BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENRT-140 - Wildland Recreation - 3.00 Credits

ENRT-140 - Wildland Recreation - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course provides the participant with an understanding of the potential for Western Canadian wilderness areas to meet the social and cultural needs of society. The course will also develop concepts of the balance among social, cultural and economic needs of society and how careful integration of activity on wilderness areas can work toward optimizing all societal values. The course will focus on a broad range of wilderness recreation activity, particularly in areas associated with First Nation communities.
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  • Prerequisites : Program admission/instructor permission.
    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: 45
    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:
  • recognize, describe and evaluate wilderness sites for eco tourism potential;

  • specify operational requirements for recreation sites;

  • assess potential recreation sites with regards to natural and man made hazards;

  • list and describe the most common types of eco tourism activities in Western Canada;

  • demonstrate safe and effective participation in a variety of “back-country” recreation activities;define and describe provincial and federal parks;

  • describe how wild land recreation is integrated with resource management planning at the operational level;

  • describe how resource development infrastructure impacts wildlife recreation opportunities and values;

  • prepare preliminary designs for a wilderness recreation site; and

  • demonstrate leadership skills necessary to organize and safely facilitate eco tourism events.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Stedham, Glen. Bush Basics. Current edition. Victoria, B.C. Orca Book Publishers.
  • Hampton, Bruce and Cole, David. Soft Paths. Current edition. Mechanicsburg, PA. Stackpole Books.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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