Variant of CIP 2000 - NGS University-level Historical Groupings

63 - Natural Resources

03.01 - Natural Resources Conservation and Research

This subseries comprises instructional program classes 03.0101 to 03.0199.

03.0201 - Natural Resources Management and Policy, General

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to plan, develop, manage, and evaluate programs to protect and regulate natural habitats and renewable natural resources. These programs include courses in the principles of wildlife and conservation biology, environmental science, animal population surveying, natural resource economics, management techniques for various habitats, applicable law and policy, administrative and communications skills, and public relations.

  • Example Program Names:

    • Conservation management
    • Environmental management
    • Integrated resource management
    • Natural resource management
    • Natural resources management technology
    • Renewable resource management
    • Resource management
  • Exclusion

    • Natural resources conservation(03.0101)

03.0205 - Water, Wetlands and Marine Resources Management

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to apply the principles of marine/aquatic biology, oceanography, natural resource economics, and natural resources management to the development, conservation, and management of freshwater and saltwater environments. These programs include courses in subjects such as wetlands, riverine, lacustrian, coastal, and oceanic water resources; water conservation and use; flood control; pollution control; water supply logistics; wastewater management; aquatic and marine ecology; aquatic and marine life conservation; and the economic and recreational uses of water resources.

  • Example Program Names:

    • Marine environment technology
    • Marine resources management
    • Water resources technology
  • Exclusion

    • Water resources engineering(14.0805)
    • Water quality technology(15.0506)
    • Water resources sciences(40.0605)

03.0299 - Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other

This instructional program class comprises any program not listed above that relates to Natural Resources Management and Policy.

  • Example Program Names:

    • Conservation law enforcement
    • Conservation officer
    • Environmental law enforcement
    • Environmental monitoring and enforcement
    • Fish and wildlife law enforcement
    • Forest ranger
    • Forestry law enforcement
    • Game warden
    • Natural resources law enforcement
    • Wildlife officer
  • Exclusion

    • Natural resources conservation(03.0101)
    • Environmental technology(15.0507)

03.03 - Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

This subseries comprises instructional program class 03.0301.

03.0501 - Forestry, General

This instructional program class comprises any program that generally prepares individuals to manage and develop forest areas for economic, recreational, and ecological purposes. These programs include courses in forest-related sciences, mapping, statistics, harvesting and production technology, natural resources management and economics, wildlife sciences, administration, and public relations.

  • Example Program Names:

    • Forester
    • Forestry
  • Exclusion

    • Forest ranger(03.0299)
    • Forest engineering(14.3401)
    • Forest recreation technician(31.0101)
    • Hunting and fishing guide(31.0101)

03.0502 - Forest Sciences and Biology

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the application of one or more forest-related sciences to the study of environmental factors affecting forests and the growth and management of forest resources. These programs include courses in forest biology, forest hydrology, forest mensuration, silviculture, forest soils, water resources, environmental science, forest resources management, and wood science.

  • Example Program Names:

    • Forest biology
    • Forest ecology
    • Forest entomology
    • Forest genetics
    • Forest pathology
    • Forest science
  • Exclusion

    • Urban forestry(03.0508)
    • Forest engineering(14.3401)
    • Plant biology(26.0301)
    • Conservation biology(26.1307)

03.0506 - Forest Management/Forest Resources Management

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to apply principles of forestry and natural resources management to the administration of forest lands and related resources. These programs include courses in silviculture, forest mensuration, forest protection, inventorying, biometrics, geographic information systems, remote sensing, photogrammetry, forest policy and economics, forest land use planning, fire protection and management, and related administrative skills.

  • Example Program Names:

    • Forest management
    • Forest resource management
    • Silviculture
  • Exclusion

    • Forest resources production and management(03.0510)
    • Forest engineering(14.3401)
    • Parks management(31.0301)

03.0508 - Urban Forestry

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to apply the principles of forestry and related sciences to the development, care, and maintenance of individual trees and forested areas within or close to areas of dense human habitation. These programs include courses in urban environments; effects of pollution on tree species; environmental design and landscaping; urban pest infestation; urban forest management; and applicable policies and regulations.

  • Example Program Names:

    • Urban forestry
  • Exclusion

    • Environmental landscape management(01.0605)
    • Urban arboriculture(01.0699)

03.0509 - Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the application of chemical, physical, and engineering principles to the analysis of the properties and behaviour of wood and wood products and the development of processes for converting wood into paper and other products. These programs include courses in wood classification and testing, product development, manufacturing and processing technologies, and the design and development of related equipment and systems.

  • Example Program Names:

    • Log scaling
    • Lumber grading
    • Lumber inspection
    • Milling
    • Paper making
    • Pulp and paper technology
    • Pulp and papermaking operations
    • Wood products processing
    • Wood science
    • Wood science and technology
  • Exclusion

    • Forest products technology(03.0511)
    • Forest engineering(14.3401)
    • Pulp and paper engineering(14.9999)
    • Woodworking(48.0701)

03.0510 - Forest Resources Production and Management

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the application of forestry principles to the production, harvesting, and processing of forest resources and that prepares individuals to perform associated technical and managerial functions. These programs include courses in forest production and utilization, industrial forestry, agroforestry, transplantation, timber harvesting, selection and identification of trees, processing technologies and systems, equipment operations and maintenance, and related management skills.

  • Example Program Names:

    • Forest resources production and management
  • Exclusion

    • Forest resource management(03.0506)

03.0599 - Forestry, Other

This instructional program class comprises any program not listed above that relates to Forestry.

  • Example Program Names:

    • Cutter and skidder
  • Exclusion

    • Forest recreation technician(31.0101)
    • Hunting and fishing guide(31.0101)
    • Bush pilot(49.0102)

03.06 - Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

This subseries comprises instructional program class 03.0601.

03.99 - Natural Resources and Conservation, Other

This subseries comprises instructional program class 03.9999.

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