BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENRT-273 - Wildlife Ecology - 5.00 Credits

ENRT-273 - Wildlife Ecology - 5.00 Credits

Course Details
This course gives an overview of wildlife species (mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians) identification and their habitat requirements with special emphasis on maintaining Biodiversity, and managing forest habitat for wildlife in the interior of British Columbia. This course also focuses on population dynamics and habitat assessment of wildlife species with special emphasis on managing diversity of forest habitats for wildlife in the interior of British Columbia.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Environmental Resources Technology Diploma - Year 2 Spring
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Spring 2025 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : ENRT 170,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field. Bachelor's degree in a related field with experience will be considered.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week
    Contact Hours: 75
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • describe plant and animal survival strategies;

  • identify factors affecting plant and animal succession;

  • identify major wildlife species as well as specify the preferred habitat and range of those species;

  • collect, quantify and map wildlife habitat data;

  • identify threatened, endangered and vulnerable wildlife species;

  • apply statistics relevant to sampling methods;

  • utilize graphs and mathematical models to analyze wildlife populations;

  • create sketches and maps from field observations;

  • apply knowledge of management principles, ethics and sustainability as they relate to wildlife resources;

  • identify challenges related to wildlife in captivity, wildlife viewing and regulated hunting;

  • prescribe techniques to minimize human impact on critical wildlife values;

  • define significance of ecosystem biodiversity as it relates to wildlife;

  • interpret legislated directives for land use priorities in sensitive ecosystems; and

  • correlate traditional First Nations management practices to contemporary practices.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Bolen, Eric G. and Robinson, William L. Wildlife Ecology and Management. Current edition. Pearson Education Inc.
  • Scalet, Charles, G., Flake, Lester D. and Willis, David W. Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries. Current edition. Freeman and Company.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM08 Jan 202419 Apr 2024
    W2:00PM - 4:00PM  
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM06 Jan 202517 Apr 2025
    TH1:00PM - 3:00PM