Course Number: ENVS-306
Course Description: Examines the science and politics that guide national fire policy using as a case study the 92,000 acre B&B Complex Fire that burned in the Deschutes and Willamette National Forests during the summer of 2003. The class will contribute to a project documenting the effects of the B&B Complex Fire, plans for restoration, and implications of state and federal fire policy for fire management in the Deschutes National Forest. Use of the scientific method, through field research, as a way of knowing about the natural world, highlighting the process of scientific inquiry and the interplay between theoretical and experimental analysis. Offered summer. 3 credits (NW) For 2015SU; DCE section AF - entire class is done before classes begin - 6/9/15 - 6/14/15.