EVSP331 – Public Lands Management – Final Assessment Week 8

Download the Final Assessment Word document. Complete the answers and upload it here by the deadline for grading. Remember to cite your work, using proper APA formatting.

As this is Week 8, there are no informal extensions granted for the end date of the class.

The topic for the final assessment is the resource management practices of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service. Using the information from weeks 7 and 8 lessons and your assigned readings, use this assessment to discuss what you have learned concerning the authorities, activities, and management practices of the USFWS and the NPS, and the future of public lands in the U.S.



Question 1. Discuss and compare the management strategies of the USFWS, highlighting the National Wildlife Refuge System. (20 points)


Question 2. Summarize the USFWS approach to planning in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Do you agree or disagree with this approach? Why? (20 points)


Question 3.  Explain how the Forest Reserves Act and the 1897 Organic Act have resulted in the National Park system we have today. Include a brief historical development timeline of US National Parks. (20 points)


Question 4. Summarize how the National Park System has addressed the issue of “social carrying capacity.” (20 points)


Question 5.  Explain how the National Park Service employs multiple-use strategies in balancing preservation goals and resource use/visitor use. (20 points)

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