This course provides students with tools necessary to understand the publics who impact natural resources management and how to communicate with them and resolve conflicts. Students develop public relations plans and communications products for local organizations that seek to address the wants, needs, and communications strategies necessary to provide proper education and leadership to targeted publics.
This course can be applied towards:
(NR 100 to 481-at least 1 course) and (CO 100 to 481-at least 1 course or JTC 100 to 481-at least 1 course or SPCM 100 to 481-at least 1 course).
Offered only through the Division of Continuing Education. Recommended preparation: one introductory course in natural resource management; one communication course (speech, writing, journalism).
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Communication Skills for Conservation Professionals, 2nd Ed. (2009)
- Environmental Leadership: Developing Effective Skills and Styles (1993)
J. K. Berry & J.C. Gordon
- Resolving Environmental Conflict Towards Sustainable Community Development, 2nd Ed. (2012)
- The Communicator's Handbook: Tools, Techniques and Technology (1996)
Dr. Delwin Benson is Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist in the Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University since 1975. He has extensive experience concerning wildlife management in Canada, South Africa, Australia, South America and Europe.