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Applications of Fire in Ecosystem Restoration RENR 8104

Renewable Resources Course

Course details

The course reviews and expands upon the fundamentals of fire science, documents the ecological role of fire in British Columbia’s terrestrial ecosystems and examines fire as a management tool for various applications, such as biodiversity, fuel management, wildlife habitat, and rehabilitation of degraded forest, range and other wildland ecosystems.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

4.0

Cost

$997.70

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of RENR 8104 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 83076

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Apr 18 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 83076
  • $997.70
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Apr 18 Tue 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby SE04 Rm. 106
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$997.70

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Departmental Approval is required. Please contact Giti Abouhamzeh at giti_abouhamzeh@bcit.ca or 778-331-1392 to get permission. No Class on Tuesday, Jan 03rd due to stat holiday.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the theoretical elements of fire behaviour, including the interaction of fuels, weather and topography.
  • List and describe various technical instruments used to help predict fire behaviour and to monitor prescribed fire results.
  • List and describe the impacts of fire on terrestrial ecosystems.
  • List and describe some measures that can be used to avoid or mitigate the above-mentioned impacts.
  • Compare and contrast fire with other natural and human kinds of ecosystem disturbances.
  • Describe the potential role of prescribed fire for maintaining critical wildlife habitat for designated wildlife species in a specified geographic area.
  • Write a 2000- word technical paper describing the natural role of fire for a specific geographic area.
  • Identify laws, regulations and government policies relevant to the use of prescribed fire in British Columbia.
  • Know how to research, identify and recognize the multiple values at risk and potential constraints on a specific geographic area that apply to the use of prescribed fire in the area.
  • Write a complete prescribed fire plan for a specified area.
  • Give a presentation on risk assessment and risk management measures for the prescribed fire plan mentioned above.
  • Using assigned case studies, compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of prescribed fire as a fuel management vehicle for parks, wilderness areas, and urban interface areas.

Effective as of Fall 2017

Related Programs

Applications of Fire in Ecosystem Restoration (RENR 8104) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Ecological Restoration
    Bachelor of Science Full-time/Part-time

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