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Course Information
Community and Natural Resource Management

Course Description
This course introduces the breadth of consideration involved in community resource management. Course content includes theoretical frameworks, methodological investigation, and applied practices to enhance community development professionals’ ability to work with their communities to plan, develop, and monitor the conservation and development of the natural resources with multiple functions.

Jessica Schad

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Sustainable and Resilient Communities: A Comprehensive Action Plan for Towns, Cities, and Regions
Coyle, Stephen
Edition: 11th
ISBN: 978-0-470-53647-6
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc

Community-based Natural Resource Management: Issues and Cases from South Asia.
Menon, Ajit, Praveen Singh, Esha Shah, Sharachchandra Lele, Suhas Paranjape, and K.L. Joy
ISBN: 9780761935742
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Understanding Climate Change: Lessons from community-based approaches
Ensor, Jonathan and Rachel Berger
ISBN: 978-1-85339-683-0
Publisher: Practical Action Publishing

Frontiers in Resource and Rural Economics: human-nature, urban-rural interdependencies
Wu, JunJie, Paul W. Barkley and Bruce A. Weber, eds
ISBN: 978-1-933115-65-8
Publisher: RFF Press (Resources for the Future)

Course Access
Your username and password for D2L will be the same when you first log in. For example, if your name is MaryJo McCullough, then your username will be MaryJo.McCullough and your password will be MaryJo.McCullough. Usernames and passwords are case sensitive and you will be required to change your password once you have logged in.
If you have trouble completing any of the steps above, forget your password, or have any questions, please contact the SDSU Support Desk at 605-688-6776 for assistance.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

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– – Janice Edwards, Community Development Graduate,