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ENCS352 Natural Resource and Environmental Law Course Page

Description: Overview of Canadian laws and policies designed to control air, land, and water pollution including licensing systems, quasi-criminal sanctions, and environmental impact assessment processes. The course will also review relevant constitutional issues and consider alternative legal approaches to the resolution of environmental problems. Prerequisite: Completion of *60 of university-level course work. [Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology].

ENCS356 Principles of Rangeland Conservation and Habitat Management Course Page

Description: An introduction to rangeland conservation and wildlife habitat management. Examines the effects of grazing and browsing on ecosystems components, including rangeland soils, plants, plant communities, and landscapes. Discusses interactions among herbivores including livestock and wildlife. Reviews practical management activities such as rangeland inventory, improvements, planning, and condition assessment. Prerequisite: *3 in university-level biology. [Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science]

ENCS406 Rangeland Plant Communities of Western Canada Course Page

Description: Examines major rangeland plant communities and their physical environments in western Canada, including individual plant identification and ecology. Includes a review of various land uses such as livestock and wildlife grazing within these communities, their response to disturbances such as herbivory and fire, and other management considerations. Graduate students may not register for credit (see AFNS 506). Credit will only be given for one of AFNS 506 and ENCS 406. Prerequisite: one of ENCS 356, REN R 120 or BOT 210; ENCS 356 strongly recommended. [Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science ]

ENCS407 Rangeland Plant Communities of North America Course Page

Description: An in-depth study of the plants and communities of North American rangelands and wildland ecosystems, and their management. Prerequisites: ENCS 356; ENCS 406 strongly recommended. [Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science]

ENCS471 Practical Case Studies in Rangeland Management and Conservation Course Page

Description: Cumulative effects of fire, grazing, browsing, and improvement practices on the productivity and species composition of range and pasture ecosystems, including management implications. Extended field trip prior to the start of classes. Offered in alternate years commencing 2001-02. Graduate students may not register for credit (see AFNS 572). Credit will only be given for one of AFNS 572 and ENCS 471. Prerequisite: ENCS 356. ENCS 406 strongly recommended. [Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science]

ENCS473 Environmental and Conservation Policy Course Page

Description: An overview of principles and programs relating to environmental and conservation policy. Selected local, national, and international environmental policy issues. Prerequisite: One of the following: AREC 200, FOREC 345, AREC 365, ECON 365, ECON 369. Credit will only be given for one of ENCS 473 and ECON 467. [Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology].

ENCS673 Environmental and Conservation Policy Course Page

Description: An overview of principles and programs relating to environmental and conservation policy. Selected local, national, and international environmental policy issues. Prerequisite: One of the following: AREC 200, FOREC 345, INT D 365, AREC 365, ECON 365, INT D 369, ECON 369. Not available for students with credit in ENCS 473. Available only to students in MBA/MAg, MBA/MF, MBA in Natural Resource and Energy Programs, or by consent of Department. [Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology].