ENV 770b () / 2021-2022

Western Lands and Communities Field Clinic: Research to Practice

Credits: 3

Spring 2022: Time and location TBA

This project-based course is for students engaged in basic research, humanities study, applied management, and/or conservation policy in Western U.S. landscapes. Western lands and communities face a host of growing ecological, economic, and social equity problems that require integrated solutions. Either individually or in teams, students will work closely with the professor and practitioner-clients (e.g., land trusts, federal land agencies, Native Nations, local governments, NGOs, etc.) to conduct scholarly research or complete an applied project. Research-oriented students will learn and apply skills for data collection, analysis, and scholarly writing for publication. Applied students will design and carry out a client-based project with concrete deliverables. The course includes a mandatory field trip to the Intermountain West during the first or second week of spring break. As such, the course is capped at 12 and requires an application.