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FIRE HISTORY OF THE CASCADES

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. $100 fee for ADP students. 3 credits. (NW)

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