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Natural Resources-Park Management, AAS

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116-118 Credits

This degree program prepares graduates to work in state, private, county, municipal, and federal parks as assistant park rangers and in associated positions. Park management includes interpreting plant and animal ecology to the general public. Park rangers are responsible for constructing and maintaining trails, campgrounds, and facilities. They collect fees, explain and enforce park rules, and promote public safety.

Many Natural Resources course are only offered one time each year. Correct course sequencing important!

Students should begin this program starting at a MATH 70  level or higher and ENGL& 101  completed.

Contacts: Monica Priebe - mpriebe@greenriver.edu, Gene McCaul - gmccaul@greenriver.edu, Sam Thompson - sthompson@greenriver.edu, Jessyka Williams - jrwilliams@greenriver.edu

Program Website: Natural Resources | https://www.greenriver.edu/students/academics/degrees-programs/natural-resources/

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge of ecosystem management techniques to develop forest management objectives related to fire ecology and restoration, riparian and wildlife management including harvest and silvicultural prescriptions.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of biological, abiotic and cultural ecosystems as they apply to natural resource management in today’s society.
  3. Utilize the latest technology in forest navigation, mapping, planning and implementation of forest management practices.
  4. Demonstrate skills to accurately collect, analyze and present a variety of natural resources data collected using the latest field techniques for useful outputs.
  5. Demonstrate good verbal and written communications to disseminate information effectively to a variety of audiences.
  6. Demonstrate competence in assessing recreational needs in the context of environmental considerations in recreational settings.
  7. Demonstrate ability to safely and effectively work in recreational environments.


Natural Resources Classes

Related Instruction Requirements

Satisfies related instruction requirements.

Written Communication
ENGL& 101

Oral Communication
CMST& 220


Human Relations


Substitutions of required courses may be made with the department’s prior approval when it is agreed that the student’s suitability for employment will be enhanced. Examples include courses involving small engine repair, basic carpentry, plumbing or wiring.

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