This course is not being offered for the current year but is expected to return in the future.
Practical aspects of decision-making in the practice of fish and wildlife management for students who want to increase their depth of understanding in these areas. Labs will illustrate and investigate techniques that provide data for management decisions. A CSL component investigates motivations by hunters and anglers in their activities and is coordinated with the Northwestern Ontario Sportsmen's Alliance. Wild foods are traditionally from hunting and gathering, and the tradition continues with effective fish and wildlife management and strong, often recreationally motivated participation by the public.
Prerequisites: Forestry 3216, 3219 or permission of instructor.
The Northwestern Ontario Sportsmen's Alliance (NOSA) has recently entered into a partnership with the FSRN to conduct a survey that allows investigation into the motivations for hunting and angling. NOSA members likely span a range of positive motivations and effort toward outdoor activities. Motivation may well include the importance of consuming food from fish and wildlife resources in Northwestern Ontario; there is no information currently of this type on record and the members of NOSA feel that it would be useful to have information of motivation and effort better defined to facilitate advocacy of the importance of the region's hunting and fishing activities.
NOSA has become a community partner with the Food Security Research Network to facilitate this student-led research project entitled "Motivations for Hunting and Angling in Northwestern Ontario." Download the survey here.
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