ERIC Number: ED429652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Employers in Natural Resources--What They're Telling Us.
Chemeketa Community Coll., Salem, OR.; Northwest Center Sustainable Resources, Salem, OR.
This reports describes the ways in which model programs created by the Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources (NCSR) are based upon employers' needs and recommendations. An introductory essay describes Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a form of remote sensing technology with satellite imagery, that is a promising tool for analyzing natural resource management and policy alternatives. The report outlines a workshop on defining environmental technology, with a chart that highlights the broad job functions for the following occupational titles and technical positions: (1) aquatic ecology; (2) botany; (3) terrestrial ecology; (4) fire management; (5) forestry; (6) forest engineering; (7) geographic information systems; (8) geology; (9) hydrology; (10) range technician; (11) rare/endangered species specialist; (12) recreation technician; (13) soil conservancy; (14) wetlands technician; and (15) wildlife technician. Next, the report provides transcripts of NCSR focus group interviews conducted at Chemeketa Community College with representatives of four related industries. The report also provides "DACUM Charts" ("Developing A CurriculUM") that outline job duties and required knowledge for six jobs in the natural resources area. Finally, the report includes charts regarding the partnerships between NCSR and the following community colleges: Feather River College; Central Oregon Community College; Chemeketa Community College; Grays Harbor College; Western Center; and Shasta College. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Undergraduate Education.
Authoring Institution: Chemeketa Community Coll., Salem, OR.; Northwest Center Sustainable Resources, Salem, OR.