ENVS 320, CONSERVATION ECOLOGY
Fall 2015
 

Lab Schedule (Tentative)
Normal lab time is 1:00-4:00.

Date Topic Location Notes
Aug 24 Local Green Spaces Ruskin Freer Nature Preserve, Blackwater Creek  
Aug 31 Izaak Walton League Madison Heights  
Sep 7 GIS in Conservation:  Managing the Yellowstone Ecosystem Hobbs 209 Short Lab
Sep 14 Turnip the Beets Farm and CSA Amherst County  
Sep 21 Mill Mountain Zoo Roanoke Depart 12:00; Return 5:00
Sep 28 Mussel Conservation Pedlar River  
Oct 5 Wildlife Center of Virginia Waynesboro Return 5:00
  Fall Break is Oct 8-11    
Oct 12 Island Biogeography Hobbs 209 Short Lab
Oct 19 Fire Ecology Bedford County  
Oct 26 Appomattox Court House Historical Park APCO NHP  
Nov 2 Quantifying Landscape Pattern Hobbs 209 Short Lab
Nov 9 James River State Park Norwood  
Nov 16 Managing a Nature Center Claytor Nature Study Center  
Nov 23 No Lab - Thanksgiving Break    
Nov 30 Public Forum:  Reintroducing Wolves to the Yellowstone Ecosystem Hobbs 221 Short Lab

Assignments (unless noted otherwise, each lab assignment is worth 10 points and should be submitted via Moodle 2 by the beginning of Thursday's class)

Local Green Spaces
Prior to lab:   
visit and read the Preserve's webpage and its trail webpage.
visit and read Kathie Driscoll's webpage.
provide 2 typed questions for Kathie; bring these to lab.
these questions and the answer to one of them (hand-written) will be turned in at the end of lab.
After lab:
Kathie is looking to hire a student intern.  See the job description here.  Create a cover letter and resume to apply for this internship.

Izaak Walton League
Prior to lab:   
visit and read the IWL of Lynchburg's webpage and the IWL of America's webpage.
provide 2 typed questions; bring these to lab.
these questions and the answer to one of them (hand-written) will be turned in at the end of lab.
After lab:
Amherst County wants to rezone this property for development.  Write a letter to Mr. Jeremy Bryant, Director of Planning and Zoning for Amherst County, explaining why you think this area should be preserved.
    Jeremy Bryant
    Amherst County Administrative Offices
    153 Washington St
    P.O. Box 390
    Amherst, VA  24521