Traditional Systems of Land and Resource Management

PART OF: Restoration of Natural Systems - Certificate, Restoration of Natural Systems - Diploma

Course description

This course examines the systems of land and resource management traditionally practiced by Indigenous Peoples and the effects of these systems within the environment. Specifically, we’ll explore the role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)—also called local knowledge—in documenting and understanding the complexity of ecosystems, and consider the contributions of TEK and traditional land management to ecosystem maintenance and restoration.

The course will also address the question of how traditional land and resource management strategies can be incorporated into resource management programs, including ecological restoration.

Format

Semi-distance format requiring attendance on campus for five days, plus readings/assignments to be completed before and after the on-campus portion of the course.

Tuition and Fee Payment:

RNS Diploma students pay $100 of the course tuition upon registration, with the remainder paid via their UVic MyPage account.

RNS Certificate students pay the full course tuition upon registration.

Prerequisites

Acceptance to the RNS program or a combination of work and/or education experience equivalent to third-year standing.

If you’re not currently enrolled in the Restoration of Natural Systems (RNS) program, including UVic and Letter of Permission students from RRU and TRU, you must obtain approval from the Program Coordinator (ecorestoration@uvic.ca) before registering.

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