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Indigenous People and Co-management REM 606 (5)

Students taking this course will develop the analytical skills to identify and evaluate general types, stages of development, and particular aspects of co-management within a broader framework of what is possible in co-management and co-governance arrangements. Students will learn to situate their particular research question and resource type (fish, forests, wildlife, water, parks, etc.) in relation to and in comparison with other resource types and research questions, e.g., what are the givens and the constraints of co-managing a fugacious resource such as fish or wildfire vs. a stationary resource such as forests? They will develop an appreciation of the particular roles that communities of place, especially indigenous people, may play in co-management, and the types of co-management institutions that are most appropriate for them. They will be able to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of different kinds of co-managing partnerships, and appreciate the broader governance issues which influences co-management arrangements. Students with credit for REM 662 under the topic title "Aboriginal People & Co-mgmt" may not take this course for further credit.