An integral part of natural resources management is the development and enforcement of regulations and laws. This ensures equitable public use of resources and the sustainability of populations and their land and water habitats.
General classes in natural resources, wildlife and fisheries management, recreation, and land use planning are combined with criminal justice/law enforcement classes.
After completing coursework and training in first aid and traffic law, students may attend a skills session and take the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification examination. This is required for all law enforcement careers with agencies, counties, and municipalities.
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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