Sustainable Forest Policy – Fall 2012
Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 – 12:20
Forest Science Centre 1221
Final Exam: December 12 8:30-10:30, FSC 1005
Review Session: Monday December 10, 12-1, FSC 1221
Special Office Hours December 11 10-2
Professor: George Hoberg
This course examines the challenges in designing policies for the sustainable management of renewable natural resources by focusing on forest policy in British Columbia. The concepts developed throughout the course are generally applicable, but this course focuses on forest policy in British Columbia. The course focuses on the following policy drivers:
- A diversity of political actors, including environmentalists and First Nations
- International forces
- Market forces
- Climate change
Throughout the course, a series of themes will be developed linking these drivers to specific cases in BC forest policy. Special attention will be given to the challenge of preserving old growth forests in the “Great Bear Rainforest” region. Students will be required to demonstrate an understanding of the course themes and how they apply to specific cases in BC forest policy.
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Full course syllabus: FRST 415 syllabus Aug 27 2012 version(pdf)