NR 515 - Natural Resources Policy and Biodiversity

  • 3 credits

This course addresses natural resources policy formulation from historical and current perspectives. It addresses traditional land use issues (forestry, range, wildlife, land, water, and air) from individual perspectives and using the holistic concepts of biodiversity which seek integrated planning and management. Students read about significant laws, court decisions, and policy; follow bills and report about the legislative process; and evaluate modern projects with a biodiversity goal.

This course can be applied toward:


One course in political science; introductory course to natural resources management fields.

Important Information

Registration is restricted to FWCB Plan C Masters students through Dec. 20. Any seats remaining in the course will be available to non-Plan C students after Dec. 20.

Textbooks and Materials

Required Texts
North American Wildlife Policy and Law (2018)
W.B Kessler, B.D Leopold, and J.L. Cummins
ISBN: 978-1940860275
*Not available in the CSU Bookstore.
Textbook may be purchased here.
Coupon code to save 50% on the hardcover or e-book editions (discount taken at checkout): NAWPLPM50


Ed Arnett
Ed Arnett

Dr. Ed Arnett is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University since 2014. He also is Chief Executive Officer for The Wildlife Society – the professional society for wildlife biologists and students with more than 11,000 members. He has extensive experience in wildlife management, research, and policy in North America.

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