BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENRT-271 - Grasslands Ecology - 5.00 Credits

ENRT-271 - Grasslands Ecology - 5.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is an introduction to grassland management concentrating on range concepts and plant communities. The course will include range management, short duration grazing, grazing standards, tenures, planning and livestock management and economics. The student will complete range unit plans and a business plan for a cow/calf operation. Field trips and a plant collection will play a large role in the education process. Successful completion of this course may lead to employment as a range technician.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Environmental Resources Technology Diploma - Year 2 Fall
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • 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
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • collect and analyze data specific to and required for range management;

  • identify grassland and forest ecosystem plants used by First Nations;

  • apply knowledge of management principles, ethics and sustainability as they relate to grassland resources;

  • identify plants important to grassland communities;

  • understand and describe basic morphology and physiology of grasses, forbs, shrubs and other important grassland plants;

  • understand and describe hydrology and erosion factors that affect grassland communities;

  • understand and describe livestock management principles as they relate to grassland ecosystems;

  • evaluate condition of range resources;

  • develop range use plans; and

  • access and describe range tenure.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Campell, C.W. and Bawtree, A.H. Rangeland Handbook for B.C. Current edition. British Columbia Cattlemen’s Association.
  • Holechek, Jerry L., Pieper, Rex D. and Herbel, Carlton H. Range Management Principles and Practices. Current edition. Prentice Hall Inc.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM04 Sep 202418 Dec 2024
    TH1:00PM - 3:00PM