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IM - Introductory/Intermediate

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Maine is home to almost 100 land trusts and other non-profits which help conserve about 2,500,000 acres which are open to the public for hiking, snowmobiling, boating, and other outdoor recreation. Students taking this course will learn about how land trusts and other conservation entities in Maine function as an organization, acquire land, and steward it. Additionally, they will learn how land management such as forestry, farming, trail-making, and invasive plant mediation contributes to conservation. We visit local conserved lands and to meet with professionals in the land trust community, virtually and in the field. Other class time will be used for student-led discussions. Primary readings will be based on the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices Curriculum and documents from the Maine Land Trust Network. Students will be evaluated on weekly responses to their readings and speakers, problem sets, and a final project. This could be a good course for students hoping to get to know the area and who wish to learn more about land conservation strategies in Maine.



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