NRCS 9 step Planning Process: Design Alternatives

Registration Eligibility
open
Start Date
04/10/2017
End Date
04/10/2019
Description
This course talks about planning and anticipating the design and management of the land, particularly with focus on managed agricultural landscapes. Further discussed is the Alternative Futures Project, where two or more alternatives are considered, the alternatives are represented spatially, and evaluations are conducted to determine the land's potential, among others.
The course also touches on the subjects of water quality, as well as biodiversity in agricultural watersheds. Also discussed are relevant natural and cultural processes that affect the designs and circumstances.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe how Alternative Futures Projects can be used in conjunction with the NRCS 9-Step Planning process to facilitate land management decisions at multiple scales.
2. Understand how to integrate spatially explicit social, economic, and land use data into historical, current and projected ecological conditions to evaluate alternatives for land management.
3. Understand the compelling nature of visually presenting land management scenarios to decision-makers so that they can better understand the long-term ecological and economic consequences of their actions on the landscape and local communities.
Instructors
David Hulse, Professor of Landscape Architecture – University of Oregon
Website Registration
Course Codes
LA-17061
Provider
ISDM


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