This highly successful program prepares natural resources professionals to meet the challenges of implementing ecosystem management. Participants gain an understanding of how the human dimension, ecology, and economics function and interact, and apply this understanding in ecosystem and landscape management. Learning is in an interdisciplinary environment and the intended audience is natural resource professionals from all disciplines involved in wildland management.
The CEEM program is based on three courses which present basic concepts and methods central to effective ecosystem management. It is designed to be a fully integrated, interdisciplinary, coverage of ecosystem management. Each module covers the breadth of ecosystem management; i.e., physical, biological, and social aspects are covered in each module. The progression from module to module is from the conceptual to the applied. Each module must be attended by each participant in the order in which it is offered and candidates should not apply unless they are able and willing to attend and complete each module.
The total cost for all three modules is $4,650. CEEM can be taken for university credit; each module is a separate 4 semester credit course (for a total of 12 credits). The cost of registering for credit is included in the cost of the program.