Protecting Park Values

Protecting Park Values - NRT211

This course examines the effects of natural and man created disturbances (forest fires, forest insects, tree diseases and recreational stressors) on the ecological health of and their management in, parks and protected areas. Fire ecology, fire suppression and fire use (prescribed burning) concepts, tools and techniques are introduced. Park protection issues will be covered including: assessing and ameliorating the impacts of recreational activities on parks, invasive plant species, restoration concepts, the concept of ecological integrity, and commemorative heritage protection.