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Issue paper 1:
Aldo Leopold said: "All ethics rest on a single premise, that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, water, plants, and animals, or collectively, the land."
Leopold went on to say that "we can be ethical only in relation to something we can see, feel, understand, and love."
Describe a landscape that has personal meaning for you. This should be a biotic community, rather than an urban or human-built environment. Examples: a favorite place for hiking, fishing camping, or other recreation; some place that has inspired you, even if you have never been there, such as a distant national park; your family farm or ranch. Try to be as specific as possible, e.g. instead of "Oregon Coast" narrow it down to a favorite beach or park.
Your completed assignment must meet the following criteria:
Issue paper 2:
For the landscape that you identified in your first issue paper, explore some of the issues relating to management of its natural resources.
Develop a full report (minimum 1500 words), meeting the following criteria:
Career Exploration: Report on what you learn about career opportunities. Minimum length of report: 500 words.
Complete the Library Research Tutorial.
This will help you learn about how to approach your issue paper topic. There are three parts to the tutorial and three quizzes. You can read over the material as much as you like before taking each quiz, but you are graded on your first attempt at taking the quiz so be sure you feel prepared. When you take the quiz, use your instructors email address. Click here to begin the Library Research Tutorial. Read over the information on this page before beginning research on the following assignments:
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A word to the wise:, the first floor, which houses most forestry material, seems complicated at first. On this floor we house older volumes of journals in "compact shelving" on the North side. Journals volumes from 1990 through last year are shelved with the books on the South side. The current year of print journals are unbound in display shelving in the Southeast corner.
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