mine how science can help to inform land management decisions and resource challenges in he San Juan Mountains. This three-week Maymester course is based in Durango and Silverton, Colorado and is offered by theMountain Studies Institute in partnership with the San Juan Collaboratory and CU-Boulder Continuing Education.
The course will examine natural resource management through a field-based case-study approach. Topics will include land management policy; management of natural resources of air quality, water, forests, and wetlands; and address issues such as forest ecosystem health, recreation, wildfire, oil and gas development, air and water pollution, and climate change. Due to the many logistics and planning requirements of this program, participation requires cooperation and a “spirit of adventure.”
ENVS 2100 prerequisites include two courses (six credits) in natural sciences, and completion is worth three, CU-Boulder credits. The class begins May 14 and concludes June 1. Tuition is $1,600.
A portion of this course will be based at the Fort Lewis College campus in Durango and the other portion of the class will take place at the Mountain Studies Institute in Silverton. For students not based in Durango or Silverton, please refer to the course syllabus for accommodations information or contact Emily Olson.
The Mountain Studies Institute offers a limited number of $200 scholarships to course participants who have a need for financial assistance and who will contribute 10 volunteer hours assisting course instructors with planning, logistics, set-up/clean-up, etc. Download a scholarship application and submit your application to Emily Olson by April 27, 2012.
For questions regarding CU-Boulder credit, application of other scholarships, or GI benefits towards the cost of the course, contact Silvie Kilworth.