Conservation and environmental planning in the Pacific Northwest of Canada and the United States (2008).

The 17-day excursion led to the Pacific Northwest between Vancouver Island, Cascade Range and Columbia River Gorge. Topics were the landscape areas as well as the planning systems in Canada and the USA. In particular, students learned about the various institutions for managing conservation and forest lands (from community forests to national forests and national parks) and different approaches to minimizing conflicts between conservation and natural uses. Visits included Pacific Rim National Park, Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park, and Port Alberni (Canada), as well as Olympic National Park, Cape Disappointment State Park, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, and Mount Rainier National Park. 

Leadership: Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Prasse, Dr. Eick von Ruschkowski