2002 - 2003 Resource Management

Graduate Faculty

Natural Resources:
Dr. Anthony  Gabriel, Department of Geography and Land Studies Central Washington University 400 E 8th Ave, Lind 119 Ellensburg, WA 98926-7420 (509) 963-1188 e-mail:

Cultural Resources:
Dr. Steven Hackenberger, Department of Anthropology Central Washington University 400 E 8th Ave, Farrell 317 Ellensburg, WA 98926-7544 (509) 963-3201 e-mail:

Donald J. Cocheba, Economics, Resource/Wildlife Economics
Anne S. Denman, Anthropology, American Culture
David R. Hosford, Botany, Fungi in Forest Ecosystems, Mushroom Conservation
James L. Huckabay, Geography, Energy Resources, Aerial Photo Interpretation
Nancy Hultquist, Geography, GIS, Urban Geography, Computer Cartography
Paul James, Biology, Fisheries Management, Fish Ecology
David S. Kaufman, Sociology, Social Impacts of Resource Management, Demography
George Macinko, Emeritus, Geography, Resources and Man, Environmental Philosophy
Richard S. Mack, Economics, Resource and Regional Economics
Raymond Riznyk, Botany, Water Resources, In-stream Flows, Conservation
Morris Uebelacker, Geography, Resources and Land Utilization Patterns, Cultural Resource Management
Rex Wirth, Political Science, Resource Policy in Developing Nations

Associate Professors:
Tracy J. Andrews, Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology, Ecological Anthropology, Ethnicity
Loran E. Cutsinger, Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology
Steven Hackenberger, Anthropology, Cultural Resource Management, Cultural Ecology
Robert Kuhlken, Geography, Land-use Planning, Cultural Ecology, Oceania
Karl Lillquist, Geographry, Physical Geography, Remote Sensing, Global Change, Arid Lands

Assistant Professor:
Kristina Ernest, Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Management
Anthony Gabriel, Geography, Biogeography, Environmental Studies, Coastal Zone Management, Pacific Northwest
Robery Hickey, Geography, GIS Remote Sensing, Environmental Impacts, Coastal Zones, Ausstralia
Christopher Kent, Geography, Physical Geography, Water Resources, Watershed Planning, North America
Patrick Lubinski, Anthropology, Zooarchaeology, Computer Applications, Cultural Resource Management, Western North America
Patrick McCutcheon, Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Resource Management
Thomas Wellock, History, Environmental History, The American West, Nuclear Energy

*Faculty from other departments participate in the program as graduate committee members.

Master of Science

Resource Management

Program. The program is interdisciplinary, emphasizing understanding of problems encountered in the management of both natural and cultural resources. It includes a basic core of 15 credits in resource management courses, courses in geographic information systems, and a specialty track in either natural resource areas (management of land, mineral, water, and energy resources) or cultural resources management (ethnographic and archaeological sites and materials, historic properties, and archives). An internship is recommended. Students must complete at least 60 credits as outlined in an approved Course of Study filed with Graduate Studies and Research. The Course of Study is selected by advisement before completing 25 credits.

Program Admission Requirements. In addition to general regulations for admission to Master's programs, applicants for admission must have the following qualifications:

A. A solid background in a discipline closely related to the resources they expect to manage. Normally, a bachelor's degree is required in a technical field such as one of the biological or physical sciences, engineering, geology or earth sciences, oceanography, archaeology or ethnology, history or architecture. In some cases work experience may be accepted in lieu of a technical major. Before admission, program faculty will evaluate the academic coursework and experience of all applicants for admission, and will recommend remedial coursework if, in their judgment, there are deficiencies in pre-baccalaureate work which need to be overcome before entrance into the program.

B. A high proficiency in written and spoken English as well as potential for post-graduate study and research. Evidence of proficiency and potential may include: GRE scores, samples of previous writing, letters of recommendation, an interview.

C. A good background in basic statistics (the equivalent of two quarters of undergraduate statistics), knowledge of microeconomic principles, and some knowledge of computer systems (the equivalent of a one-quarter undergraduate course).

Admission to the program and continuation in it may be conditional on the applicant's satisfactory completion of remedial courses. Such courses will not count toward the program credit requirement but in some cases they may be taken after admission to the program.

Required Core Courses                  Credits
REM 501, Systems of Resource Management              3
REM 502, Policy and Law in Resource Management       3
REM 505, Introduction to Graduate Research           3
REM 522, Resource Analysis                           3
REM 562, Issues and Conflicts in Resource Management 3

                                       Subtotal     15

REM Course Requirements Core                        15
Electives (to be selected by advisement)
Natural Resource Management (minimum 15) OR
  Cultural Resource Management (minimum 15)         39
REM 700, Thesis                                      6

                                          Total     60

Graduate Committee. The student will have at least a three-member graduate committee, to be selected in consultation with the program coordinator and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.

Final Examination. Each candidate must pass a final oral examination on all phases of his or her program including the thesis and related coursework.

Graduate Courses in Resource Management

REM 501. Systems of Resource Management (3). The nature of resources; traditional systems of resource management; problems associated with resource "ownership"; principles and practice of management related to local, regional and global resources.

REM 502. Policy and Law in Resource Management (3). The scope and formation of U.S. resource policy, history of resource-related policies and legislation, current legislation and policies, future directions in resource policy.

REM 505. Introduction to Graduate Research (3). Prerequisite, permission of instructor. Discussion of research methods, thesis design, and literature review. Development of problem statement and research proposal.

REM 515. GIS in Resource Management (3). Introduction to uses and management applications of Geographic Information Systems, with emphasis on discovering its utility as a technology for both natural and cultural resources.

REM 522. Resource Analysis (3). Prerequisite, ECON 462. Problems of resource allocation; techniques of resource determination, cost-benefit analysis, principles of systems analysis, politics of resource analysis, understanding the "planner" and the "developer."

REM 562. Issues and Conflicts in Resource Management (3) Current issues and problems in resource management.

REM 590. Internship (1-8). Prerequisite, approval of program coordinator. Supervised off-campus practical experience in accordance with a written agreement between student, faculty and cooperating agency. Grade will be S or U. May be repeated for credit.

REM 593. Resource Management Field Experience (1-8). Prerequisite, permission of instructor and program director. Off campus experience in the field study of resource management. This course may be repeated for credit.

REM 597. Graduate Research (1-10). May be repeated for credit.

REM 598. Special Topics (1-5).

REM 599. Seminar (1-3).

REM 700. Master's Thesis, Project Study and/or Examination (1-6). Prerequisite, permission of Chair of student's graduate faculty supervisory committee. Designed to credit and record supervised study for the Master's thesis, non-thesis project, studio project, public recital, and/or examination. Grade will be either S or U. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.