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Natural Resources

Chair: Chad Dewey
Phone: (435) 283-7337

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Natural Resources are the materials or substances found in nature that have value. Students will study many different types of natural resources, including: plants, animals, soil, water, air, minerals, and fossil fuels. They will study how biotic resources react with abiotic resources and further understand how to manage those resources for future sustainability. At Snow College, students can major in Natural Resources while pursuing either the Associate of Science or Associate of Arts Degree or students can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Natural Resources. 


Students will:

  • Be able to write coherent reports and documents
  • Be able to explain the history and policies associated with land use
  • Be able to be an advocate for multiple and sustain able use of our natural resources
  • Be able to evaluate range resource health through proper monitoring techniques
  • Be able to demonstrate accurate monitoring procedures
  • Be able to apply economic management principles to natural resource use
  • Be able to assess present conditions and determine the action needed to obtain desired result based on a critical analysis of situations
  • Understand how natural resources provide our food, fiber, standard of living and recreation
  • Understand how resources are interconnected and that management of some resources without consideration of other resources can lead to unexpected results
  • Learn to work effectively both individually and with others through class projects and through internship experiences
  • Be able to communicate in electronic, verbal, and written formats
  • Demonstrate competency in utilizing geospatial technologies (Global Positioning System – GPS, Geographic Information System – GIS, and remote sensing)
  • Demonstrate the ability to reason scientifically

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