This is a graduate-level course providing students with a fundamental understanding of The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). NEPA mandates that all federally-sponsored projects significantly impacting the quality of the human environment must go through a detailed analysis of those impacts. The NEPA model has been replicated in many state and local policies, and around the world.
Admission to the Masters of Natural Resources Stewardship degree program. Written consent of instructor can substitute for degree program requirement.
This course can be applied towards:
Admission to the Master of Natural Resources Stewardship graduate degree or consent of instructor.
Registration is restricted to students admitted to the Master of Natural Resources Stewardship degree program. Contact Sonya Le Febre the week prior to the course start to inquire about registering as a non-admitted student.
Textbook and Materials
Kathie Mattor, Ph.D., is an Instructor and Research Scientist in the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department at Colorado State University. She teaches natural resource policy courses in-person at the Fort Collins campus and on-line through the Masters in Natural Resource Stewardship Program.
Kathie’s research program focuses on the evaluation of forest policies and programs promoting resilient forests and communities, the communication and implementation of science, and the role of collaboration and community-based forestry programs in sustainable forest management and community resilience.