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					  Graduate Certificate
in Military Sustainability
Enhancing the Military Mission through
Land Management, Policy, and Culture




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Background
 DoD Land Use – Realistic training requires realistic
  training environments. Skills are perishable,
  maintained through regular training.
 Encroachment – external influences that threaten
  or constrain training (e.g., urban development,
  noise complaints, frequency conflicts).
 Promoting “outside the fenceline” compatible
  land uses (i.e., military sustainability) important.



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Background
 Varied perspective between natural resource and
  range operating programs.
 Natural resource students typically deficient in
  understanding DoD land use and mission
  priorities.
 Natural resource careers – DoD is typically not
  presented as an option.
 Improved “literacy” in natural resource and
  military sustainability can occur through
  education and training.


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Need – Education and Training
 Prospective students need broad skills to be
  effective practitioners of sustainability “outside
  the fenceline”.
 In addition to traditional land management skills,
  training in regional planning, policy development
  and implementation, and cultural competencies
  also desired.
 DoD environmental programs offer career
  opportunities within government and defense
  industry.


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Approach
 Develop graduate Certificate in Military Sustainability.
 Complement existing professional degrees (e.g.,
  Masters of Natural Resources, Wildlife Science, and
  Rangeland Ecology).
 Web-based coursework offers maximum flexibility;
  optional short-courses (e.g., “range tour” course).
  Target students – working professionals (e.g., active military/vets).
 Opportunity to integrate research/field experience on
  military installations (students pursuing masters
  requiring a 6-hour non-thesis professional paper).


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Thematic Emphasis Areas
 Land Management
   - Natural resource land management strategies.
   - Military practices/requirements.
   - Sustainability concepts/regional planning.
 Policy
   - Natural resource policies influencing land use.
   - Military policies influencing DoD environmental
     programs.
 Culture
   - Cultural competencies, conflict resolution, and
     collaborative planning.


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Certificate Overview                                Hours
Land Management
 Sustainable Military Land Management                3
 Field Military Land Management                      1
 Geospatial Technology in Military Land Mgmt         2
 Land Management Elective                            3
Policy and Culture
 Natural Resource Policy Seminar                     1
 Cultural Competency/Conflict Resolution Seminar     1
 Policy and Culture Elective                         3
Total                                                14




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Sample Degree Plan
Course               Description                                                 Online   Hours
Land Management
WFSC XXX             Sustainable Military Land Management                         yes      3
WFSC XXX             Field Military Land Management                               yes      1
WFSC XXX             Seminars in Natural Resource Policy and Cultural Conflict    yes      2
WFSC XXX             Geospatial Technology in Military Land Management            yes      1
ESSM 630             Restoration Ecology                                          yes      3
ESSM 660             Landscape Analysis and Modeling                              yes      3
RENR 405             GIS Environmental Problem Solving                            yes      3
WFSC 618             Wildlife Study and Design                                    yes      3
Policy and Culture
ESSM 406             Forest Policy                                                yes       3
ESSM 670             Ecosystems and Markets                                       yes       3
WFSC 630             Ecology and Society                                          yes       3
INTA 654             Military Strategy                                            yes       3
WFSC 684             Professional Paper                                           yes       6
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Research/Field Experiences on Installations




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Target Students
 Active (to include guard/reserves) or
  returning veterans interested in natural
  resource training and/or a graduate degree.
  Unique graduate program for veterans.
  “Serving those who serve”.
 Career professionals with DoD or other
  state/federal agencies interested in
  continuing education training relative to
  working with the military.

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Knowledge and Skills
Student learning outcomes include an understanding of:
 Historic, current, and future military land use
  requirements.
 Environmental policies impacting land use and areas
  critical to mission.
 Natural resource planning approaches (e.g., INRMP, ITAM).
 Compatible land use approaches (e.g., buffer programs,
  regional planning, etc.).
 Geospatial technology use in land use decision-making.
 Conflict resolution and consensus building skills.


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 Enhancing the Military Mission through
 Land Management, Policy, and Culture


http://military.tamu.edu/
 Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources
           Roel R. Lopez, Associate Director
    1500 Research Parkway, Suite 110A, 2260 TAMU
            College Station, TX 77843-2260
      Phone: (979) 845-4067, Fax: (979) 845-0662
                 Email: roel@tamu.edu




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