David M. Engle

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Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Oklahoma State University
008 C Agriculture Hall
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74075, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Assessment of Experiential Education in Prescribed Burning for Current and Future Natural Resource Managers
Pages: 88-105
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1101088

Acquiring experiential prescribed fire education is difficult for college students.  In order to evaluate the effects of instruction on students, we surveyed those who were taking or had completed Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) prescribed fire courses since 2000.  Of those surveyed, 32 were current students and 99 were former students.  We assessed changes in their perception, knowledge, skills, abilities, the total area that they have prescribed burned since leaving OSU, their career trajectories, and how they rated the importance of different types of instruction.  [Read More]

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