An Introduction into the Endangered Species Act (ESA) (2 Hours)
Focusing primarily on the federal Endangered Species Act, Wildlife Management, Policy and Law provides in-depth study into the law and the decision processes, which enter into wildlife employment by state and federal wildlife managers. The course will include detailed review of the Endangered Species Act, major rules promulgated under the Act, "on-the-ground" applications, and case studies, which put the student in the shoes of policy-makers. The course is intended to be comprehensive in its perspective, looking at policy decisions from the viewpoint of agency personnel, environmental advocates, water and land development managers, and citizens at large.
- Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
- Learn about key provisions of Endangered species act
- Identify National conservation policies affecting wildlife
- Describe how wildlife becomes endangered and list examples of endangered wildlife
- Learn Federal enforcement program in protecting endangered species
- Identify the issues landowners and developers face regarding endangered species protection.