Resource Management

River photoGeographers in local, state and federal agencies are responsible for resource inventory and appraisal, policy formulation and management. Basic to their work are mapping and spatial analysis utilizing imaging and GIS techniques, integrating specialists' reports and recommendations into staff reports and general plans.


Courses offered in this area are:

  • Geog 317: Geography of Soils
  • Geog 342: Surface Water Hydrology
  • Geog 425: Economic Geography
  • Geog 427: Agriculture and Food Supply
  • Geog 600: Environmental Problems & Solutions
  • Geog 602: Field Methods in Physical Geography
  • Geog 610: Remote Sensing of the Environment I
  • Geog 611: Remote Sensing of the Environment II
  • Geog 642: Watershed Assessment & Restoration
  • Geog 644: Water Quality
  • Geog 647: Geography of Water Resources
  • Geog 657: Natural Resource Management: Biotic Resources
  • Geog 666: Geography of Garbage: Recycling & Waste Reduction

Geographic Internship, Geog 688, is strongly recommended to familiarize you with entry level positions in the public or private sector.


Resource management agencies (water districts, park districts, waste disposal/recycling programs); Federal Government (EPA, National Park Service); Conservation organizations; Environmental planning/engineering consultants.