Aircraft are an indispensable tool in certain aspects of resource managements such as wildlife surveys, fire detection and control, radio telemetry studies, and travel to remote sites. This emphasis leads to careers as natural resource pilots employed by state and federal agencies such as the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U. S. Forest Service, and state departments of natural resources.
Video used with permission from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
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Video used with permission from the U.S. Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Video used with permission from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services.
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John Loegering, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Natural Resources program at the University of Minnesota Crookston, discusses the various emphases or program tracks in the major and what sets UMC apart. He describes the applied nature of the program and how that benefits students. One of his main areas of research is in wildlife ecology.
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