Campus Recreation


GES 4700 - Trails and Land Ethic

Course offered: Summer 2014
Course dates: June 6 - June 28
Course days: Fridays 4-7pm (classroom based)
  Saturdays 8am-4pm (field-based)

This academic course introduces students to the theory and practice of land management through a human-environment geographic lens. Students will explore the following through both classroom and field-based experiences:

  • physical aspects of natural places as they relate to negative and positive human interactions human/environment interactions within the context of a ‘land ethic’
  • approaches to environmental restoration
  • the importance of recreation in instilling land ethic in society
  • techniques of trail building and environmental restoration

Course includes a series of service learning field days and group project. Group project themes and objectives include proposing and implementing a strategic outcome or priority from the UCCS Trails Micro Master Plan. Planning will begin during this summer course with design and implementation phases executed throughout the academic year. The design and implementation phases will provide opportunities for the UCCS community to be involved in the process.

For any questions or comments, contact Andrea Hassler, Trails Coordinator, at 719-255-7508 or