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Natural Resources-Wildland Fire, AAS

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112 Credits

This degree program prepares graduates to perform fire prevention and educational activities. They serve as crew members or leaders of aerial, engine, or ground wildland fire crews.

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, ext. 4509 - 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. Utilize knowledge of Fire Behavior, Fireline Leadership and the concepts of Lookouts, Communication, Escape Routes and Safety Zones (LCES) to assess risk, plan and conduct appropriate actions in incident response and self-management.
  7. Demonstrate basic fire suppression tactics in the field, awareness of structure protection in the Urban Interface and the safe use of hand tools, hose lays, pumps and other fire suppression equipment.
  8. Understand and explain the function of the Incident Command System, identify the various positions, explain their functions and how they interact with each other.


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.

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