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Guided Independent Learning & Research in Ecology from the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources More

To complete the certificate program, students must take at least 15 credits and meet the credit requirements of each course group.

You may download this certificate check sheet in pdf format.

 Fire Ecology Course Group (3 credits)
FOR 326 Fire Ecology and Management (FOR 221 or REM 221)
3 cr.
FOR 426 Fire Ecology and Management—Available Online
3 cr.
FOR 526 Fire Ecology—Available Online
3 cr.


 Ecology Course Group (3 credits)
FOR 330 Forest Ecosystem Processes 4 cr.
FOR 531 Invasion Biology (Basic introductory genetics class and ecology)
3 cr.
REM 429 Landscape Ecology (FOR 221 or REM 221)
3 cr.
REM 440 Wildland Restoration Ecology (REM 221 or FOR 221, or equiv.)—Available Online 3 cr.
REM 459 Rangeland Ecology (online only)
2 cr.
REM 460 Rangeland Ecology: Current Topics and Field Studies 1 cr.

 Fuels and Fuels Management Course Group (3 credits)
FOR 427 Prescribed Burning Lab (FOR 326, REM 244*; Coreq: FOR 326) 3 cr.
FOR 433 Fire and Fuel Modeling (FOR 375, GEOG 385, or perm; Coreq: FOR 450)
2 cr.
FOR 450 Fire Behavior (FOR 326 and PHYS 100/100L or 111/111L; Coreq: FOR 433) 2 cr.

*Senior standing and permissions required


 Applied Tools and Analysis Course Group (3 credits)
FOR 375 Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management (college algebra)
3 cr.
FOR J435/J535 Remote Sensing for Fire Management  (FOR 375 or Permission)
3 cr.
FOR 472 or REM 472 Remote Sensing of the Environment (Rec: PHYS 100 or PHYS 112) 3-4 cr.
FOR 570 Advanced Remote Sensing Measurement Methods (FOR 472 or GEOG 483) 3 cr.
FOR 572 Spatial and Biophysical Modeling 3 cr.
GEOG 475 Advanced GIS (GEOG 385 and STAT 251)
3 cr.
REM 407 GIS Application in Fire Ecology and Management
(FOR 375 or GIS Primer; or permission)—Available Online
2 cr.


 Management, Planning and Policy (3 credits)
CSS 490 Wilderness and Protected Area Management 3 cr.
CSS 573 Planning and Decision Making for Watershed Management—Available Online 3 cr.
FOR 424 Forest Dynamics and Management
(Senior standing and FOR 274, FOR 320, FOR 324 and FOR 330)
4 cr.
FOR 430 Forest Operations (MATH 144, and PHYS 100/100L or PHYS 111/111L) 3 cr.
FOR 454 Air Quality and Smoke Management (FOR 426)
3 cr.
FOR 462 Watershed Science and Management 
(MATH 143, and PHYS 100 or 111, or HS equivalent)
3 cr.
FOR 484^ Forest Policy and Administration (Rec: FOR 235 and CSS 383) 2 cr.
FOR 529 Forest Ecosystem Analysis
3 cr.
REM 456 Integrated Rangeland Management (Rec: REM 151; Prereq: ENGL 317 or ENGL 313)
3 cr.
WLF 492 Wildlife Management 
(WLF 316 and WLF 448; Prereq or Coreq: WLF 482, BIOL 481 or BIOL 483)
4 cr.
FOR 585 Natural Resource Policy Analysis (Undergraduate course in NR policy or political science or permission)
3 cr.

^ FOR 484 substitutes: CSS 364 or CSS 462 or FOR 584 (Available Online)