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NATRS 386 - Bio Invasions: Invasive Species Management

Credits: 5
Walks students through the positive identification of invasive species and noxious weeds in Washington State. Students have the opportunity to learn about non-plant invasive and observe or participate in their management. Students learn sources of invasive species, methods of control and visit sites where biological, mechanical and chemical control has been used. Students learn the ecology behind biological invasions and assess invasive species control in the field. Students participate in mechanical control methods in various locations targeting various invasive species and have the opportunity to observe chemical methods. Students produce an invasive species management plan.

Enrollment Requirement: ENGL 128  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; and concurrent enrollment in NATRS 417 ; and instructor consent.

Course Fee: $50.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Access and utilize resources for identifying, classifying and reporting invasive species in Washington state.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the ecology of invasive species.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of three methods of control for biological invasive.
  4. Participate in the control and management of invasive species.
  5. Write an integrated invasive management plan.

Program Outcomes
  1. Attain a job in the Natural Resources field.
  2. Manage Forestland and Resources to attain positive outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communications between industry partners and cooperator.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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