sensitive ecosystems; and
  • correlate traditional First Nations management practices to contemporary practices.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Bolen, Eric G. and Robinson, William L. Wildlife Ecology and Management. Current edition. Pearson Education Inc.
  • Scalet, Charles, G., Flake, Lester D. and Willis, David W. Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries. Current edition. Freeman and Company.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    ENRT-273-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M9:00AM - 12:00PM02 Jan 201816 Apr 2018
    M1:30PM - 3:30PM  
     
    ENRT-273-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M9:00AM - 12:00PM02 Jan 201916 Apr 2019
    M1:30PM - 3:30PM