NRCS 9 step Planning Process: Design Alternatives

2020 | taught by Mr. Hulse
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Mr. Hulse
Mr. Hulse
Professor of Landscape Architecture – University of Oregon

About the instructor

Mr. Hulse is Philip H. Knight Professor and former Chair in Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon and a founding member of the University's Institute for a Sustainable Environment. His expertise is in the area of geographic information systems and the use of computer-based tools for facilitating land and water use planning and natural resource decision-making.

He has worked extensively as a landscape planner in the U.S. and abroad. Current efforts include work with colleagues at the U.S.E.P.A., the National Science Foundation and Oregon State University on development of spatial decision support systems for creating and evaluating alternative land and water use futures in the Willamette River Basin and elsewhere in Oregon.

Hulse is a graduate of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, a Fulbright Scholar, and a recipient of the US Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology’s Distinguished Landscape Practitioner Award.

This course talks about planning and anticipating the design and management of the land, particularly with focus on managed agricultural landscapes. Further discussed is the Alternative Futures Project, where two or more alternatives are considered, the alternatives are represented spatially, and evaluations are conducted to determine the land's potential, among others.

The course also touches on the subjects of water quality, as well as biodiversity in agricultural watersheds. Also discussed are relevant natural and cultural processes that affect the designs and circumstances.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe how Alternative Futures Projects can be used in conjunction with the NRCS 9-Step Planning process to facilitate land management decisions at multiple scales.

2. Understand how to integrate spatially explicit social, economic, and land use data into historical, current and projected ecological conditions to evaluate alternatives for land management.

3. Understand the compelling nature of visually presenting land management scenarios to decision-makers so that they can better understand the long-term ecological and economic consequences of their actions on the landscape and local communities.

General Course Information

Credits1 CEU/CE/PH/CH, 1.5 for FL
FormatPre-recorded webinar
PresenterDeni LaRue, Communications Professional

Course Approvals

LA CES ApprovedYes
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North Carolina
New York 
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New JerseyYes
GA, MN, and SD
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If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.
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Canada Provinces and Territories

British ColumbiaYes, per reciprocity with LA CES
OntarioYes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course Contents

1 Video
1 Quiz
1 Survey
1.0 hr

Course Curriculum

Designing Alternative Futures
Designing Alternative Futures Quiz
Designing Alternative Futures Survey