Renewable Resource Management
off-campus site through a satellite campus or regional partner.
Rejuvenate disturbed land. Investigate greenhouse gas emissions from landscapes. Consider land, water and plant data through the lens of sustainability. Explore how management influences sustainable development.
Sustainable use of our land, water and plant resources is increasingly recognized as a key societal goal in the 21st Century. Management of these resources requires a combination of applied science and management skills with an understanding of the broad societal context. Renewable Resource Management provides essential skills in resource management coupled with a broader understanding of the role of management in society.
Renewable Resource Management combines science, field study, economics, policy, and project design and implementation to produce a unique educational experience for students. Graduates will be grounded in key applied-science skills such as the use of computer-based decision support systems, identification of key landscape components and evaluation of economics. They will also understand how to apply these tools to specific resource issues throughout Western Canada.
The Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management offers two specializations. The Resource Science specialization provides students with hands-on, practical experience in field measurement and assessment. The Resource Economics and Policy specialization involves the development of policies directly relevant to the management of bioresources.
Renewable Resource Management combines science, field study, economics, policy, and project design and implementation to produce a unique educational experience for students. The Resource Science specialization third year field school provides students with hands-on, practical experience in field measurement and assessment. Students in both specializations participate in a gorup project design course and complete a resource management group project, enabling students to gain real-world experience as they develop their leadership and management skills.
Identification of Saskatchewan Plants and Soils
Will provide training in the identification of common plants and soils found in the major ecozones of Saskatchewan. The principles of mapping plant communities and soil units will also be covered in each ecozone along with the application of plant and soil information to wetland classification.
Natural Resource Management and Indigenous Peoples
Explores the concepts, practices and issues associated with the management of land and resources by Canada�s Aboriginal peoples. By examining the premises underlying varying approaches to resource management, this course will examine Aboriginal rights and management responsibility for fisheries, water resources, wildlife, forestry, parks and protected areas, and non-renewable resources. This course also examines the role of traditional/local ecological knowledge in resource management and impact assessment.
An independent group study that provides experience in the principles and practice of executing a project in renewable resource management from the proposal stage to the presentation of the final report. Fourth year students from both the science and Policy and Economics majors of the program will propose and execute a real-world resource management project. Successful completion of the group project requires students to develop and exercise skills in group coordination, logistics, and liaising with external stakeholders.
The Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management is an applied science degree that prepares students for careers in renewable resource management. The degree focuses on management of land, biotic and water resources and provides sufficient technical skills to ensure that graduates are highly employable in the resource sector.
The renewable and non-renewable resource sectors are booming in Western Canada, creating a growing market for graduates. A variety of careers await graduates in both governmental and non-governmental sectors:
- Bioremediation of Contaminated Land
- Vegetation Management technicians
- Environmental Advocacy
- Environmental Consulting and Regulating
- Environmental Research
- Forestry and Agroforestry
- Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
- Indigenous Peoples’ Resource Management
- Parks and Land Management
Students who have completed a two-year diploma in a related area may be eligible to receive up to two years transfer credit towards the Resource Science major of the B.Sc. (Renewable Resource Management).
An RRM degree is also a highly useful and marketable background for studies in other areas such as business, communications, marketing, politics, education, journalism or law.
Graduates from this program also have excellent prospects as Masters students at the U of S and at universities across North America and internationally.