ENV 770b () / 2021-2022
Western Lands and Communities Field Clinic: Research to Practice
Spring 2022: O, based on student schedules, TBA
This project-based course is for students engaged in basic research, humanities study, applied management, and/or conservation policy in Western U.S. landscapes. Western lands and communities face a host of growing ecological, economic, and social equity problems that require integrated solutions. Either individually or in teams, students will work closely with the professor and/or practitioner-clients (e.g., land trusts, federal land agencies, Native Nations, local governments, NGOs, etc.) to conduct self-driven scholarly research or complete a self-driven applied project. Research-oriented students will learn and apply skills for data collection, analysis, and scholarly writing for publication. Applied students have a clinic-oriented option that will be self-driven, to design and carry out a client-based project with concrete deliverables. The course includes a mandatory field trip to the Intermountain West during the first or second week of spring break. As such, the course is capped at 12 and requires an application.
Write an email with the subject "Field Course Application" to Justin Farrell (firstname.lastname@example.org
) explaining in less than 300 words in total
: (1) Name, degree program, year. (2) Per the course description, what is your specific project? (3) What is your intended end-of-the-semester deliverable for this project? (4) How will this field-based clinic benefit your project? (5) How does this course align with your future professional goals?
Application due date:
ASAP, but no later than January 7